Concrete - Case Studies in Conservation Practice

Author:   Catherine Croft ,  Susan Macdonald
Publisher:   Getty Trust Publications
ISBN:  

9781606065761


Pages:   236
Publication Date:   29 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Catherine Croft ,  Susan Macdonald
Publisher:   Getty Trust Publications
Imprint:   Getty Publications
Dimensions:   Width: 21.70cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 26.70cm
Weight:   0.898kg
ISBN:  

9781606065761


ISBN 10:   1606065769
Pages:   236
Publication Date:   29 January 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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First in a series to be published by the Getty Conservation Institute this compilation of concrete conservation case studies sets a new standard in the literature of the field. Adopting a consistent reporting format it presents an admirably diverse range of typologies and techniques bringing an impressive international dimension to the discussion. Accessible and beautifully illustrated descriptions encompass all the dimensions of this vital area of modern architectural heritage - the understanding of building history (including the history of previous unsuccessful repair projects); the necessity of conscientious diagnosis; the critical evaluation of different remediation strategies that enable bespoke rather than simply generic solutions; adequate provision for trialling alternatives; allowance for on-site findings to inform work-in-progress; scrupulous documentation of process and conscientious post-contract monitoring - all framed within a deep appreciation of the ethics of conservation practice and its attendant conflicts. In a still evolving field so often bedevilled by the confusion of analysis with advocacy CONCRETE - Case Studies in Conservation Practice should be required reading for all participants, not only conservationists. Stakeholders on all sides - policy-makers, design professionals, contractors, amenity groups and building owners will surely benefit from the measured and lucid coverage of this fine publication. Sequel volumes will be awaited with avid anticipation. --John Allan, Founding Chairman DoCoMoMo-UK; Former Director of Avanti Architects, London


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Catherine Croft is director of the Twentieth-Century Society and is editor of C20 Magazine. Susan Macdonald is head of Buildings and Sites at the Getty Conservation Institute and oversees the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative.

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