Architecture and Historic Preservation
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After the Harvest: Indiana's Historic Grain Elevators and Feed Mills
Join master photographer John Bower as he celebrates, in stunning black-and-white imagery, the majestic dignity of these vanishing agricultural icons along with small-town feed mills and picturesque grist mills. This latest book from Studio Indiana celebrates these magnificent, and vanishing, structures. At one time, nearly every Indiana town had a local grain elevator, or a feed mill. Towering above the landscape often taller than trees, church steeples, main street stores, and even some courthouses these stark, geometric buildings were the castles of the Hoosier heartland.
paper / 144 pp. / 2007 / ISBN 978-0-9745186-3-3 /
Order No. 2642
Industrial Heritage Re-tooled: The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation
This volume comprises the authoritative work from the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage – the international group dedicated to industrial archaeology and heritage – detailing the latest approaches to the conservation of the global industrial heritage. With contributions from over thirty specialists in archaeology and industrial heritage, Industrial Heritage Re-tooled establishes the first set of comprehensive best practices for the management, conservation, and interpretation of historical industrial sites.
256 pp. / 2013 / ISBN: 978-1629582030 / $34.95
Order no. 1488
Antique Stained Glass for the Home
Large quantities of leaded decorative windows were manufactured in the years surrounding the turn of the century. Glasses of many colors and textures were used to make elaborate windows for homes, creating spectacular presentations of light and color formerly seen only in churches. These windows are enormously popular on today's antiques market, varying widely in price and condition. This attractive book is a useful tool for anyone looking to bring the enchanting beauty of stained glass into their home.
192 pp. / 2001 / ISBN: 978-0764313110 / $39.95
Order no. 1503
A Home of Her Own
Nancy R. Hiller
For some, home is simply a place to eat, sleep, and store possessions. For others, home offers intimate and rewarding opportunities for self-expression, becoming a reflection of taste, values, and even identity. The activities of constructing and maintaining a home can provide a sense of existential purpose, of belonging to a particular place along with others who have cared for that place before.
Illustrated with more than 100 color photographs, A Home of Her Own showcases a wide variety of homes and tells the stories of their making.
218 pp. / 2011 / ISBN 9780253223531 / $29.95
Order no. 1355
Historic Preservation in Indiana: Essays from the Field
Nancy R. Hiller
Over the last half century, historic preservation has been on the rise in American cities and towns, from urban renewal and gentrification projects to painstaking restoration of Victorian homes and architectural landmarks. In this book, Nancy R. Hiller brings together individuals with distinctive styles and perspectives, to talk about their passion for preservation. They consider the meaning of place and what motivates those who work to save and care for places; the role of place in the formation of identity; the roles of individuals and organizations in preserving homes, neighborhoods, and towns; and the spiritual as well as economic benefits of preservation. Richly illustrated, Historic Preservation in Indiana is an essential book for everyone who cares about preserving the past for future generations.
224 pp. / 2013 / ISBN 9780253010674 / $25.00
Order No. 4109
The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History
Nancy R. Hiller
Loaded with labor and time-saving conveniences, the Hoosier cabinet was among the earliest design innovations of the modern American kitchen. This culinary workstation allowed owners to maintain an efficient and clutter-free kitchen by centralizing utensils, cookware, tools, and ingredients all the while providing a space in which to prepare the meals of the day. Bloomington-based cabinetmaker Nancy R. Hiller draws on her years of specialty cabinet making and thorough knowledge of interior design to deliver an entertaining, beautiful, and informative history of the Hoosier cabinet—revealing its influence on the development of the contemporary American home. Illustrated with original manufacturers' advertisements and sales literature—some of which is previously unpublished—as well as color and black-and-white photos, this long-overdue book on an icon of the early 20th-century kitchen will be an invaluable resource to cabinetmakers, antiques enthusiasts, and homeowners planning a period-inspired kitchen.
cloth / 144 pp. / 2009 / ISBN 978-0-253-31424-6 / $34.95
Order No. 2743
Houses Without Names
Thomas C. Hubka
In countless neighborhoods across America, the streets are lined with houses representing no established architectural style. Many of the 80 million homes in the United States today have only loose-fitting, general names like ranch, duplex, bungalow, and flat. Most, however, cannot even be identified by these common names, much less by an architectural type. Current methods of interpreting common houses need not be replaced, Hubka shows, but only modified to include a broader, more complete spectrum of common dwellings. As Hubka explains, by applying an order of census and a floor-plan analysis, scholars can adequately characterize the actual homes in which most Americans live, particularly in recent times after the widespread growth of suburban homes.
Based on years of field observations, measured drawings, and surveys of regional house types, this handbook provides a working vocabulary for the study and appreciation of America¹s common houses and will prove useful to preservationists, academics, and architects, as well as owners and residents of America¹s most ubiquitous residences.
128 pp. / 2013 / ISBN 9781572339477 / $29.95
Order no. 1352
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change
Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia
Tactical Urbanism, written by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, two founders of the movement, promises to be the foundational guide for urban transformation. The authors begin with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. A detailed set of case studies, from guerilla wayfinding signs in Raleigh, to pavement transformed into parks in San Francisco, to a street art campaign leading to a new streetcar line in El Paso, demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions. Finally, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges.
paper / 256 pp. / 2015 / 9781610915267 / $25.00
Order no. 1573
Marsha Williamson Mohr
Once a dominant feature of the Hoosier landscape, these barns are fast disappearing, giving way to more efficient, but less visually appealing, metal structures. Indiana Barns presents 138 of these charming rustics, drawn from the portfolio of photographer Marsha Williamson Mohr. Mohr has been photographing barns, covered bridges, and pastoral scenes for more than 20 years. Here, she showcases barns of all shapes and sizes, captured from every angle, during all four seasons, and in various states of repair and decay. Whether you have owned a barn or just admire the craftsmanship, this lively collection is sure to delight.
Paper / 152 pp. / 2014 / ISBN 9780253015211 / $25.00
Order no. 985
Temples of Knowledge: Andrew Carnegie's Gift to Indiana
A compilation of photographs and history of use of Indiana's Carnegie Libraries. Dates and lists of Carnegie's contributions to Indiana libraries are included.
paper / 240 pp. / 2003 / ISBN 0-9636978-4-6 / $24.95
Order No. 2420
The Historic Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
Dyne L. Pfeffenberger
Faced with the loss of a truly beautiful and rare historical landmark, local activists joined together in the early 1970s to establish the Embassy Theatre Foundation, which purchased the theatre and faithfully restored it as a performing arts center and venue for Broadway shows. Much to the delight of patrons, "Miss Page" continues to be played at concerts, silent movies, and the theatre's Festival of Trees. Generously illustrated with color photos of the theatre and attached Indiana Hotel, this book is sure to appeal to theatre and music lovers and architectural and urban preservationists as well as regional historians.
cloth / 98 pp. / 2009 / ISBN 978-0-253-31369-0 / $24.95 - OUT OF STOCK
Order No. 2752
Stillness and Light: The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture
Shaker buildings have long been admired for their simplicity of design and sturdy craftsmanship, with form always following function. Over the years, their distinctive physical characteristics have invited as much study as imitation. Their clean, unadorned lines have been said to reflect core Shaker beliefs such as honesty, integrity, purity, and perfection. In this book, Henry Plummer focuses on the use of natural light in Shaker architecture, noting that Shaker builders manipulated light not only for practical reasons of illumination but also to sculpt a deliberately spiritual, visual presence within their space. Stillness and Light celebrates this subtly beautiful aspect of Shaker innovation and construction, captured in more than 100 stunning photographs.
cloth / 150 pp / 2009 / ISBN 9780253353627 / $39.95
Order No. 2834
50 State Capitols: The Architecture of Representative Government
Fifty State Capitols describes the majesty and stateliness of each capitol's exterior form and selected interior details in words and photographs. Stembridge shows how the architecture of state capitols contributes to the success of representative government. Elements common to the ideal American state capitol are a prominent site with manicured grounds; legislative chambers in opposing wings; public galleries with views of each legislative chamber; a temple-like entrance; and a central dome or tower covering a majestic central space known as the rotunda.
paper / 128 pp. / 2011 / ISBN 978-0983029205 / $27.95
Order no. 2914
Common Landscape of America: 1580-1845
Common Landscapes of America, by Harvard landscape scholar John Stilgoe, looks at the ways Americans have altered the landscape from the arrival of early Spanish settlers to the beginning of the country's rapid urbanization.
paper / 444 pp. / 1983 / ISBN: 978-0300030464 / $29.00
Order no. 1040
Crown Hill: History, Spirit, and Sanctuary
Douglas A. Wissing, Marianne Tobias, Rebecca Dolan, and Anne Ryder
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Crown Hill Cemetery has been a vital part of the Indianapolis community dating back to its first interment, Lucy Ann Seaton, on June 2, 1864. Since then, Crown Hill has grown from a rural cemetery into the third largest private cemetery in the nation and is a community treasure that serves a broad range of needs and stands as a monument to the memories of hundreds of famous Hoosiers and the thousands more who selected Crown Hill as their final resting place.
Published by the Indiana Historical Society Press in cooperation with the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, Crown Hill: History, Spirit, and Sanctuary examines the complete history of Crown Hill and places its story in a the larger historical context of the development and growth of American landscape architecture.
cloth / 400 pp. / 2013 / ISBN 0871953013 / $39.95
Order No. 1320
Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley: A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell, Cole, and Fort Ancient People
Susan L. Woodward and Jerry N. McDonald
Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric Native American culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. This book identifies and describes 70 extant, publicly accessible sites in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, where mounds were constructed by Woodland people beginning some 3000 years ago. This book also reviews the culture, history, and geography of the Woodland and Late Prehistoric mound building groups and the fate of their structures during the Historic period. Sources of additional information about the Ohio Valley mound building groups are provided, as is access information for the mound and earthwork sites. The revised edition of the popular guide book incorporates new information and ideas about the mound building groups that have appeared since the first edition was published in 1986, and describes almost twice as many sites as were in the earlier edition.
paper / 318 pp. / 2002 / 9780939923724 / $27.95
Order no. 1572
National Trust for Historic Preservation Publications:
A Layperson's Guide to Historic Preservation Law
Julia H. Miller
Procedural Due Process in Plain English: A Guide for Preservation Commissions
Julia H. Miller
A Community Guide to Saving Older Schools
Order No. 2808
Feasibility Assessment Manual for Reusing Historic Buildings
Order No. 2811
The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide
Order No. 1044
Positioning Preservation in a Green World
Order No. 2807
Indiana barn styles. Architectural types covered are from 1800s to 1900s. Indiana History Bulletin vol. 71:2
paper / 8 pp. / 2000 / $.50
Order No. 6088