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Lost, Texas

Photographs of Forgotten Buildings

by Bronson Dorsey

<p>In <em>Lost, Texas: Photographs of Forgotten Buildings</em>, Bronson Dorsey takes us on a tour of old, abandoned buildings in Texas that evoke the mystique of bygone days and shifting population patterns. With a skilled photographer’s eye, he

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Madras Exchange Light House

1796

by D Hemchandra Rao FIE

Madras Exchange Light House is a result of extensive research on the lighthouses of Madras. The data was gathered from the Tamil Nadu archives over a period of eight years; it gives insight into how the “system” worked then. The book will ...

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Master Builder of the Lower Rio Grande

Heinrich Portscheller

by Stephen Fox & W. Eugene George

<p>In 1865, Heinrich Portscheller emigrated to Mexico from his native Germany, perhaps motivated by a desire to avoid compulsory military service in the Austro-Prussian War. The scion of a well-known family of masons and master builders, he had ...

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Practical Heritage Management

Preserving a Tangible Past

by Scott F. Anfinson

<p>Scott Anfinson’s <em>Practical Heritage Management</em> provides a comprehensive overview of American cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation. It is a textbook designed for all levels of students in archaeology, history, ...

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Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation

by Vinayak Bharne & Trudi Sandmeier

<p>The act of identifying, protecting, restoring, and reusing buildings, districts, and built landscapes of historic and cultural significance is, at its best, a reflective and consequential process of urban and socio-economic reform. It has the

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Saving San Antonio

The Preservation of a Heritage

by Lewis F. Fisher

<div>Few American cities enjoy the likes of San Antonio's visual links with its dramatic past. The Alamo and four other Spanish missions, recently marked as a UNESCO World Heritage site, are the most obvious but there are a host of landmarks and

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Sketches of Early American Architecture

by William H. Crocker

<DIV>These 53 magnificent drawings by a distinguished architect recapture landmarks of colonial America. Originally published in 1922, Otto Reinhold Eggers' portfolio of pencil sketches depicts historic structures in New York, Philadelphia, ...

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Southern Splendor

Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South

by Marc R. Matrana, Robin S. Lattimore & Michael W. Kitchens

<p>Few things evoke thoughts and memories of the past more than a house from a bygone era, and few places are identified and symbolized more by historic dwellings than the American South. Plantation houses built with columned porticos and wide ...

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Specifications for Building Conservation

Volume 1: External Structure

by Rory Cullen & Rick Meier

<p>In <em>Specifications for Building Conservation</em>, the National Trust draws on a range of case studies and specifications to provide a much needed guide to specification writing for building conservation. Although traditional building ...

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Sustainable Heritage

Merging Environmental Conservation and Historic Preservation

by Amalia Leifeste & Barry L. Stiefel

<p>This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, <em>Sustainable Heritage</em> reframes the

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The Past and Future City

How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

by Ms. Stephanie Meeks & Mr. Kevin C. Murphy

<p>In*The Past and Future City,*Stephanie Meeks, the presidof the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail, and with unique empirical research, the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create ...

ISBN: 9781610917100

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The Sterling Book of Essence of Indian Thought

by Baldeo Sahai

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and great grandmother of tradition. Mark Twain Essence of Indian Thought is about the contribution of India to the thoughts, ...

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The Wisconsin Capitol

Stories of a Monument and Its People

by Michael Edmonds

<p>On the occasion of the Capitol’s centennial in 2017, this book tells the remarkable story of the building—in all its incarnations—and the people who made history beneath its dome. The book covers the creation of the territorial capitol in ...

ISBN: 9780870208430

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Through Portugal

by Martin Hume

<p>Portugal had been familiar to me from my earliest youth, for my road to and from Spain had often lain that way, and circumstances had made me conversant with the language and history of the country; and yet this book is not the outcome of any

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UnDoing Buildings

Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory

by Sally Stone

<p><em>UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory</em> discusses one of the greatest challenges for twenty-first-century society: what is to be done with the huge stock of existing buildings that have outlived the function for which ...

ISBN: 9781315397207

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Why Old Places Matter

How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being

by Thompson M. Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation

<p><em>Why Old Places Matter</em> is the only book that explores the reasons that old places matter to people. Although people often feel very deeply about the old places of their lives, they don’t have the words to express why. This book brings

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Why Preservation Matters

by Max Page

<p><strong>Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, a critique of the preservation movement—and a bold vision for its future</strong></p> <p>Every day, millions of people enter old buildings, pass ...

ISBN: 9780300225150

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Writing America

Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee (A Reader's Companion)

by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

<p>Winner of the John S. Tuckey 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mark Twain Scholarship from The Center for Mark Twain Studies</p> <p>American novelist E.L. Doctorow once observed that literature “endows places with meaning.” Yet, as this ...

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Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee (A Reader's Companion)

by Fishkin, Shelley Fisher

<DIV>&quot;A book that redraws the literary map of the United States.&quot; &ndash; Junot D&iacute;az<BR /><I>Writing America</I> takes readers on an eclectic tour of historic sites that have been pivotal to the making of American literature, ...

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