The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient mesopotamia to the present day has not only contained one or more staircases but has celebrated them. Those who are involved in the analysis conservation or repair of staircases will be aware that there has until now been relatively sparse literature on the subject let alone any single publication that brings together detailed information from the relevant disciplines. Historic buildings archaeologist amy williamson explores the management conservation and repair of historic timber staircases in an article which also draws in wider themes such as heritage significance coping with wear and tear to historic building elements and the sometimes thorny issue of complying with building regulations in historic . This book commissioned by donhead the publishers and edited by james campbell and michael tutton provides an introduction to architects and conservation practitioners to the problems involved in the analysis and care of historic staircases. Get this from a library staircases history repair and conservation james w p campbell michael tutton jill pearce the staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history
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