Stained Glass Windows, Technology Erosion and Conservation


Summary. The book contains in the first chapter historical data with the evolution of stained glass windows in several areas of the Greek world and several areas of Europe with great tradition in stained glass windows.

In the second chapter, data relative to the technology and decoration of stained glass windows from the antiquity till today are presented.

In the third chapter types of erosion of stained glass windows, due to humidity, atmospheric pollution, biological depositions, temperature variation and previous procedures of conservation are presented.

In the fourth chapter, data on conservation and restoration of stained glass windows are described: analysis of structure material of the objects, cleaning and consolidation of the surfaces, joining-adhesion of the fragments, completion of lost parts and final retouching of the object.


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