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Layers of Understanding

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Foreword Helen Hughes; Introduction: architectural paint research in a wider context Kate Clark; Historic overview Ian Bristow; Problems facing the development of architectural paint research Helen Hughes; Some tips on commissioning architectural paint research Patrick Baty; Architectural paint research in practice Ian Jardin; Architectural paint research: the Dutch experience and perspective Angelique Friedrichs; Statutory requirements: listed building requirements and PPG 15 James Edgar; Formulating procedures for architectural paint research Tina Sitwell; Proposed guidelines for commissioning architectural paint research Helen Hughes; Discussion sessions; Conclusion Kate Clark; Appendix I: architectural paint research chart and categorization system Helen Hughes; Appendix II: paint strippers - the naked truth Cathy Proudlove; Bibliography; Index.

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Helen Hughes obtained a degree in the History of Art and Architecture at University College London before training as an easel painting conservator at Gateshead Technical College. She has worked with English Heritage in the Architectural Paint Research Unit since 1985, and has obtained UKIC accreditation as an Architectural Paint Researcher.


- a valuable contribution to the debate about when and how architectural paint research should be applied. Journal of Architectural Conservation Architectural paint research is now recognised as a useful and powerful technique i the analysis and recording of historic buildings... The text is of even greater value because there is little published information on the principles of paint research in buildings. I can thoroughly recommend this excellent book. SPAB News This book will be essential reading for paint researchers, architects, surveyors, conservation officers and all practitioners involved in commissioning paint research for historic buildings. Architectural Technology

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