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Historic Preservation Handbook

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MAKE A LITTLE HISTORY...

...by preserving history. 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.

FACILITATE PRESERVATION

* Apply expert analysis tools for keener insights into historic relationships and geometries, in buildings and districts

* Preserve genuine history in communities and neighborhoods, not just historic structures

* Evaluate the attitudes and sensibilities that shape neighborhoods as much as buildings do

* Resolve the paradoxes and challenges posed by historic Modernist structures more than 50 years old and new structures built with traditional techniques, or designed to look old

* Find essential information and illustrations of historic craftsmanship and classic detailing, including an extensive collection of drawings and diagrams of features such as dormers, eaves, chimneys, and window details, plus streetscapes, plans, and more in this heavily illustrated guidebook

* Achieve New Urbanist goal of increasing density by making it both livable and appealing

* Explore the heart and meaning of preservation in the twenty-first century

A practical, holistic approach to preservation, Historic Preservation Handbook helps you resolve big-picture issues while meeting your need for information on minute details.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Introduction

PART ONE: BUILDING FORM

Chapter 1: The Formal Archetypes

Chapter 2: Size, Mass, Proportion, and Scale

Chapter 3: Fenestration

Chapter 4: Base, Middle, and Top

Chapter 5: Legend and Ornament

Chapter 6: Spaces Between Buildings

Chapter 7: Districts

Chapter 8: Compatibility

Chapter 9: References

PART TWO: CRAFT

Chapter 10: Building Components and Materials

Chapter 11: ADA

Chapter 12: Building Elements

Chapter 13: Mechanical Equipment

Chapter 14: Foundation Systems

Chapter 15: Wall Systems

Chapter 16: Floor Systems

Chapter 17: Roof Systems

Chapter 18: Posts

Chapter 19: Additions

Chapter 20: Public Spaces

Chapter 21: References

PART THREE: MEANING AND POLICY

Chapter 22: Interpretation

Chapter 23: Policy

Chapter 24: References

Appendix A: The Athens Charter

Appendix B: International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071364119
Author:
Irwin, J. Kirk
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Conservation and restoration
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Historic presevation
Series:
McGraw-Hill Handbooks
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
20021107
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
347
Dimensions:
9.62x7.32x1.23 in. 2.03 lbs.

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