Peter lecturing at Brantwood

Dr Peter Burman — Publications

Author of:

St. Paul's Cathedral  (Bell & Hyman, The New Bell's Cathedral Guides. 1987) ISBN 978-0713526165.

Joint author of:

James Gibbs as a Church Designer: an Exhibition Celebrating the Restoration of the Cathedral Church of All Saints at Derby, 1972(Chapterhouse Press, 1972) ISBN 978-0903675000 (with Terry Friedman).

Chapels & Churches: Who Cares (British Tourist Authority, 1977) ISBN 0-85630-555-3 (with Marcus Binney).

Change and Decay: The Future of Our Churches (Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1977) ISBN 978-0289707746 (with Marcus Binney).

The Churchyards Handbook: Advice on the history and significance of churchyards, their care, improvement and maintenance (Church House Publishing for the Council for the Care of Churches. Third edition, 1988) ISBN 07151 75548 (with Very Rev, Henry Stapleton).

Looking Forwards: The Country House in Contemporary Research and Conservation: Proceedings of the Conference in York in 1999. (Cottbus, 2001) (with Leo Schmidt and Christian Keller).

Editor of:

Conservation of Wall paintings: The International Scene (Council for the Care of Churches, 1986).

Treasures on Earth: A good housekeeping guide to churches and their contents (Donhead, 1994).

Economics of Architectural Conservation: Based on the Proceedings of a Consultation at King's Manor, 13–14 February 1995 (University of York, Inst. of Advanced Architectural Studies, 1995) ISBN 978-0904761511.

Architecture 1900 (Routledge 1998) ISBN 978-1873394328.

Celebrating Conservation: 30 Years of Conservation Studies at the University of York (University of York, 2002) ISBN 0 904761 70 3.

Joint editor of:

Conserving the Railway Heritage (Taylor & Francis, 1996) ISBN 978-0419212805 (with Michael Stratton).

This Common Bond: Training Cathedral Craftsmen and Conservators for the Next Generation (University of York, 2001) ISBN 0 904761 69 X (with Enrico Fodde).

Book chapters:

"Small Town Stations", in Marcus Binney & David Pearce, in Railway Architecture (Orbis Publishing Limited 1979, republished Bloomsbury Books, 1985).

"Das Schöne mit dem Nützliche: Englische Vorbilder und Einflüsse auf die Potsdamer Parklandschaft", in Nichts gedeiht ohne Pflege: Die Potsdamer Parklandschaft und ihre Gärtner (Potsdam: Stiftung Preußischer Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, 2001).

"Noble ideal or political football?: A personal view of the World Heritage Convention and aspects of its progress during the past thirty years", in Jahrbuch, Stiftung Preußischer Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Band 4: 2001/2002 (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2003).

"Chapter 23: Decoration, Furnishings and Art since 1900". In Derek Keene, Arthur Burns and Andrew Saint, in St. Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London, 604–2004 (Yale University Press, 2004) ISBN 9780300092769.

"Introduction", in Quiet Hands: A Retrospective of Arts & Crafts Furniture Maker Nicholas Hobbs (William Morris Gallery, 2010).

"Reconstruction in Theory and Practice:Reflections from a British Perspective" in Uta Hassler and Winfried Nerdinger (editors), Das Prinzip Rekonstruktion (vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zurich, 2010) ISBN 978-3-7281-3347-2.

"The Contribution of the United Kingdom to European Architectural Heritage Year 1975", in A Future for our Past: The 40th Anniversary of European Architectural Heritage Year (1975–2015) (Berlin: Hendrik Bäßler Verlag, 2015), pp 262–275). (with Dennis Rodwell)

Chapter 3 "Abercorn House and Churchyard and the Hopetoun Mausoleum", and Chapter 4 "The Useful and Beautiful on the Hopetoun Estate", in Countess of Hopetoun, Polly Feversham and Leo Schmidt (editors), Hopetoun, Scotland's Finest Stately Home (Hirmer Verlag GmbH, Munich, 2020) ISBN 978-3777434391.

Magazine and journal articles:

"Inigo Jones at Hale" [Concerning Hale Church, Hampshire], Country Life, 7 February 1974.

"The Revival of Lime for Cathedral Repairs", Lime News, Vol. 4 No. 2 (The Building Limes Forum, 1996).

"Conservation Philosophy in Practice: A Scottish Perspective", Architectural Heritage XVII: The Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (Edinburgh University Press, 2006).

"Judith Scott, obituary", The Guardian, 7 July 2011.

"Prophet of Preservation" [i.e. John Ruskin], SPAB Magazine, Winter 2018 (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings).

"Robert and Eve Baker: A Tribute", Journal of the Building Limes Forum, Volume 25, 2018.

"Historic Organs as Mainstream Cultural Heritage", BIOS Journal Volume 43 (British Institute of Organ Studies, 2019).


My lecture on the architect Philip Webb to Glasgow City Heritage Trust (YouTube)

More lectures to be added.

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