Best Books – Architectural Conservation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Architectural Conservation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Architectural Conservation along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Architectural Conservation subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Architectural Conservation" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Makli, Sindhi Islamic Architectural Conservation” by Javeria Shaikh

“Makli, Sindhi Islamic Architectural Conservation” Book Review: This book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book contains the collection of analysis for three distinct sites located in makli tombs in thatta. The second part of the book discusses few protection policies and their application in karachi. This book describes the comparative analysis protection of porous material of a Mughal Building in Lahore.

2. “Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation” by Katharina Weiler and Niels Gutschow

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“Authenticity in Architectural Heritage conservation” Book Review: This book is designed for postgraduate students and conservation professionals. This book describes the colonial and postcolonial discourses, opinions and experiences in the field of architectural heritage conservation based on different representative case studies from various countries. The book covers Architectural heritage conservation in south and east asia and in europe, thoughts on the world war II ruins in germany, authenticity in japan, The idea of place in the practice of restoration and replication in india, conservation and restoration of humayun tomb, material authenticity and conservation traditions in nepal.

3. “Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design” by Steven V Szokolay

“Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design” Book Review: This book provides information on the physical basis of architectural design. This book gives the data required for architects to design buildings that are comfortable in various conditions, with less dependence on energy exhaustive methods like air conditioning. This book is student friendly with larger page size and colour printing. This book provides all the information about related developments affecting heat, light and sound controls. The book provides data sheets and method sheets at the end of each chapter.

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4. “Building Conversion and Renovation (Architectural Design)” by Arian Mostaedi

“Building Conversion and Renovation(Architectural Design)” Book Review: This book contains works that were successful in bringing out the best in old structures, while adding new elements and functions. This book provides ground plans, architectural commentary, sketches, construction details and photographs of each project.

5. “Architectural Conservation: The Enhancement of Historic Towns in America” by J M Gonzalez De Valcarcel
6. “Architectural Conservation: Issues and Developments: A Special Issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation” by Vincent Shacklock

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“Architectural Conservation: Issues and Developments: A special case of the Journal of Architectural Conservation” Book Review: This book provides contributions from leading practitioners and scholars presenting an opinion of the current state of conservation in the UK. This book explains the need for a clear understanding of the value of architectural heritage, the importance of training, adequate funding for maintenance. The book provides the useful comparison of the national and regulation driven process operating in the UK with the US local.

7. “Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice” by Aylin Orbasli

“Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book provides the complete introduction to the principles and practice of architectural conservation and related disciplines. The book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book deals with the theoretical basis of architectural conservation. The second part of the book deals with the applications of theory in practice. This provides case studies which helps for better understanding. This book provides web resources and bibliography.

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8. “Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation” by Salim Elwazani and Shatha Malhis

“Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation” Book Review: This book provides information about architectural conservation, regeneration, rehabilitation, conservation theory. It also provides practice problems.

9. “Architectural Conservation and Restoration in Norway and Russia (Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation)” by Evgeny Khodakovsky and Siri Skjold Lexau

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“Architectural Conservation and Restoration in Norway and Russia(Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation)” Book Review: This book explores the main challenges of historic and contemporary architectural preservation practices in the two countries. This book consists of three main parts. First part of the book deals with the discovery and preservation of historical architecture in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. Second part of the book deals with the contemporary approaches to former restorations and the conservation and maintenance of historical architecture. Third part of the book deals with questions concerning preservation of twentieth century architectural heritage.

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