New PDF release: Windows: History, Repair and Conservation

By Michael Tutton,Elizabeth Hirst,Hentie Louw,Jill Pearce

This is the 1st and in basic terms reference quantity overlaying the topic of home windows extensive - no different ebook deals this wealth of useful aspect. it truly is hugely obtainable, written for either the pro and layperson Written via a workforce of 15 specialists - surveyors, structural engineers, craftsmen and conservators describing their very own methods to express fabrics, difficulties and designs. It contains over four hundred illustrations in color and black and white, from quite a lot of assets, together with ancient drawings, work, development books, textbooks, brands' catalogues and modern and archive images. it really is a useful asset for everybody concerned with home windows every day, combining the information of major historians and specialists within the box of window conservation. The window is a well-known but unusually complicated function, with a wealthy historical past that has now not, up beforehand, been explored in any nice intensity. This encyclopaedic paintings is either a desirable exploration of the heritage and improvement of the window, and a pragmatic hands-on consultant to their care and protection. half 1 covers the background of the window together with the advance in glass expertise. It additionally presents an illustrated word list of window forms. half 2 reports the alterations in coverage and laws and discusses structural matters, decay mechanisms and the present stringent functionality criteria and the way they impact ancient home windows. half three specializes in the fabrics utilized in the development of home windows and the craft of leaded glazing. It info definitely the right recommendations for fix and conservation. home windows is totally illustrated in either color and mono to incorporate over four hundred top of the range illustrations.

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