1st Edition

History, Performance and Conservation

By Barry Bridgwood, Lindsay Lennie Copyright 2009
    352 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    352 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments.

    This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of the mechanisms which cause their deterioration and knowledge of the technologies available to correct their status. The ever higher standards set for buildings, especially in energy conservation contexts, demand that practitioners appreciate how the performance of existing structures can be enhanced, which is also covered.

    Considering the work of conservation within a holistic perspective and historical context, this book is additionally invaluable for architecture and construction students.

    Part 1: Introduction  Introduction  1. Architectural history and materials  2. Conservation and the built environment  3. Managing Change  4. Conclusion  Part 2: Early Architectural History  Introduction  5. Western Asiatic, Assyrian and Persian-Mesopotamia (from 4500 BC)  6. Ancient Egyptian (from 5000 BC)  7. Ancient Greece (1100 BC – 146 BC)  8. Ancient Rome: 750 BC to AD 400  9. Byzantium & Early Christian Architecture  10. Early British Medieval Architecture  11. Romanesque/Norman Architecture in Britain (1066-1200)  12. GothicArchitecture 1200-1500  13. Early British Domestic Architecture  14. Conclusions  Part 3: The Renaissance to the Twentieth Century  Introduction  15. The Italian Renaissance  16. Renaissance architecture in Britain & return to Classicism  17. Scotland’s Royal Palaces  18. Baroque  19. The Scottish Enlightenment  20. Georgian Architecture  21. Georgian Terraced and Smaller Houses  22. The Picturesque Movement  23. Regency Architecture  24. Victorian Period  25. Arts & Crafts Movement  26. The Late 19th and Early 20th century  27. Post-war  28. Conclusions  Part 4: Vernacular Architecture  Introduction  29. Geography and Economy  30. Early Vernacular Buildings  31. Vernacular Houses  32. Vernacular Farm Buildings  33. Vernacular industrial buildings  34. The Conservation of Vernacular Buildings  35. Conclusions  Part 5: Materials & Performance  Introduction  36. Lime and Cement  37. Roofing materials  38. Walling and structural materials  39. Conclusion  Part 6: Conservation Philosophy, Historical Context & Legislation  Introduction  40. Conservation or Preservation?  41. Historical Context: The 19thC Anti-scrape Movement  42. Twentieth Century and Establishment of Conservation Charters  43. Legislation  44. The Role of Amenity Societies  45. Conclusions  Part 7: Conservation in Practice  Introduction  46. Principles, Ethics and Criteria of Conservation  47. Conservation Plans and Cultural Significance  48. Investigating and Understanding Buildings  49. Dealing with Historic Buildings in Practice  50. Sustainability and climate change  51. Conclusion  Part 8: Overview


    Barry Bridgwood is a chartered architectural technologist. He is the compiler/author, along with Professor P.F.G.Banfill, of www.understandingconservation.org and former module leader (conservation philosophy and practice) for Building Conservation (Technology and Management) at Heriot-Watt University MSc/post graduate diploma course.

    Lindsay Lennie is a chartered surveyor with a post-graduate diploma and PhD in building conservation. Lindsay’s special interest is historic retail buildings and in 2006 was awarded a Research Fellowship with Historic Scotland to survey and research Scotland’s historic shops.

    “This volume concludes and fits nicely into the ToA series, and would help any architecture course to bring together historical, technological and cultural streams that more commonly have been seen as separate streams of study.”Peter R. Smith, Architectural Science Review

    "Ideal for use in architectural technology courses, the book offers the construction of our heritage and how it should be appropriately protected and conserved. It draws on a wealth of examples, offering a comprehensive picture of the architectural development of the UK within an holistic perspective and historical context, making it available for both students and professionals."Lonaard magazine