Provides access to Grove Art, the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day. Includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies, and links to additional resources. Limited to 8 concurrent users.
Authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. Includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excluding living persons). Text is complemented by over 260 line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the many facets of historic preservation: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, preservation technology, and heritage tourism, plus a survey of architectural styles.
An open platform that allows users to contribute information (including images) related to any building, with worldwide coverage. Basic information is publicly available for free, but a subscription may be required for more detail.
Building materials, products, manufacturers, CAD details, specs and green product information.
Practical Building Conservation Series
Conservation Basics by English Heritage StaffConservation Basicsexamines the evolving theories and principles that underpin building conservation in England in the 21st century, and looks at their application in practice. The process of conservation planning for the maintenance and repair of historic buildings and places is described in detail, and is illustrated through case studies. Topics include understanding and assessment, surveys and recording, ecological considerations, planning and managing maintenance and repair programmes, risk management, specifying works, and contract procurement.
Call Number: NA105 .E54 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-24
Timber by English Heritage StaffTimber deals with wide-ranging use of the material in historic buildings, from vast structural timber-frames through to high-class joinery and simple fixings. Particular attention is paid to how and why timber decays or faults occur, and the methods of assessing and dealing with this. The bulk of the book covers appropriate methods of repair and maintenance.
Call Number: TA422 .T53 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-28
Concrete by English Heritage StaffA great deal of research and literature has been produced on repairing concrete structures but very little aimed at conserving the character or appearance of historic examples. This volume offers guidance as to how that should be done. It includes a brief history of the use of the material and explains the criteria for listing before assessing decay mechanisms and determining appropriate repair strategies. A bibliography and case studies are also included.
Call Number: TA439 .C553 2012
Publication Date: 2016-04-07
Mortars, Renders and Plasters by English Heritage StaffMortars, Renders and Plastersprovides a broad perspective of contemporary conservation theory and practice not otherwise found in one publication, describing the history, physical properties, and deterioration of these important materials. Methods of assessing condition and evaluating options for treatment and repair are discussed, together with a range of practical conservation techniques and maintenance strategies.
Call Number: TA436 .M67 2011
Publication Date: 2016-03-18
Metals by English Heritage StaffMetalsdeals with the conservation of a group of materials that have been used in buildings for everything from structural components and fixings to weatherproofing, repairs, and decoration. It covers both the iron-based and the non-ferrous metals (such as copper, bronze and lead), in each case considering technological evolution, deterioration processes, and the practical application and long-term implications of the common conservation materials and methods.
Call Number: TA684 .M438 2009
Publication Date: 2012-03-28
Stone by English Heritage StaffStone considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to assess and understand the causes, before concentrating on the practical methods of treatment, repair and maintenance.
Call Number: TH1201 .S76 2012
Publication Date: 2016-04-07
Earth, brick & terracotta by English Heritage StaffEarth, Brick and Terracottadeals with fired and unfired clay products. It considers their technological evolution, the processes causing deterioration and how these should be assessed and the methods used for their repair and maintenance.
Call Number: TH1421 .E25 2015
Publication Date: 2016-02-04
Roofing by English Heritage StaffRoofing looks at traditional roof coverings used on historic buildings. Many materials and systems have been used to provide roof coverings, and the book provides information about their technological evolution, the processes causing deterioration, and ways of assessing problems and solutions. Repairs, maintenance and conflicts with modern practices are also covered.
Call Number: TH2401 .R578 2013
Publication Date: 2016-04-06
Building Environment by English Heritage StaffBuilding Environmentlooks at the interaction between building materials and systems and their surroundings, and how this may lead to deterioration. It presents ways of assessing remedial treatments, and includes discussions on occupant health, and sustainable retrofitting.
Call Number: TH3401 .B843 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-24
Glass and Glazing by English Heritage StaffGlass and Glazinglooks at the conservation of one of the most important building materials, and its use in windows, roofing and walling. It considers the technological evolution of glass and glazing systems, the processes causing deterioration, and the practical application and long-term implications of common conservation materials and methods, as well as of alterations to improve performance.
The eighth volume in the Buildings of the United States series, Buildings of Louisiana is both an architectural history of the state and a guidebook to the architectural riches within its borders. Generously illustrated with photographs and maps, the volume is divided into sections coveringeach of the state's main regions.
Call Number: NA 730 .L8 L68 1997 Louisiana Research Collections
Publication Date: 1997
Includes public edifices and grand plantation complexes, as well as habitations of the common man as well as industrial structures. The project has yielded not only graphic and written documentation of the buildings, many no longer standing, but also new insights into the history of the state's architecture.
v. 1. The Lower Garden District.--v. 2. The American sector (Faubourg St. Mary)--v. 3. The cemeteries.--v. 4. The Creole Faubourgs.--v. 5. The Esplanade Ridge.--v. 6. Faubourg Tremé and the Bayou Road.--v. 7. Jefferson City