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Stone Conservation - Principles & Practice

Edited by Alinson Henry

Managing Editor: Jill Pearce

Publictaion date 2006

352 Pages

Winner of the 2007 RIBA Book Award for Construction

The conservtaion os stone buildings and monuments requires not only a good understanding of the essential repair techniques

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Stone Conservation - Principles & Practice



Edited by Alinson Henry

Managing Editor: Jill Pearce

Publictaion date 2006

352 Pages

Winner of the 2007 RIBA Book Award for Construction

The conservtaion os stone buildings and monuments requires not only a good understanding of the essential repair techniques, but an ability to diagnose problems and to identify the appropriate remedial action that may be required. This important and timley publication brings togeather contributions from leading stone conservation practitioners. It discusses the philosphical principles on which stone conservation is founded and the need to understand the full history and develipment of a building beforestartign work. Other topics covered include consolidation, cleaning, and the replacement of stone; conservation of different stone types, including limestone, sandstone and marble; problems of dealing with poluchrome stone; any finally, issues relating to church monuments and graveyards, taking account of the need for good maintenance and health and safety requirements. The book is illustrated with the authors' own examples of stone conservation in practice. Architects, surveyors and craftsmen involved in the conservation of stone sturctures will find this both a practical and useful reference work.

Contents:

Introduction Alison Henry*The historical context Peter Burman and Michael Drury* Restoration versus Conservation Michael Drury* The role of archaeology Jerry sampson* principles and practice Nicholas Durnan and Colin Muir* Sourcing and selection of stone for repair Ewan Hyslop* Consolidation Clifford Price* Cleaning techniques Kyle Normandin and Deborah Slaton* Limestone Nicholas Durnan* Sandstone Colin Muir* Marble Jonathan kemp* Polychrome stone Christopher Weeks*Church monuments David Carrington* Graveyard memorials Chris Daniels* Index

About the Editor:

Alison Henry BSc Hons, Dip Arch Cons, PGDip rch Stone Cons, IHBC combines her role as Historic Buildings Advisor at south Somerset District Council with running a stone conservation practice. She worked on the conservation of the West Front of Sailsbury Cathedral and now specializes in church conservations in Dorset and Somerset. Alison is also a part-time lecturer in conservation at Weymuth College and a member and former chair of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation's Technical sub-committee.

From the Reviews:

This is an inspired publication: every chapter has its own author or co-authors enabling a high level of expertise to be maintained on a diverse seris of related subjects dealing with almost every aspect of stone conservation.

Cornerstone, SPAB

At last, over 30 years since the first propper training in stone conservation began to appear, we have a book written by a number of specialists that comprehensivley covers the subject. Of the 14 Chapters the first 5 deal, not only with past gistory, but explain the necessity for research and investigation into what is been proposed, and the effects that hasty action may cause. As knowledge has increased on the practical side, so has the understanding that as much if not more importance must be given to the 'before' action phase. Gone are the days when 'cut out and replace' was the usual cry.

Journal of Architectural Conservation

 

Thanks to the knowledge, experience and enthusiansm of the contrubutors, this is a truly excellent book. It is comprehensive in its scope and thorough in its detail.

Context

Though specialised, teh authors nad editor have kept the writing comprehensible to the layman, which makes it ideal as an introduction to the topic - especially for students and apprentices.

Building Engineer

Compact and tighty-written, this book covers many aspects of stone conservation in a concise, clear manner, without being mannered or jargon-lade. The honest and open style of this volume offers sound practical advice and information for expert and novice alike. It should be on the bookshelves of masonry apprentices, students of conservation and all those currently involved in and aspiring to the the custodians of our built heritage.

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