Preserving the Recent Past Publications

Preserving the Recent Past Conference Proceedings

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With more than 600 pages and 200 illustrations, this is a landmark publication on evaluating, maintaining, and reusing cultural properties from the 20th century. It features information on resource evaluation, preservation and reuse strategies, conservation of modern material, and includes a detailed reference list. The philosophical and practical issues associated with identifying and maintaining historic properties and materials from the 1920s to the 1960s are covered, from houses and commercial properties to transportation facilities and factories. Published in 1995 by HPEF.

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Introduction

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Curtain Wall Symposium paper - Curtain Wall Development: The Loss of Redundancy


PRESERVING THE RECENT PAST 2 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

A companion piece to the first volume, this 460 page illustrated publication examines evaluation, planning, maintenance, and rehabilitation issues involved in preserving 20th century resources. With more than 50 topics, such as assessing historic suburban developments; the use of plastic in residential construction; and rehabilitating thin-shelled concrete structure, this volume is invaluable in dealing with historic properties from the 1920s to the 1970s. Published in 2000 by HPEF and the National Park Service.

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Sample Papers:
Preserving a Prototype: Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House

Soaring or Crashing? – The Challenges of Preserving Thin-Shell Concrete Structures

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