Historic Preservation Handbook

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McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Architecture - 347 pages
"Today, architectural reputations are being built by those adept at blending the old with the new. For many reasons, demand for skills in historic preservation is growing apace. This practical guide for planners and architects is the most complete and expert resource you can find to assist you in every aspect of historic preservation, from evaluating communities to recreating traditional building details."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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J. KIRK IRWIN is a licensed architect with extensive experience in historic preservation. He has renovated dozens of buildings in Chicago and vicinity and has been active in grass roots and historic preservation initiatives. He is the former Chair of the Evanston Preservation Commission and co-author of several reports and documents pertaining to the establishment of landmark status and district designation for numerous properties in the City of Evanston, Illinois. Irwin holds a Master's Degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, where he studied European influences on the development of the American suburb.

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