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Conservation of building and decorative stone

Author: John Ashurst; Francis G Dimes
Publisher: Oxford ; Woburn, Mass. : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998.
Series: Butterworth-Heinemann series in conservation and museology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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 presents these disciplines together and offers an  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Ashurst; Francis G Dimes
ISBN: 0750638982 9780750638982
OCLC Number: 39341812
Description: 2 volumes in 1 (193, 254 pages) : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1 : An introduction to the restoration, conservation and repair of stone / Ian Bristow --
The nature of building and decorative stones / Francis G. Dimes --
Igneous rocks / Francis G. Dimes --
Sedimentary rocks / Francis G. Dimes --
Metamorphic rocks / Francis G. Dimes --
Determination of a sample / Francis G. Dimes --
Weathering and decay of masonry / David B . Honeyborne --
Illustrations of weathering and decay phenomena --
pt. 2 : Methods of repairing and consolidating stone building / John Ashurst --
Structural failure and repair / Ralph Mills --
The selection of stone for repairs / David B. Honeyborne --
Mortars for stone buildings / John Ashurst --
Traditional handworking of stone: methods and recognition / Peter Hill --
Earthquake damage to historic masonry structures / Alejandro Alva Balderrama --
The repair and remedial treatment of the East Block Parliament buildings, Ottawa, Canada / Keith Blades and John Stewart --
Cleaning masonry buildings / John Ashurst --
Surface treatments / David B. Honeyborne, John Ashurst, Clifford Price and Keith Ross --
The conservation of stone monuments in churches / John Larson --
The conservation of stone sculpture in museums / John Larson --
The museum display of architectural features / Deborah Carthy --
The cleaning of painted stone / Clare Finn --
The cleaning and consolidation of the stonework to the Annuciation Door, Chapter House, Westminster Abbey / Keith Taylor, Christopher Gradwell and Teresa McGarth --
Appendix 1: Limewashing / John Ashurst --
Appendix 2: Effects of large numbers of visitors on historic buildings / David Honeyborne --
Appendix 3: The use of air-abrasive cleaning techniques for stone building surfaces / Peter Moss --
Appendix 4: The analytical approach to stone, its cleaning, repair and treatment / Nicola Ashurst and John Kelly.
Series Title: Butterworth-Heinemann series in conservation and museology.
Responsibility: editors, John Ashurst, Francis G. Dimes.
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'A conservator's manual and reference book of the highest quality.' Context. 'An outstanding compilation of the results of study and field experience by 20 specialists..' Society for the Protection Read more...

 
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