Selected Reading On Glazing

Procedure code:
880001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Doors and Windows
Section:
Glass & Glazing
Last Modified:
08/15/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Anderson, Barbara. "Decorative Glass Was Popular Design Feature." Kansas Preservation, Vol. IX, No. 5 (July- August 1987), pp. 1,2,3.
  • ________. "Decorative Glass Requires Regular Maintenance." Kansas Preservation, Vol. X, No. 1 (November-December 1987), pp. 3-4.
  • Bock, Gordon. "Stripping Paint from Windows Without Breaking the Glass." The Old-House Journal, September/October 1989, pp. 39-40.
  • Byrne, Richard O. "Conservation of Historic Window Glass." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No. 3, 1981, pp. 3-9.
  • Dragge, Allen. "Working with an Art-Glass Studio." Traditional Building, January/February 1994, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 76-81.
  • Fisher, Charles, E. "Windows No. 2: Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Steel Windows." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.
  • ________. "Windows No. 11: Installing Insulating Glass in Existing Wooden Sash Incorporating the Historic Glass." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985.
  • Heinz, Thomas A. "Use and Repair of Zinc Cames In Art-Glass Windows." The Old-House Journal, September/October 1989, pp. 35-38.
  • Kahn, Eve M. "The Sparkling World of Art Glass", and "Art Glass Sourcelist." Traditional Building, July/August 1990, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 7-17.
  • Lynch, Michael F. "Stained Glass Restoration." APT Bulletin, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, 1986, pp. 8-9.
  • Parrot, Charles. "Windows No. 6: Replacement Wooden Sash and Frames with Insulating Glass and Integral Muntins." Preservation Tech Notes. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.
  • Rambusch, Viggo B.S. "Preservation and Restoration of Leaded Glass Windows." APT Bulletin, Vol. XIII, No. 3, 1981, pp. 11-17.
  • Sloan, Julie L. "Documentation of Stained Glass Windo Restoration." APT Bulletin, Vol. XV, No. 1, 1983, pp. 13-19.
  • Technical Staff, National Park Service. "The Preservation of Historic Pigmented Structural Glass (Vitrolite and Carrara Glass)." Preservation Briefs #12. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1984.
  • Vogel, Neal A., and Rolf Achilles. "The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass." Preservation Briefs #33. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1993.

Books

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • ________. Conservation and Restoration of Stained Glass: An Owners' Guide. The Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, 1988. (Order from: Stained Glass Association, P.O. Box 1531, Raleigh, NC 27602.)
  • Fisher, Charles E., ed. The Window Handbook: Successful Strategies for Rehabilitating Windows in Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: The National Park Service, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986.
  • ________. The Window Workbook for Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1986.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13