The Architecture of Additions: Design and Regulation

The Architecture of Additions: Design and Regulation

by Paul Spencer Byard
     
 

Why save architecture? A critical foundation for preservation and the management of change, the first of its kind. Provoked by the ban of Marcel Breuer's addition over Grand Central Terminal, The Architecture of Additions examines the impact of new buildings on existing architecture--from St. Peter's and the Louvre Pyramid to the Guggenheim and other late…  See more details below

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Why save architecture? A critical foundation for preservation and the management of change, the first of its kind. Provoked by the ban of Marcel Breuer's addition over Grand Central Terminal, The Architecture of Additions examines the impact of new buildings on existing architecture--from St. Peter's and the Louvre Pyramid to the Guggenheim and other late twentieth-century problems--looking for a rule to protect the public interest in great buildings. Its issues affect everyone with a stake in livable cities.

Editorial Reviews

Architectural Record
“As Paul Byard, FAIA, posits in his brilliant book The Architecture of Additions, a building is both what its says and what it does.”
The New York Times Book Review
“[A] superlative overview of the issues inherent in designing new buildings in concert with older ones. With concision and clarity . . . . Byard covers virtually every scenario likely to be faced by practitioners, patrons, and preservationists.”
Refurbishment Projects
“[T]his book will help architects work with significant old buildings and help interested private and public persons arrive at judgements about architectural successes and failures that are rational, satisfying, and enforceable. The issues discussed here affect everyone who has a stake in livable cities.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393730210
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Spencer Byard, FAIA, is a principal of Platt Byard Dovell White Architects in New York City and director of the Historic Preservation program at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

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