Historic Preservation Handbook

Historic Preservation Handbook

by J. Kirk Irwin


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* A practical guide to understanding historic architecture and its preservation

* Shows how to analyze and evaluate historic buildings in order to better renovate existing ones and create outstanding new ones

* Heavily illustrated with plans,diagrams,and photos

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071364119
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date: 11/07/2002
Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks Series
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsAbout 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...)

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Historic Preservation Handbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Don't be put off by the price of this book. It is so crammed with useful information, you'll use this as a reference for years to come. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.