Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

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Routledge, 1998 - Antiques & Collectibles - 447 pages
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In part I of Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone the introduction to the complexities and background history of stone conservation is followed by the most comprehensive description yet produced of the building and decorative stones used in the British Isles. Whilst this section makes the book of particular importance to British practitioners, giving reference buildings for all stones, the detailed information on the origins and characteristics of rocks is of international interest and relevance. The nature of building and decorative stones in the context of weathering and decay is also explored in such a way that practitioners will be guided towards successful diagnosis and analysis of deterioration problems. A proper understanding of the nature and decay mechanisms of stones is essential for the correct specification and execution of conservation work. In part 2 practitioners involved in stone conservation describe ways in which major structural masonry problems, secondary building problems and different stone surface conditions may be treated. A variety of building types and environments has been used to ensure that the broad scope of common problems is covered, from the ruined site to the standing roofed building and from the museum 'controlled' site to the sculptured church monument. This second part of the volume will be of practical value to art historians, archaeologists, architects, surveyors and engineers, masonry contractors and sculpture conservators in solving problems and in learning to use each other's skills and experience.
 

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Contents

Ian Bristow
1
Francis G Dimes
19
Francis G Dimes
37
Francis G Dimes
61
Francis G Dimes
135
Francis G Dimes
150
David B Honeyborne
153
Illustrations of weathering and decay phenomena
179
Alejandro Alva Balderrama
107
Keith Blades and John Stewart
114
John Ashurst
125
David B Honeyborne John Ashurst Clifford Price and Keith Ross
155
John Larson
185
John Larson
197
Deborah Carthy
208
Clare Finn
214

Index
185
Part 2
194
Contents
195
John Ashurst
1
Ralph Mills
55
David B Honeyborne
71
John Ashurst
78
methods and recognition Peter Hill
97
Keith Taylor Christopher Gradwell and Teresa McGrath ...
219
Limewashing John Ashurst
229
Effects of large numbers of vistors on historic buildings David Honeyborne
231
The use of airabrasive cleaning techniques for stone building surfaces Peter Moss
237
The analytical approach to stone its cleaning repair and treatment Nicola Ashurst and John Kelly ...
240
Index
245
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