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Conservation of Historic Stone Buildings and Monuments

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National Research Council. 1982. Conservation of Historic Stone Buildings and Monuments. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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379 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-03275-9

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Contents xi-xiv
Report of the Committee on Conservation of Historic Stone Buildings and Monuments 1-12
The Scientist's Role in Historic Preservation with Particular Reference to Stone Conservation 13-21
The Principles of Conservation 22-30
Some Illustrative Preservation Problems and Treatments in Washington, D.C. 31-48
Geological Sources of Building Stone 49-61
Physical Properties of Building Stone 62-86
Deformation and Fracture of Rock 87-107
Problems in the Deterioration of Stone 108-119
The Mechanism of Masonry Decay Through Crystallization 120-144
Characterization of Bricks and Their Resistance to Deterioration Mechanisms 145-162
Analytical Methods Related to Building and Monument Preservation 163-182
Wet and Dry Surface Deposition of Air Pollutants and Their Modeling 183-196
Measurement of Local Climatological and Air Pollution Factors Affecting Stone Decay 197-210
Diagnosis of Nonstructural Problems in Historic Masonry 211-232
Diagnosis and Prognosis of Structural Integrity 233-241
Photogrammetric Measurement and Monitoring of Historic and Prehistoric Structures 242-271
Cleaning and Surface Repair 272-280
Preventive Maintenance in Historic Structures 281-286
Stone Consolidating Materials: A Status Report 287-311
The Suitability of Polymer Composites as Protective Materials 312-321
Exposure Site and Weatherometer Evaluations of Synthetic Polymers 322-328
The Evaluation of Stone Preservatives 329-340
Appendix: Proposal for a CCMS Pilot Study on the Conservation/Restoration of Monuments 341-346
Index 347-365

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