Illustrated dictionary of architectural preservation

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 20, 2004 - Architecture - 280 pages
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This handsome treausre trove of images and information features a convenient A-Z organization, numerous cross-references, and fascinating commentary from world-famous architects on well-known restoration projects. The author presents numerous examples of adaptive re-use for changing building function, creating landmark historic districts, structural restoration of landmark buildings, cleaning and restoration, and more. * 2000 photos and 100 line drawings * COntributions from leading architects on restoration projects such as Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and more * Coverage of building components, materials, systems, and case study projects

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About the author (2004)

Ernest Burden was trained as an architect and is currently a writer and photographer and principal of Burden Associates, a New York marketing and presentation consulting firm.

He began his venture into preservation 40 years ago with a camera and hundreds of rolls of film. A group of Carpenter Gothic Victorian buildings was being razed in an urban renewal program in San Francisco. While the buildings were being torn down, he preserved them photographically.

Burden's first lesson in architectural salvage came as a result of that same urban renewal project, when he rescued the roof of an old Gothic church that stood in the path of the destruction. A self-styled PR blitz saved the roof and the effort was given a Special Commendation Award from the California Heritage Council.

The first project he designed as an architect involved converting an abandoned warehouse into an upscale nightclub, featuring all exposed materials and in interior atrium.

His first book was a self-published work: San Francisco's Wildflower: The Palace of Fine Arts. The book documented the story of Bernard Maybeck's masterpiece, which was built as a temporary structure, and then demolished decades later and reconstructed in permanent materials. The building was a monument of the highest order to preservation.

The first major published work as Living Barns: How to Find and Restore A Barn Of Your Own. Another book on renovation was Building Facades: Faces, Figures, and Ornamental Detail followed by Visionary Architecture: Unbuilt Works of the Imagination and the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Second Edition.

Burden is a frequent speaker at conventions of the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Marketing Professional Services, and the Restoration and Renovation Conference. He also conducts workshops nationwide on professional services marketing and preservation techniques.