Metals in America's Historic Buildings; Uses and Preservation Treatments

Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Technical Preservation Services Division, 1980. First edition. Decorated Wraps, Black. Quarto, pp. 170. Includes notes and bibliography. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Good. Item #21657

An excellent, practical guide to the preservation of architectural metalwork. Part I is "A Historical Survey of Metals" by Margot Gayle and David W. Look. Part II is the extensive "Deterioration and Methods of Preserving Metals" by John G. Waite. Taken together, the two parts argue for a heightened awareness of the metals in our buildings and call for more investigation of proper installation, maintenance, and conservation practices.

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