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Release of Harley J. McKee's Introduction to Early American Masonry

Mount Ida Press is excited to announce the release of Introduction to Early American Masonry, published by the Association of Preservation Technology in association with Mount Ida Press. This reprinting of the book features McKeeís own sketches, along with accounts from primary sources and personal observations, the book is just as useful to preservation practitioners and students today as when it was first issued. It thoroughly covers all aspects of masonry materials and practices, including sources of building stone, quarrying methods, working and finishing stone, brickmaking, brick shapes and sizes, terra cotta, stucco, and plaster. A new foreword by John G. Waite and an expanded index are included. Copies can be purchased at www.apti.org.

New from the APT Bulletin: 50th Anniversary Issue

Mount Ida Press edits and publishes the APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology. The upcoming issue of the Bulletin, volume 49:2-3, is being guest-edited by Dean Koga. It will feature commemorative articles from APT elders, the technical committees, and the student scholarship program, as well as Deanís review of highlights of the past ten years of the strategic plan. Mount Ida Press is pleased to be a part of APTís celebration of 50 years of creative and hard work on behalf of preservation technology.

The APT Bulletin is a valued source for state-of-the-art information on preservation technology. Published three times a year, the Bulletin examines all aspects of preservation technology in feature articles and book reviews, keeping readers at the leading edge of the field. Full-text PDF versions of past Bulletin articles are available through JSTOR, an international online digital archive.

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