[Conservation]. Weaver, Martin E.
A Guide to Techniques and Materials
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Quarto, pp. 270, indexed, illustrated with numerous b/w photos and drawings. This copy is from the library of the Old House Journal
Widely considered the best book on the subject by the best practitioner. An essential manual of conservation techniques. An "ideal resource for anyone involved in the maintenance, restoration, or rehabilitation of historic buildings. The book combines practical information on the characteristics, composition, and deterioration of building materials with detailed coverage of state-of-the-art conservation methods, fully updated in this edition with current developments in research and practice. Includes: Systematic treatment of all major building materials--stone, ceramics, masonry, cement-based materials, metal, glass, synthetic resins, and polymers, Valuable instruction on the restoration and renewal of foundations and footings, slate roofing systems, materials, and other structural details, Easy-to-follow procedures for conducting structural building surveys, Over 150 photographs and line drawings, plus case studies from Columbia University's acclaimed Center for Preservation Research.
Edition: First edition
Binding: Cloth over Boards with Dust Jacket and Acrylic Cover
Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good DJ
Book Id: 11768