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Synopsis:

A house is considered historic if it is typical of its period, usually more than 50 years old, and significant in either design, materials, workmanship, setting, and/or association. Many people live in historic houses and need to understand the importance of ongoing care and maintenance in preserving the qualities that make their homes and properties unique. Now, 22 leading preservationists provide expert advice, illustrated with photographs and explanatory line drawings, on every aspect of the subject, including:
-- structural systems, roofs, and windows
-- masonry, woodwork, plaster, paint, and wallpapers
-- mechanical and electrical systems
-- kitchens and bathrooms
-- landscaping
-- fire protection, insurance appraisals, and tax and estate planning
-- developing and carrying out a maintenance plan
-- identifying appropriate materials and procedures for repair
-- determining if professional help is needed, and choosing the best help available

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810940871
Foreword:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Author:
Jenrette, Richard H.
Author:
National Heritage Preservation Institute
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
187
Dimensions:
11.31x8.84x.99 in. 3.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A house is considered historic if it is typical of its period, usually more than 50 years old, and significant in either design, materials, workmanship, setting, and/or association. Many people live in historic houses and need to understand the importance of ongoing care and maintenance in preserving the qualities that make their homes and properties unique. Now, 22 leading preservationists provide expert advice, illustrated with photographs and explanatory line drawings, on every aspect of the subject, including:
-- structural systems, roofs, and windows
-- masonry, woodwork, plaster, paint, and wallpapers
-- mechanical and electrical systems
-- kitchens and bathrooms
-- landscaping
-- fire protection, insurance appraisals, and tax and estate planning
-- developing and carrying out a maintenance plan
-- identifying appropriate materials and procedures for repair
-- determining if professional help is needed, and choosing the best help available
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