Twentieth-Century Building Materials

Twentieth-Century Building Materials

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Over the concluding decades of the twentieth century, the historic preservation community increasingly turned its attention to modern buildings, including bungalows from the 1930s, gas stations and diners from the 1940s, and office buildings and architectural homes from the 1950s. Conservation efforts, however, were often hampered by a lack of technical information about the products used in these structures, and to fill this gap Twentieth-Century Building Materials was developed by the U.S. Department of the Interiora€™s National Park Service and first published in 1995. Now, this invaluable guide is being reissueda€”with a new preface by the booka€™s original editor. With more than 250 illustrations, including a full-color photographic essay, the volume remains an indispensable reference on the history and conservation of modern building materials. Thirty-seven essays written by leading experts offer insights into the history, manufacturing processes, and uses of a wide range of materials, including glass block, aluminum, plywood, linoleum, and gypsum board. Readers will also learn about how these materials perform over time and discover valuable conservation and repair techniques. Bibliographies and sources for further research complete the volume. The book is intended for a wide range of conservation professionals including architects, engineers, conservators, and material scientists engaged in the conservation of modern buildings, as well as scholars in related disciplines.For detailed preservation information on the removal and repair of historic structural glass panels, see Yorke, 28. a€œThe Preservation of ... 3, 000 to 8, 000AdF for heat-strengthened spandrel glass and from 10, 000 to 30, 000AdF for tempered spandrel glass. Usually, tong ... Falling tools may scratch, crack, or abrade spandrel glass.


Title:Twentieth-Century Building Materials
Author: Thomas C. Jester
Publisher:Getty Publications - 2014-08-01
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