London: Butterworth Scientific, 1982. First edition. Hard Cover. Quarto, pp. x, 472. Includes index and glossary of terms. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Near Fine. Item #19131
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 four 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; the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation; and the fourth discusses building repairs and special techniques. 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.