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Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice

Description: This book provides an introductory text for students in built environment disciplines, as well as those who manage or own historic properties, and those embarking upon architectural conservation professionally. It is designed to give an understanding of the main principles, materials and problems in the field of conservation and it features a number of case studies Authors bio: Aylin Orbasli, BArch, DPhil trained as an architect in Turkey before completing a doctorate at the University of York in England. She works as a consultant in heritage management and historic building conservation, and at Oxford Brookes University.




Chapter 1 Introduction What is architectural conservation Why conserve Architectural conservation Conservation as a Profession Professional roles in building conservation Craft skills Studies in building conservation Professional accreditation Working internationally Structure of the Book

Chapter 2 International and Historic Context of Conservation Historic Context The symbolic and nostalgic connotations of historic monuments 'Restoration' in the 19th century The search for authenticity Conservation in the 20th Century Built heritage as a symbol of national identity International conservation charters

The non-European perspective The urban conservation movement UNESCO and the World Heritage Convention Shifting Emphases Conservation-led regeneration The industrial heritage The legacy of the 20th century Cultural landscapes Intangible heritage Integrated approaches Summary and Conclusion

Chapter 3 Theoretical Framework and Conservation Principles Values and Definitions A values-based approach Terms and definitions Principles, Philosophy and Guidance Ethics in conservation Principles Summary and Conclusion

Chapter 4 Legislation, Policy and Guidance Decision making in conservation International level National level Local level Non-governmental organisations and amenity societies The private sector and property owners Public participation Statutory protection Archaeological sites and ancient monuments Monuments and buildings of architectural and historic significance

Area-based designation (conservation areas) Historic gardens and landscapes Other forms of control and legislation that impact on historic buildings Summary and conclusion


Chapter 5 Managing Conservation Survey and analysis Understanding Research Survey Specialist investigations Information management Making and evaluating proposals Conservation management plans Impact assessment Project implementation Financing conservation projects Implementation on site Managing historic properties Maintenance planning Risk assessment and preparedness Access management Summary and conclusion

Chapter 6 Causes of Decay, Environmental Services and Structures in Conservation Causes of decay Climatic causes Biological and botanical causes Natural disasters Human beings Managing environmental conditions in historic buildings

Designing for and locating services in historic buildings Heating and cooling Improving environmental performance Lighting historic buildings Fire protection Structural conservation Structural failure Understanding and analysing structures Repair and conservation of historic structures Summary and conclusion

Chapter 7 Conservation of Materials Earth structures Thatch Timber Stone Bricks and clay roof tiles Tiles, faience and terracotta Structural metals Sheet metals Glass Renders, plasters and mortars Concrete Plastics and resins Finishes Cleaning surfaces Summary and conclusion

Chapter 8 Regeneration, Reuse and Design in the Historic Environment Urban Regeneration Heritage-led regeneration Urban conservation Economic viability

Adaptive reuse Designing in the historic environment The context of townscape Architectural interventions Summary and conclusion





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