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Building Skills, Construction Management & Building Engineering: Conservation, Preservation & Restoration

Library and web resources on building skills, construction management & building engineering

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This is a small sampling of RTC Library's books on Pacific Northwest architecture, and architectural preservation, restoration, and conservation.

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Conservation/Restoration/Preservation Books

Pest management in museums, archives, and historic houses / David Pinniger; illustrated by Annette Townsend; rodent and bird chapter by Adrian Meyer.  Call Number:  069.53 PINNIGE 2001

A history of architectural conservation / Jukka Jokilehto. Call Number:  363.69 JOKILEH 1999

Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life into Vintage Homes / George Nash. Call Number:  363.69 NASH-G 2003

Architectural conservation:  principles and practice / Aylin Orbaslı. Call Number:  363.69 ORBASLI 2008

Paint research in building conservation / edited by Line Bregnhøi ... [et al.]. Call Number:  363.69 PAINT 2006r

The preservation of historic architecture:  the U.S. government's official guidelines for preserving historic homes / Department of the Interior. Call Number:  363.69 PRESERV 2004h

The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide / Donovan D. Rypkema. Call Number:  363.69 RYPKEMA 1994

Historic preservation:  an introduction to its history, principles, and practice / Norman Tyler. Call Number:  363.69 TYLER 2000

The American Mosaic / edited by Robert E. Stipe and Antoinette J. Lee. Call Number:  363.690973 AMERICA 1987m

Innovative Tools for Historic Preservation / By Marya Morris. Call Number:  363.690973 MORRIS 1992

A richer heritage:  historic preservation in the twenty-first century / edited by Robert E. Stipe. Call Number:  363.690973 RICHER 2003

Preparing a Historic Preservation Plan / By Bradford J. White & Richard Roddewig. Call Number:  363.690973  WHITE 1994

Historic Preservation and the Imagined West / Judy Morley. Call Number:  363.690978 MORLEY 2006

Period details / Judith and Martin Miller. Call Number:  643.7 MILLER 1987

Housekeeping for historic homes and house museums / By Melissa M. Heaver. Call Number:  648.5  HEAVER 200U

Historic preservation:  project planning & estimating / Swanke Hayden Connell Architects. Call Number:  690.24 SWANKE 2000

Historic Preservation Technology / By Robert A. Young. Call Number:  690.24 YOUNG 2008

Stone buildings:  conservation, repair, building / Patrick McAfee. Call Number:  693.1 MCAFEE 1998

Landscapes and gardens for historic buildings:  a handbook for reproducing and creating authentic landscape settings / Rudy J. Favretti and Joy Putman Favretti. Call Number:  712.0973 FAVRETT 1997

What style is it? : a guide to American architecture / by John C. Poppeliers, S. Allen Chambers, Jr. Call Number:  720.973 POPPELI 2003

Adobe conservation:  a preservation handbook / compiled by the technical staff of Cornerstones Community Partnerships; with illustrations by Francisco Uviña Contreras. Call Number:  721.0288 ADOBE 2006c

Conservation of historic buildings / Bernard M. Feilden. Call Number:  721.0288 FEILDEN 2003

Historic building façades:  the manual for maintenance and rehabilitation / New York Landmarks Conservancy; William G. Foulks, editor. Call Number:  721.0288 HISTOR 1997b

Materials & skills for historic building conservation / edited by Michael Forsyth. Call Number:  721.0288 HISTOR 2008b

The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture / By Rachel Carley Call Number:  728.0973 CARLEY 1997

Old House Dictionary: An Illustrated Guide to American Domestic Architecture (1600-1940) / By Steven J. Phillips. Call Number:  728.0973  PHILLIP 1994

American House Styles / by John Milnes Baker. Call Number:  728.370973 BAKER 2002

The Vintage House Book: Classic American Homes 188-1980 / By Tad Burness. Call Number:  728.370973 BURNESS 2003

Architectural tiles:  conservation and restoration:  from the medieval period to the twentieth century / Lesley Durbin. Call Number:  738.60288 DURBIN 2005

Archeology in Washington / by Ruth Kirk and Richard D. Daugherty. Call Number:  979.701 KIRK-R 2007

 

Pacific Northwest Architecture

Made to last:  historic preservation in Seattle and King County / Lawrence Kreisman.  Call number: 363.6909797 KREISM 1999

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest  / Lawrence Kreisman and Glenn Mason. Call number: 709.7950904 KREISMA 2007.

Beautiful America's Northwest Victorians / Kenneth Naversen. Call number: 720.979709 NAVERSEN 2001

Seattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to Downtown / Maureen R. Elenga. Call number: 720.9797772 ELENGA 2007.

Distant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H.H. Richardson / Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis Alan Anderson. Call number: 720.9797772 OCHSNER 2003.

The Seattle Bungalow: People and houses, 1900-1940 / Janet Ore. Call number: 728.3730977  ORE-J 2007

Built in Washington:  12,000 years of Pacific Northwest archaeological sites and historic buildings / written by the staff of the Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Call number: 979.7 BUILT 1989i

National trust guide, Seattle:  America's guide for architecture and history travelers / Walt Crowley; with Paul Dorpat, photography editor. Call number:  979.778 CROWLEY 1998

 

 

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