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Plymouth: Vision of a modern city

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:32
Date published
Wed, 01/06/2011 - 00:00
TitlePlymouth: Vision of a modern city
AuthorJeremy Gould
PublisherEnglish Heritage
ISBN9781848020504
Price£9.99
HTF Members 10% discount: (£8.99) + free p&p 
Discount Offer code 
To order
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Plymouth was the most devastated city in England in the Second World War and was the only British city which renewed the whole of its city centre and institutions. The reconstructed city, which is important and representative of its time, is now over 50 years old and can legitimately be labelled an historic city.

In autumn 1941 Sir Patrick Abercrombie, the most distinguished town planner of his generation, was appointed by Plymouth City Council to produce a plan for the reconstruction of the bomb-damaged city. His Plan gave Plymouth a unique form which once understood and valued, could underpin the city’s regeneration.

Abercrombie’s Plan reflected the ideals of an extraordinary time, and proposed a new environment for a modern age. By splitting the city into distinct precincts, each dedicated to a particular function (e.g. residential, cultural, commercial, civic), the Plan represented Abercrombie’s social democratic ideals with communities centred on schools and cultural activities, affording personal privacy and communal enjoyment of open space, democratic and non-hierarchical; it was symbolic of rebuilding a better Britain.

Time however has taken its toll: incremental changes have caused the architecture to coarsen and the public have not valued it. Yet Plymouth has more listed 1950’s buildings than any other provincial city, demonstrating that the best of modern architecture can rank alongside that of the past and stand the test of time.

Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, said:

“The debate over the future role of Plymouth’s post-war architecture is hugely relevant. The significance of the Plan and the architecture of the city need to be formally recognised in order to prevent unsuitable development and further loss of significant buildings.”

Living in History

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/04/2011 - 16:50
Date published
Tue, 01/03/2011 - 00:00
TitleLiving in History
IllustratorEli Ofir
Historical ResearchRosalind Chislett & Jane Davidson
PublisherHome Portraits 4 U Ltd
ISBN9780956807700
Price£39.99 + p&p
HTF Members 10% discount Offer code (£35.99) + p&p 
To order
Order online at http://www.livinginhistory.co.uk/ and enter the code at checkout.

Living in History is a unique and breathtaking study of the evolution of English house styles from Medieval and Tudor times up to the 1930s. It reveals the architectural diversity of each period through the eyes and beautiful hand drawn portraits of Eli Ofir.

The book gives a good representation of architecture through the historical periods. The portraits are of different types of buildings - not only houses, but pubs, colleges and converted agricultural buildings constructed of various materials including timber-frame with flint, handmade bricks as well as mass produced materials. In addition to an explanation of building in each historical period the individual portraits are accompanied by their subjects' own histories telling the story of where, when, why and how each came to be built.

The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 11:34
Date published
Sun, 01/01/2012 - 00:00

The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice is a journal for all those that investigate, conserve and manage the historic environment. In the November 2011 issue of Context, magazine of the IHBC, the journal was reviewed as “…essential reading for the heritage professional”.

The journal forms essential reading for all archaeological practitioners, and those involved in building conservation - contractors, consultants, curators, researchers, students and fieldworkers - both professional and voluntary. The journal cuts across organisational divisions to identify themes which are of concern and interest to all practitioners.

The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice demonstrates best practice and appropriate methods, and the enhancement of technical and professional skills. The journal relates these skills to topical
issues and features the political, legal, economic, cultural, environmental, social and educational contexts, and the academic frameworks, in which those involved in the historic environment work.
The scope includes:

  • Development of skills and competence in archaeology and conservation
  • Best practice approaches to cultural resource management
  • New techniques in the investigation of ancient and recent archaeological sites, landscapes and buildings
  • The relationship between historic sites and past and future environmental change
 
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice
Volume 3 (2012), 2 issues per year
Print ISSN: 1756-7505 Online ISSN: 1756-7513

30% discount for HTF Members
Individuals (Print and Online): £27.00 (normally £38.00)
Individuals (Online-only): £20.00 (normally £29.00)

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Please visit www.maney.co.uk/journals/hen for more information and to subscribe online

Living Buildings Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Principles and Practice

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 11:24
Date published
Sat, 01/11/2008 - 00:00
TitleLiving Buildings
Architectural Conservation: Philisophy, Principles and Practice
AuthorDonald Insall
PublisherImages Publishing Group
ISBN9781864701920
Price£39.50 + p&p
Special HTF Members offer £27.50 + p&p (Members' Special offer code)
To orderTel: 01394 389977 Antique Collectors Club
Email: sue.slee@antiques-acc.com
Written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Donald Insall’s multi-award winning architectural practice, this copiously and beautifully illustrated book begins with the assertion that ‘buildings are alive’. The buildings and their materials ‘speak eloquently of their local origin’, writes the author.
 
His philosophy is combined with practical guidance and in-depth analysis of architectural conservation. From day-to-day maintenance to drastic renovation projects, the book offers advice drawn from case studies of some of the country’s best loved buildings.
 
At the same time an elegant coffee table book and a practical manual for anyone with an interest in architecture and conservation, this book would make an excellent gift or addition to a collection.

Practical Guide to National Infrastructure Projects

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 11:19
Date published
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 00:00
TitlePractical Guide to National Infrastructure Projects
AuthorBircham Dyson Bell
PublisherButterworths
ISBN9781405747226 
Product CodePLNIR
Price£130.00 + p&p
Special HTF Members offer £104.00 (20% discount) + p&p (Members' Special offer code)
To orderTo receive the 20% discount please phone LexisNexis customer services on +44 (0) 845 370 123444 quoting the Members' Special offer code

Non-members can order online

 

The Green Guide for Historic Buildings

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 11:07
Date published
Thu, 01/04/2010 - 00:00

 

TitleThe Green Guide for Historic Buildings
AuthorThe Prince's Regeneration Trust
PublisherThe Stationery Office (TSO)
ISBN9780117068445
Price£24.99 + p&p
Special HTF Members 20% discount (£19.99 + p&p) (Offer code)
To order
Either contact The Stationery Office quoting DYV by:
Tel: +44 (0)870 243 0123 or Email: sales@tso.co.uk
Or
Order online at www.tsoshop.co.uk and enter the Offer code at the checkout stage.
This discount is valid until 31 October 2010.
Not only is carbon invested in historic buildings but also ‘social and cultural energy’, according to the foreword written by HTF's Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Charles.  This practical book deals with every aspect of further enhancing the environmental performance of listed buildings and will be extremely useful to anyone working in the built environment. 

There are six chapters offering detailed information on everything from statutory requirements through windows, chimneys, heating, cooling, lighting, renewable technologies, green roofs, building material and more; with six appendices for additional information sources, links and funding information.  Case studies, diagrams and ‘hints and tips’ boxes, laid out in a very accessible way make it a useful manual for adaptation and mitigation – something we are all going to have to learn to do.

Shopfronts and Adverts in Historic Towns

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 09:59
Date published
Mon, 01/04/1991 - 00:00

Shopfronts and Avertisements in Historic Towns

Report 06

This booklet is still relevant to todays conservationists, developers and retailers concerned with maintaining quality in the town centre environment. 

Produced at a time of growing concern over the quality of the town centre environment, with increasing competition from highly accessible out-of-town shopping centres, it has become more and more important that the traditional town centre should be attractive and project an image of quality.  As town centres contain a greater variety of speciality shops as well as a good deal of architectural and historic interest, they have potentially more to offer than out of town centres.  Emphasis on good quality design, including the design of shopfronts and advertisements, will encourage investment and spending and will bring rewards which will ultimately benefit all of the traders in the centre.

Shopfronts and Advertisments in Historic Towns sets out the principles of good shopfront design.  It recognises and accepts that companies have invested a great deal to promote their own corporate images, while asking retailers to recognise that historic towns also invest a great deal in their own historic buildings and on the quality of their environment.

This document is intended to act as a forum for discussion and co-operation between local authorities and retailers, with the ultimate aim of improving the environmental quality of traditional shopping centres.

Format: Hard copy

Price: £5.00 - (25% discount available for HTF Members)

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Details of Good Practice in Shopfront Design

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 09:55
Date published
Wed, 01/09/1993 - 00:00
Book of Details & Good Practice in Shopfront Design


Report 23

This booklet is still relevant to today's conservationists, developers and retailers concerned with maintaining quality in the town centre environment.

The enormous interest shown in the document Shopfronts and Advertisements in Historic Towns, from developers, retailers, conservationists and the media convinced the Forum of the benefit of producing a further good practice guide giving more detailed technical guidance. 

It is not intended that the Book of Details and Good Practice in Shopfront Design  should be followed slavishly in all circumstances, nor is it intended to be a definitive document.  It should be studied in conjunction with local traditions and be seen as a context for local authorities' statements of guidance.

The document is intended to act as a forum for discussion and co-operation between local authorities and retailers, with the ultimate aim of improving the environmental quality of traditional shopping centres.

Format: Hard copy

Price: £11 - 25% (discount available for HTF Members)

Postage and packing: £1.00

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Focus on Retail

Submitted by admin on Fri, 21/01/2011 - 08:55
Date published
Sat, 01/03/2008 - 00:00

Focus on Retail

Report 60

Retail activity is a key feature of all historic towns and cities and has a critical influence on the environment and the quality of life these places offer - for many people living in or visiting our towns and cities shopping is both a leisure activity and a necessity. Retailing is also a very dynamic area of activity subject to continually evolving customer demands, financial pressures and policy frameworks. Focus on Retail provides both theoretical and practical background and advice to promote good practice in retail planning and development that will enhance historic places. It is aimed principally at the local authority members of the Forum, both members and officers. It aims to be relevant to the needs of land use and transport planners, conservation officers and town centre managers. It can assist in setting the evidence base for development plan policies and support negotiations with developers. It will help to give local authorities the confidence to make difficult decisions in the face of internal and external pressures. The Forum hopes that the guidance will be relevant also to the needs of developers, retailers architects and urban designers.

In a departure from other Forum Focus on... documents, Focus on Retail comprises articles written by specialists and experts in the field - the views expressed are their own. Taken together the contributions aim to set out a vision for retailing in historic towns and represent an integrated apporach to reconciling the sometimes competing demands that manifest themselves in our town centres and on our high streets. The Forum hopes that this Focus will help to ensure that retailing develops in an increasingly sustainable way for the benefit of all.

Format: Hard copy

Price: £10.00 (25% discount available to HTF Members).

Postage and packing: £1.00 

 

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