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1.12 Reading list

Essential reading
BSI Standards Publication BS 7913: 2013 Guide to the conservation of historic buildings
Earl, J. (2003) Building Conservation Philosophy Donhead/College of Estate Management
Bell, D. (1998) The Historic Scotland Guide to International Convention Charters and Conservation Areas Technical Advice Note 8, Historic Scotland, Edinburgh.
Clark, K. (2001) Informed Conservation English Heritage, London
Australia ICOMOS (1999) The Burra Charter Australia ICOMOS
Marquis-Kyle, P and Walker, M. (2004) The Illustrated Burra Charter Australia ICOMOS
ICOMOS (1964 and later editions) The Venice Charter ICOMOS, Paris
Department for Communities and Local Government (2012) National Planning Policy Framework DCLG, London
English Heritage (2006) Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to good recording practice English Heritage, London

Recommended background reading
English Heritage (1996) A Future for our Past? English Heritage, London
Historic Scotland (2002) Passed to the Future Historic Scotland, Edinburgh
English Heritage (2000) Power of Place: The future of the historic environment English Heritage, London
Historic England Heritage Counts
Historic Environment Scotland A Guide to the Preparation of Conservation Plans
Humberstone, J (1997) Taking the Philosophical Approach, The Building Conservation Directory Cathedral Communications, Tisbury
Madsen, S. T. (1976) Restoration and Anti-Restoration Universiters Forlaget, Oslo
Hall, L. Alcock, N. W. (1994) Fixtures and Fittings in Dated Houses 1567–1763 Council for British Archaeology
Morriss, R. K. (2001) The Archaeology of Buildings Tempus, Stroud
Clark, K. (1999) Conservation Plans in Action English Heritage
Clark, K. (2001) Informed Conservation English Heritage
Fielden, B & Jokilheto, J. (1993) Management Guidelines for World Cultural Heritage Sites ICCROM, Rome
English Heritage (1998) Thesaurus of Monument Types: A standard for use in archaeological and architectural recording English Heritage, London
Brian, P, Blake, B et al (2009) Metric Survey Specification for Cultural Heritage English Heritage
English Heritage (1999) The Presentation of Historic Building Survey in CAD English Heritage, London
Brunskill, RW (2000) Illustrated Handbook of Vernacular Architecture Faber & Faber, London
Furneaux Jordan, R. (1969 reprinted 1997) Western Architecture Thames & Hudson
Macdonald, S. (ed) (2001) Preserving Post War Heritage Donhead
Macdonald, S. (ed) (1997) Modern Matters: Principles and practice in conserving recent architecture Donhead
Innocent, C. F. (1916 reprinted 2002) The Development of English Building Construction Donhead
ICOMOS (1996) Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of buildings and Site ICOMOS, Paris
Watt, D & Swallow, P (2002) Surveying Historic Buildings Donhead Publishing
Swallow, P, Watt, D & Ashton, R (2002) Measurement & Recording of Historic Buildings Donhead Publishing
Oxford University Press (1999) Oxford Dictionary of Architecture. OUP, Oxford
Historic England (2015) Easy Access to Historic Buildings
Historic England (2015) Easy Access to Historic Landscapes
Australian Heritage Commission (2000) Improving Access to Heritage Buildings

Useful Websites
Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
Building Conservation articles
BSI British Standards Index