Conservation of Historic Buildings

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Routledge, Jun 7, 2007 - Architecture - 408 pages
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Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition revises and updates a classic book, including completely new sections on conservation of Modern Movement buildings and non-destructive investigation.

The result of the lifetime's experience of one of the world's leading architectural conservators, the book comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This edition is organized into three complementary parts: in the first the structure of buildings is dealt with in detail; the second focuses attention on the causes of decay and the materials they affect; and the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation. As well as being essential reading for architects and others concerned with conservation, many lay people with various kinds of responsibility for historic buildings will find this clearly written, jargon-free work a fruitful source of guidance and information.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to architectural conservation
1
Structural Aspects of Historic Buildings
23
Causes of Decay in Materials and Structure
91
The Work of the Conservation Architect
187
Appendix I Historic buildings as structures
337
Appendix II Security in historic buildings
347
Appendix III Nondestructive survey techniques
353
Appendix IV Manifesto for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
359
Appendix V ICOMOS Charters
361
Bibliography
369
Index to buildings persons and places
381
Subject index
383
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