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One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, in two volumes, brings these disciplines together by involvement of contributors with different experiences and
approaches to the same materials.
Volume One: This volume introduces the practitioner to the complexities and background history of stone conservation. Whilst this volume has comprehensive descriptions of the building and decorative stones used in the British Isles, the information given on the origins and characteristics of rocks is of international interest and relevance. The final section of this volume explores the nature of building and decorative stones further in the context of weathering and decay in such a way that practitioners will be guided towards successful diagnosis and analysis of deterioration problems. Volume Two: A variety of building types and environments has been used to ensure that the broad scope of common problems covered, from the ruined site to the standing roofed building and from the museum `controlled' site to the sculptured church monument. This volume will be of practical value to many users including art historians, archeologists, 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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'this volume has comprehensive descriptions of the buliding and decorative stones used in the British Isles...This volume will be of practical value to many users.'
A background reference and practical guide to the conservation and restoration of historically important stone structures. Chapters discuss the nature of stone used for building and decoration; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock; the determination of a sample; weathering and decay of masonry; and a number of specific techniques, such as rep
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Book Description Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd. Condition: Very Good, No Dust Jacket. 1990. 8VO, B/W Illus, Hardcover Hardcover. Two volume set in slipcase. Very nice matching glossy black hardcover boards with titling in white and red. Very minor edgewear. Text pages are clean and crisp. Plain black slipcase shows minor soil. A very nice set! One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of sotne buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, in two volumes, brings these disciplines together by the involvement of contributors with different experiences and approaches to the same materials. Seller Inventory # 034695
Book Description Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0750612770
Book Description Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0750612770-2-4