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A Layperson's Guide to Historic Preservation Law

Julia H. Miller

A Layperson's Guide to Preservation Law offers a look at the various laws and regulations that protect historic resources, as well as laws governing nonprofit organizations and museum properties.
paper / 45 pp. / 2008 / ISBN 9780891335719 / $15.00
Order No. 2915

Procedural Due Process in Plain English: A Guide for Preservation Commissions

Julia H. Miller

Procedural Due Process in Plain English: A Guide For Preservation Commissions explains procedural due process and provides guidance on topics that commonly arise in the context of local ordinance granting regulatory powers to historic preservation commissions. This new edition includes an annotated list of related case law.
paper / 29 pp. / 2008 / $12.00
Order No. 2916

After the Harvest: Indiana's Historic Grain Elevators and Feed Mills

John Bower

After the Harvest

paper / 144 pp. / 2007 / ISBN 978-0-9745186-3-3 / $22.00 $15.00
Order No. 2642

Temples of Knowledge: Andrew Carnegie's Gift to Indiana

Alan McPherson

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

The Historic Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

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
Order No. 2752

Stillness and Light: The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture

Henry Plummer

Stillness and LightShaker 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  

Indiana Barns

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