Glass and Glazing by English Heritage

Glass and Glazing

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Suitable for architects, surveyors and building managers, as well as conservators, this title looks at building materials ranging from the ancient to the modern.

Publisher Description

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.

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[The Practical Building Conservation volumes] offer considerable information and advice on many aspects of conservation... Great emphasis is placed in all the volumes on making the reader familiar with the material in question, giving them as much information and direction as possible to allow them to understand what they are dealing with... gives a comprehensive 'hands on' approach; solutions are found, methods described and practical tips freely given. ...should be kept on the bookshelf within reach of most practising professionals in the field.' Jane Jones-Warner RIBA SCA AABC IHBC, Member RIBA Conservation Group '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 '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

Author Biography

The contents reflect the work of the Building Conservation and Research Team, their colleagues at Historic England, and their consultants and researchers, who together have many decades of accumulated experience in dealing with deteriorating building materials and systems of all types. This multi-disciplinary team of architects, surveyors, conservators and scientists are responsible for standard setting and research across a wide range of Historic England activities. The team specialises in dealing with the practical, technical and scientific aspects of building materials decay and their treatment. The aim has been to provide practical advice by advocating a common approach of firstly understanding the material or building element and why it is deteriorating, and then dealing with the causes. The books concentrate on those aspects which are significant in conservation terms, and reflect the requests for information received by Historic England.

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