Living Buildings: Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice

Living Buildings: Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice

by Donald Insall
     
 

Celebrates the 50th anniversary of Donald Insall Assoc. It is a detailed examination of Insall's painstaking approach to architectural conservation.See more details below

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Celebrates the 50th anniversary of Donald Insall Assoc. It is a detailed examination of Insall's painstaking approach to architectural conservation.

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In 1958, Insall and several of his colleagues founded a famous architectural practice in England based on architectural conservation, that is, the salvation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic buildings and neighborhoods. (In the United States, this practice is called historic preservation.) This book commemorates these 50 years of professional practice, mostly in England, involving some of the United Kingdom's most cherished historic resources (e.g., Windsor Castle, Somerset House, and Covent Garden). Divided into two sections, the book covers assessing, analyzing, planning, and implementing individual restoration projects ("Organizing the Project") and daily maintenance through radical rehabilitation to contextual new construction ("Degrees of Intervention"). Containing over 600 luxurious color maps, photos, and plans of a wide variety of projects in England, this work could easily serve as a textbook for a beginner's course in historic preservation. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.
—Peter Kaufman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781864701920
Publisher:
Images Publishing Dist Ac
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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