Structure And Style: Conserving Twentieth-century Buildings by Michael StrattonStructure And Style: Conserving Twentieth-century Buildings by Michael Stratton

Structure And Style: Conserving Twentieth-century Buildings

EditorMichael Stratton

Paperback | June 15, 1997

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This book provides the first study of approaches to appraising and conserving mainstream architecture of the twentieth century - commercial buildings, industrial buildings and housing. Architects, surveyors and conservationists are now appreciating the extent of this challenge. Sufficient research and practical progress has now been undertaken in this field to provide useful material for a text which will be both timely and of broad appeal.
Title:Structure And Style: Conserving Twentieth-century BuildingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.66 × 7.56 × 0.6 inPublished:June 15, 1997Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0419217401

ISBN - 13:9780419217404

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Philosophical issues in evaluating and conserving twentieth century buildings. Towards a philosophy for conserving twentieth century building. Buildings, cities and suburbs - assessing the twentieth century. Evaluation of building stock. Building stock: understanding our inheritance in terms of age, size, use and structure. A second life of post-war commercial architecture: principles in refurbishing office blocks. Beyond the fringe: fighting for the appreciation and conservation of non-modern movement architecture. A century of change: making "recent" architecture fit for the future. Evloution of twentieth century building construction. Concrete and steel in twentieth century construction: from experimentation to mainstream usage. The relationship between building structure and architectural expression: implicaitons for conservation and refurbishment. Quality, lifespan and listing: the dilemma of conserving twentieth century buildings. Conservation options and technologies. Clad is bad? The relationship between structural and ceramic facing materials. Conservation in practice: an overview of current repair programmes. Index.

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"'Extremely interesting reading with areas and issues of this subject previously unpublicised and now made available for public consumption'."
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