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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.

* Gain a valuable insight into the building conservation world

* Benefit from the world's leading authority

* Easy to understand, jargon-free source of guidance and information

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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.

* Gain a valuable insight into the building conservation world

* Benefit from the world's leading authority

* Easy to understand, jargon-free source of guidance and information

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The updated classic - essential reading for anyone working with historic buildings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750658638
Author:
Feilden, Bernard
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Feilden, Sir Bernard
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Historic Preservation - General
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
11.69 x 8.27 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

* Gain a valuable insight into the building conservation world

* Benefit from the world's leading authority

* Easy to understand, jargon-free source of guidance and information

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