Tuesday, August 28, 2007

419) Conservation of Historic Timber Structures: An Ecological Approach**

Larsen, K. E. and Marstein, N. (2000). Conservation of Historic Timber Structures: An Ecological Approach. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.
  • The sustainability of traditional materials and craftmanship (ms1-11)
  • In the full richness of their authenticity (ms12-23)
  • There is such great diversity (ms24-38)
  • Desperate remedies: the benefits and drawbacks of modern technology (ms39-52)
  • The two sides of the coin: preservation of structures and preservation of techniques of craftmanship (ms53-65)
  • Mighty oaks from little acorns grow: preservation starts in the forest (ms66-73)
  • A little neglect may breed mischief: preventive conservation, documentation, maintenance and fire protection (ms74-95)
  • Like seasoned timber, never gives: the durability of wood as a building material (ms96-112)
  • Something nasty in the woodshed: alternatives to toxic chemicals (ms113-120)
  • The past has power: sustainable development-learning from historic timber structures (ms121-128)
  • The ICOMOS international wood committee's principles for the preservation of historic timber structures (ms129-132)
  • References (ms133-136)