toolkit - preservation resources

The Interiors Handbook for Historic Buildings

Historic Preservation Education Foundation
Published 1993 (vol.1), 1998 (vol.2)
Accessed 10.11.2018

This 450-page illustrated handbook is a ready reference tool on the restoration and rehabilitation of historic interiors. The Handbook is divided into eight sections: Planning; Architectural Features and Materials; Finishes and Accessories; Systems and Fixtures; Fire Protection and Codes; Adaptive Reuse; Manufacturers, Sources and Literature; Annotated Bibliography. Volume 2 is another 500 pages!

Published by HPEF.
Downloadable pdf.

Total Design: Architecture and Interiors of Iconic Modern Houses

Published 2014
Link accessed 09.25.2018

George H. Marcus’ book documenting iconic houses conceived as complete works of art, or Gesamtkunst. 'Each of the spectacular houses making up Total Design demonstrates how an architect realized a unifying vision through all aspects of design - architecture, furniture, fittings, decorative objects, color, and gardens.' Available on WorldCat, Amazon, and in many major bookstores. Could be a good introduction to the concept of a unified design vision throughout a house.

Published by Rizzoli, 2014.
Hardcover book.