The series is particularly aimed at construction professionals– architects, decorative arts historians and specifiers,surveyors, engineers – as well as postgraduate buildingconservation students and undergraduate architects and surveyors asspecialist or optional course reading. The series is also of valueto other professional groups such as commissioning client bodies,managers and advisors, and interested individuals involved in houserefurbishment or setting up a building preservation trust. Whilethere is a focus on UK practice, most of the content is ofrelevance overseas (just as UK conservation courses attract manyoverseas students, for example from India, China, Australia and theUSA).
The chapters are written by leading conservators, historians,architects, and related professionals, who together reflect theinterdisciplinary nature of conservation work.
This volume on the historic interior is the fourth of a serieson Historic Building Conservation that combine conservationphilosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditionalmaterials and structural and constructional conservation techniquesand technology:Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic BuildingConservation Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation Interior Finishes & Fittings for Historic BuildingConservation
While substantial publications exist on each of the subjectareas - some by the authors of the Historic Building Conservationseries - few individuals and practices have ready access to all ofthese or the time to read them in detail. The aim of the series isto introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise,basic and up-to-date knowledge within four volumes, sufficient forthe professional to appreciate the subject better and to know whereto seek further help.