Dictionary of Building Preservation
Ward Bucher, Christine Madrid
Wiley, 1996 - Architecture - 560 pages
Dictionary of Building Preservation Most historic buildings areowned by private citizens who have little or no background inbuilding preservation or its allied fields. These owners—asdedicated as they are to preserving or refurbishing theirproperty—often feel at a disadvantage when communicating withprofessionals well-versed in the complex jargon of thismultidisciplinary field. The Dictionary of Building Preservationprovides easy access to this terminology and helps thenonspecialist to understand and communicate with building anddesign professionals, preservation groups, government agencies,attorneys, and others concerned with building preservation.Containing more than 10,000 entries that cover the entire breadthof building preservation in North America, this is the best sourceavailable for definitions of terms used for buildings, parts ofbuildings, the development of historic structures, technicalstandards, relevant legal terminology, and preservation practice.It provides detailed information on various historical styles andfashions, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, andcurrent restoration techniques. In the Dictionary of BuildingPreservation, readers will find
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