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Practical Building Conservation: Metals


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This volume, Metals, deals with the conservation of a group of materials that have been used in buildings for everything from structural components and fixings to weatherproofing, repairs, and decoration. It covers both the iron-based and the non-ferrous metals (such as copper, bronze and lead), in each case considering technological evolution, deterioration processes, and the practical application and long-term implications of the common conservation materials and methods.

Contents: About this book; Using these books; Part I Introduction; History of metal working; Architectural metalworking; Deterioration and damage; Assessment; Treatment and repair; Care and maintenance. Part II Ferrous Metals: Ferrous metals; Corrugated iron. Part III Non-Ferrous Metals: Lead; Copper and copper alloys; Aluminium; Other metals. Part IV Special Topics: Metal leaf decoration; Metal statuary; Bells; Appendices; Glossary; Index.

Reviews: '[The Practical Building Conservation volumes] offer considerable information and advice on many aspects of conservation& Great emphasis is placed in all the volumes on making the reader familiar with the material in question, giving them as much information and direction as possible to allow them to understand what they are dealing with & gives a comprehensive 'hands on' approach; solutions are found, methods described and practical tips freely given. Should be kept on the bookshelf within reach of most practising professionals in the field' - Jane Jones-Warner RIBA SCA AABC IHBC, Member RIBA Conservation Group

Notes on Volume Editors & Contributors

Volume Editors:

Sophie Godfraind, Robyn Pender, Bill Martin

Sophie Godfraind is an Architectural Conservator in the Building Conservation and Research Team at English Heritage. She is a trained wall-painting conservator, as well as specialising in the conservation of metals.

Dr Robyn Pender is also with the Building Conservation and Research Team, as a Senior Architectural Conservator. She is a building physicist, with training in wall-painting conservation.

Bill Martin is an architectural conservator with over 30 years' experience, and the Conservation Director of English Heritage.

Principal Contributors:

Patrick Baty, David Farrell, Rupert Harris, Geoffrey Wallis

Patrick Baty is a historian specialising in the paints and colours used to decorate historic buildings. Dr David Farrell is a corrosion engineer specialising in metal conservation. Rupert Harris is a conservator specialising in all types of metalwork; he is an official advisor to the National Trust, as well as to many museums and local authorities. Geoffrey Wallis is a metal-conservation consultant specialising in historic metalwork and machinery.

All the principal contributors are advisors to English Heritage, and the volume editors would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their help and support with this book, as well as the information and images they have so generously provided.

Other Contributors:

Jeremy Ashbee, Peter Clement, Keith Falconer, Tracy Manning, David McOmish, Geraldine OFarrell, Sarah Pinchin, Graham Pledger, Wil Roberts, Peter Rumley, David Scantlebury, Jane Spooner, and Amanda White.

Imprint: Ashgate

Published: March 2012

Extent: 474 pages

Binding: Hardback

Size: 240mm x 220 mm
ISBN: 9780754645559

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