Living Buildings Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice

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Donald Insall

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The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA and Canada
Size: 8.75 in x 11.5 in
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 565 color, 66 b&w

RRP $60.00

  • New look at architectural conservation. Includes a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Head architect of restoration for Windsor Castle after the 1992 fires. The book focuses on Donald Insall & Associates with a chronology of the firm's work from its post-war beginnings
  • Features sections on day-to-day building care, maintenance, conservation, major repairs, and restoration and rebuilding
  • A practical handbook in which the author shares 50 years of experience with 'Living Buildings' and his thoughts for the future

Living Buildings celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Donald Insall Associates, the Practice founded by distinguished British architect Donald Insall, a leading exponent in the field of Architectural Conservation. Probably best known for the restoration of Windsor Castle after a devastating fire in 1992, the team s dedicated work has ensured the longevity of many of Britain s national treasures.

This book presents a detailed examination of a painstaking approach to architectural conservation, comprehensively illustrated by case-studies, drawings, plans and in-depth descriptions. It is designed for a wide readership among all those who love and care for old buildings and appreciate good new design in sensitive areas.