This collection of essays serves as an introduction to modern architectural heritage and the specific problems related to the conservation of modern structures. It covers policy, planning and construction. A selection of case studies elaborates on these issues and illustrates how problems have been addressed. This volume celebrates the first 5 years of DoCoMoMo's role and influence in this important area of building conservation.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Part 1. Conjectures, Refutations 1. The icon and the ordinary. 2. Momo's Second Chance. 3.Transitoriness of modern architecture. Part 2. 4.The problem of conservation in Latin America. 5.Recording and preserving the modern A heritage in Hungary. 6.Vancouver's recent landmarks. 7. Preserving modern architecture in the US. 8.Recording the modern heritage in Holland. Part 3. Case Studies 9. Metal and glass curtain wall: History and diagnostics, 10.Great Expectations - Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert) and Lever House (SOM). 11.The House of Culture- Helsinki- (Aalto). 12. Sant'Elia Infants School, Como (Terragni) 13. Bellerive-Plage Baths (Marc Picard) 14.Villas Noailles, Hyeres (Mallet Stevens) 15. De La Warr Pavilion. 16. Aluminaire House USA (Kocher and Frey), 17.Maison Prouve. 18. Zonnestraal Sanatorium, Hilversum (Dviker). 19.Villa E-1027, Roquebrune (Gray) Digitalised. Appendices. Index.
'Well balanced between case studies of practical repairs, surveys of protection policies, and more theoretical pieces.' - Conservation Bulletin