- ISBN 9780754645573 / 0754645576
- Title Glass and Glazing
- Author English Heritage
- Category Conservation Of Buildings & Building Materials
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2012
- Pages 350
- Publisher Ashgate Publishing Group
- Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
- Language English
- Dimensions 231mm x 248mm x 37mm
Suitable for architects, surveyors and building managers, as well as conservators, this title looks at building materials ranging from the ancient to the modern.
Since the original series of “Practical Building Conservation” appeared in 1988, it has become a standard reference for those caring for historic buildings large and small: essential reading for architects, surveyors and building managers, as well as conservators. This new and much expanded set of 10 volumes has been updated to provide a fully comprehensive reference featuring the latest techniques and materials. “English Heritage” is renowned for its expertise in the conservation of buildings, gardens and archaeological sites and these books are an accessible distillation of many years of experience. The look in detail at building materials ranging from the ancient to the modern and are studded throughout with practical advice.
'The layout of the volume is clear and accessible; lavishly illustrated both with excellent quality photographs and diagrams... This is a valuable and essential tool for the architect and architectural conservator as well as the responsible custodian.' Cornerstone (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) 'My overriding impression of this series is that it is comprehensive, well set out and easy to follow, and it should be of interest both to all involved in the repair and maintenance of historic buildings, and to the casual reader. Each volume stands alone or as part of a set. This represents a substantial body of work in the field of building conservation that is unlikely to be repeated in the near future. The tables and technical drawings are clear, and some of the photographs included are remarkable. The amount of information within each volume is staggering and must represent the nearest thing to a one-stop-shop for historic building practitioners.' Context