Conservation of Modern Architecture

Editat de Susan Macdonald, Kyle C. Normandin, Bob Kindred
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 06 Feb 2013
The importance of protecting significant buildings from decay and destruction would seem to be undeniable. Yet whilst the majority of buildings of merit constructed before the Second World War have been highlighted as worthy of protection there is much indifference, and in some cases hostility towards many important post-war buildings. These deserve to receive wider formal recognition but in many cases continue to be mistreated or even demolished.This book examines many of the philosophical and practical issues surrounding the conservation of modern buildings and also the problems faced by building practitioners in dealing with buildings constructed in a wider range of styles and materials than at any other time. Climate change in particular has forced change in the way in which we think about buildings, with the pressures to address issues of energy efficiency becoming more urgent and likely to have consequences that may alter the perceived architectural and historic interest of modern and traditional buildings alike.
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ISBN-13: 9781873394847
ISBN-10: 1873394845
Pagini: 194
Dimensiuni: 175 x 242 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.5 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Routledge


Introduction Bob Kindred; Points of Balance: Patterns of Practice in the Conservation of Modern Architecture John Allan; Conservation Values, Climate Change and Modern Architecture: The Case of the CIS Tower John Hudson; Yale University Art Gallery, Louis I. Kahn: Challenges for the Rehabilitation of Modern Museum Buildings Lloyd L. DesBrisay; The Billiet House, Bruges: Reconstruction of a Colour Scheme Ann Verdonck; Harry Seidler and the Legacy of Modern Architecture in Australia: An Interview with Penelope Seidler Susan Macdonald; The Greenside Case: Another One Bites the Dust Dennis Sharp; Challenges in Protecting 1960s Architect-Designed Houses Scott Robertson; ICOMOS: Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee Sheridan Burke; Docomomo International: Modernity as Heritage Anne-Laure Guillet; Docomomo-UK: Questions of Assessment James Dunnett; Living in the Brunswick Centre: A Personal Account Stuart Tappin.

Notă biografică

Susan Macdonald BSc(Arch), Barch, MA(Conservation Studies), RIBA. Susan trained as an architect in Australia before spending ten years in London. A former secretary of DOCOMOMO UK and committee member of Australia ICOMOS, she has a particular interest in the conservation of twentieth-century places and has written three books on this subject. Kyle C. Normandin. Kyle is a Senior Associate with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in New York City, New York, USA. He is currently a member of ICOMOS/US and is also a member of American Standards for Testing of Materials Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings. He serves as a ICOMOS US board liaison to the Association for Preservation Technology International. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI. Bob has headed the Conservation Service in Ipswich since 1987. He was formerly editor of Context, the professional journal of IHBC for a decade, and is a member of the Institute's Council and Policy Committee. He also Special Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, and a member of the UNESCO UK Culture Committee.


This book breaks new ground and is warmly recommended. Context Through a series of voices, this book effectively presents many of the theoretical challenges of the conservation of modern architecture. The book is particularly adept at differentiating the approach towards conservation of twentieth century and post-war buildings from that of more traditional buildings and conservation... (It) is a welcome voice in the field of preservation and conservation and is written in a manner that can add to the knowledge of professionals already working with these resources. APT Bulletin