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Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer

Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer
Author: Robert A. Young
ISBN 13: 9780471788362
ISBN 10: 471788368
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-03-21
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
List Price: $85.00

This introduction to historic preservation goes well beyond the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and shows how wood, stone, masonry, and metal were used in the past and how adaptive re-use can be employed to bring modern amenities to historic structures. The book covers all aspects of the exterior and interior building fabric, including windows, roofing, doors, porches, and electrical and mechanical systems for both residential and small-scale commercial buildings. Richly illustrated with photographs showing typical elements of historic buildings, decay mechanisms, and remediation techniques, the book also contains a variety of useful case studies and features a companion Website that offers dozens of additional images and resources.