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

Mount Ida Press is excited to announce the advance 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 McKee’s 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. Advance copies can be purchased at www.apti.org.

New from the APT Bulletin: Concrete, Modernism, and Documentation

Mount Ida Press edits and publishes the APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology. The newest issue of the Bulletin focuses on strategies and successes related to the preservation of concrete. Concrete, a pervasive and complicated building element, was used extensively during the midcentury-modern period. Many concrete buildings are now reaching an age at which preservation measures must be undertaken to ensure longevity. Guest editors Frances Gale and Doris Eichburg correctly stated that “concrete in monolithic form and precast and concrete block are primary building materials of many modern heritage structures, and our discussions of challenges with modern heritage structures always include concrete materials.” Visit www.apti.org for more information.

Upcoming issues of the Bulletin will include articles dedicated to modernism and documentation.

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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