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Conserving Buildings


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A General Introduction to the Conservation of Buildings. Investigating Old Buildings. The Study of Building Materials. Restoring and Repairing Old Wooden Structures. Restoring Stonework. Architectural Ceramics. Cementitious Materials. Cleaning Masonry. Architectural Metalwork. Paints and Coatings (by Frank G. Matero). Architectural Glass. Foundations and Footings. Restoring Slate Roofing. Synthetic Resins, Polymers, and Preservation. Historic Wallpapers. Index.

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MARTIN E. WEAVER is Director of the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Research in New York City. He has been a practicing restoration and conservation architect and educator for over 30 years, with experience in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

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