Doors: History, Repair and Conservation


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Doors: History, Repair and Conservation Editors: James Campbell, Michael Tutton Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 412 Illustrations and other contents: 127 Line drawings, color; 141 Illustrations, color Language: English ISBN: 9781138121157 Category:

In Doors: History, Repair and Conservation, readers are guided through the function, history, development, care, repair and conservation of doors by chapter authors who are experts in their field. This book offers depth and range of detail from dating and archaeology right through to the surveying, recording, engineering and curation of the door, its furniture and the part of the building into which it is set. Doors vary from basic designs to exceptional and intricate masterpieces of craftmanship. Whether wood, stone, metal or glass, throughout history doors have been vital barriers against weather and intruders, providing those inside with protection, privacy and comfort. Split into three sections, this book covers history, development, identification and dating of doors, maintenance and engineering of doors and door openings, and materials of doors, their furniture openings and surrounds. Throughout the book the authors provide detailed photographs, drawings, techniques and methodologies and the latest research available. Doors is the first major reference work devoted to the understanding of doors and doorways and the issues surrounding their repair and conservation. This comprehensive, highly-illustrated, full-colour study will provide professionals, students and academics with a complete overview of door conservation that will inform both research and practice for years to come.

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"Campbell, Tutton and colleagues have produced a text on doors unlike any that now exists. It gives a comprehensive history of the door, deals with the fundamentals of construction, design and detailing, and deals with every aspect of conservation." - Professor Miles Lewis, Architectural Historian, Melbourne "Doors is the first comprehensive study of a subject that will interest all those, from conservation architects to historians, who work professionally with these indispensable everyday objects. An impressive array of leading experts, including conservators, craftsmen, scholars and archaeologists, and several who are all of these, present here in lucid and readable chapters an account of the history of known doors, their details and ironmongery, construction, engineering and restoration, with many fascinating case studies drawn from the authors' own experience." - Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Reader in Architecture, University of Kent

Author Biography

James W.P. Campbell MA, PhD, FSA, IHBC RIBA, is currently the Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Seear Fellow in Architecture and History of Art at Queens' College, Cambridge. He is chairman of the Construction History Society and on the editorial panel of the Journal of Architectural Conservation. His previous books include Brick: A World History (2003), Building St Paul's (2007), The Library: A World History (2013) and in the current series he co-edited with Michael Tutton Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation (2014). Michael Tutton, FSA, IHBC, has some 30 years' experience, largely in the construction industry, working principally on historic buildings as a site manager, clerk of works and consultant. He is past chairman of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and is a Trustee of the Construction History Society. He currently divides his time as assistant architectural adviser to Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust and as an independent scholar writing and editing. He is co-editor of the two previous books in this series, Windows: History, Repair and Conservation, with Elizabeth Hirst and Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation, with James W. P. Campbell.