The main goal of conservation is to identify, retain and protect historic resources, so that future generations can learn more about the history and construction techniques associated with old buildings and structures. This following publications are divided into two groups: Theory and Practice and Working with Materials.
Conservation Theory and Practice
Addleson, Lyall. Building Failures: A Guide to Diagnosis, Remedy and Prevention, Butterworth Scientific, Boston, 1989.
Ashurst, John, Nicola Ashurst. Practical Building Conservation, Volume 2: Brick, Terracotta & Earth, Halsted Press, New York, 1988.
Bachmann, Konstanze, ed. Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. C., 1992.
Becker, Norman. The Complete Book of Home Inspection, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980.
Berkeley, Bernard. Floors: Selection and Maintenace, American Library Association, Chicago, 1968.
Bidwell, T. G., Robert G. D. Brown. The Conservation of Brick Buildings: The Repair, Alteration and Restoration of Old Brickwork, Brick Development Association, Winkfield, U. K., 1977.
Bowyer, Jack. Vernacular Building Association, Architectural Press, London, 1980.
Burns, John., ed. Recording Historic Structures, AIA Press, Washington D. C., 1989.
Carter, Margaret. Researching Heritage Buildings, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1983.
Chambers, J. Henry. Cyclical Maintenance for Historic Buildings, US Department of the Interior (NPS), Washington D. C., 1976.
Charles, F. W. B., Mary Charles. Conservation of Timber Building, Hutchinson, London, 1984.
Conservation of Historic Stone Buildings and Monuments. National Academy Press, Washington D. C., 1982.
Cunnington, Pamela. Care for Old Houses, Prism Alpha, Sherborne, Dorset, 1984.
Fielden, Bernard M. Conservation of Historic Buildings, Butterworths, London, 1982.
Fram, Mark. A Heritage Conservation Primer, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, Toronto, 1984.
Fram, Mark. Well-Preserved, Boston Mills Press, Ontario, 1988.
Gilder, Cornelia Brook. Property Owners' Guide to the Maintenance and Repair of Stone Buildings, Preservation League of New York State, Albany, 1977.
Hanson, Shirley, Nancy Hubby. Preserving and Maintaining the Older Home, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1983.
Hart, David M. Technical Handbook for Historic Preservation, National Park Service, Washington D. C., Dec. 1975.
Hill, Nicholas. Conservation of Historic Streetscapes, Nichlas Hill, Goderich, 1982.
Kalman, Harold. The Evaluation of Historic Buildings, Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1980.
McKee, Harley J. Recording Historic Buildings, US Department of the Interior (NPS), Washington D. C., 1970.
Melville, Ian A., Ian A. Gordon. The Repair and Maintenance of Houses, Estates Gazette, London, 1973.
Mills, Edward D., ed. Building Maintenance and Preservation, Butterworths, London, 1980.
National Park Service. Preservation Briefs, Washington D. C., 1995.
Pearce, David. Conservation Today, Routledge, London, 1989.
Powys, A. R. Repair of Ancient Buildings, Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings, London, 1981.
Reader's Digest Complete Do-it-yourself Manual. Readers Digest Association (Canada), Montreal, 1973.
Reader's Digest Home Improvements Manual. Readers Digest Association (Canada), Montreal, 1982.
Smith, John F. A Critical Bibliography of Building Conservation, Mansell, London, 1978.
Stavelely, H. S., Peter Glover. Building Surveys (second edition). Butterworth, London, 1990.
Working with Materials
Arthur, Eric, Thomas Ritchie. Iron: Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present, University of Toronto Press, 1982.
Ashurst, John. Mortars, Plasters and Renders in Conservation, Eccesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association, London, 1983.
Ashurst, John, Francis C. Dimes. Stone in Building: Its Use and Potential Today, Stone Federation, London, 1984.
Bell, Quentin. Techniques of Terracotta: A Practical Handbook, Chatto & Windus, London, 1983.
Brooks, Alan. Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Conservation Handbook,British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, London, 1977.
Brunskill, Ronald, Alec Clifton-Tyler. English Brickwork, Ward Lock Ltd, London, 1977.
Ehrenkrantz Group. Window Rehabilitation: A Manual for Historic Buildings (draft), New York Landmarks Conservancy, New York, 1984.
Higgins, Spencer R. Annotated Master Specifications for the Cleaning and Repointing of Historic Masonry, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, Toronto, 1985.
London, Mark. Masonry: How to Care for Old and Historic Brick and Stone, The Preservation Press, Washington D. C., 1988.
Lowndes, William S. Plastering and Stucco Work, International Textbook Company, Scranton, PA, 1924.
Lynch, Michael F., William J. Higgins. The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Sandstone, New York Landmarks Conservancy, New York, 1982.
McKee, Harley J. Introduction to Early American Masonry, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Columbia University, Washington D. C., 1973.
Phillips, Morgan W., Judith E. Selwyn. Epoxies for Wood Repairs in Historic Buildings, US Department of the Interior (HCRS), Washington D. C., 1978.