Erosion and Conservation of Stone


The book contains in the first chapter geological and mineralogical data, relatively to the basic structure material of the monuments and sculptures, the stones, and methods of mining, transportation, sculpturing and construction, from the antiquity till today.

In the second chapter, the types of erosion of these stones, due to humidity, atmospheric pollution, biological depositions, temperature variation and previous procedures of conservation are presented.

In the third chapter, data of conservation and restoration of stone monuments and sculptures are extensively described: analysis of structure material of the monuments, cleaning of the surfaces, consolidation of the surfaces, joining-adhesion of the fragments, completion of lost parts and final retouching of the monument and statue.



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