Published! Theodore Prudon's Preservation of Modern Architecture

PRESERVATION OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE by Theodore H.M. Prudon is now available:



As Modern architecture ages to a point where preservation is necessary, the methods and technology used in preservation have to be carefully considered to maintain the design integrity of the building.  This book is a guide for the professional architect who is interested in a broad background in preservation as a field as well as specific material and technology issues in preservation.  
Hardcover, 592 pages. Wiley Press. April 2008.
Table of Contents: 
PART I—Preservation of Modern Architecture: An Overview
1. Preserving Modern Architecture: The Beginning
2. Philosophical Issues Affecting Preservation and Design
3. Evolving Preservation Philosophies and Standards
4. Preservation Issues for Modern Materials and Systems
5. Preserving Modern Architecture: What, Why, Where and How?
6. Investigation and Assessment of Modern Buildings and Structures
PART II—Building Typologies: Case Studies
7. Pavilions
8. Residences
9. Prefabrication
10. Schools
11. Performing Arts Centers
12. Hotels
13. Airport Terminals
14. Industrial buildings
15. Exterior Cladding Materials--Glass and Stone
16. Miscellaneous
THEODORE H. M. PRUDON, PhD, FAIA, is a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture.  Prudon was trained as an architect and architectural engineer both in the United States (MSArch and PhD from Columbia University) and The Netherlands (MSArchEng from the University of Delft) and holds professional licenses in eight states as well as in The Netherlands. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has practiced architecture in New York City for over 30 years. He is a partner of Prudon & Partners, a New York City-based architectural firm specializing in restoration, and teaches preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  Prudon is the President of DOCOMOMO US and a member of the DOCOMOMO International Board.  DOCOMOMO is dedicated to the study and preservation of significant works of modern architecture, landscape design, and urban planning around the world.


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