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Dictionary of building preservation

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A practical reference of architectural terms for anyone involved in building renovation or community preservation This easy-to-use sourcebook defines more than 10,000 terms commonly used in renovation, historic architecture, engineering, building technology, and preservation. It offers both novices and professionals clear, straightforward definitions, richly detailed illustrations, and comprehensive cross-references, all of which amplify each term's preservation context, origin, and national and regional vernaculars. Comprehensive coverage of building parts and materials, construction methods, architectural styles, products, finishes, structural systems, and conservation and restoration treatments Illustrated with 400 Historic American Buildings Survey, measured drawings and first-edition Architectural Graphic Standards technical drawings WARD BUCHER, AIA (Washington, D.C.) is a practicing restoration architect who has completed preservation projects in South Carolina, New Mexico, and Nova Scotia. He has contributed to Old-House Journal.

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