London: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Small quarto, pp 254, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Mild ex-library. Very good. Item #19796
One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, in two volumes, brings these disciplines together by the involvement of contributors with different experiences and approaches to the same materials. In Volume 2, practitioners involved in stone conservation describe ways in which major structural masonry problems, secondary building problems, and different stone surface conditions may be treated. A variety of building types and environments has been used to ensure that the broad scope of common problems is covered, from the ruined site to the standing roofed building and from the museum controlled site to the sculptured church monument. This volume will be of practical value to art historians, archaeologists, architects, surveyors and engineers, masonry contractors and sculpture conservators in solving problems and learning to use each other's skills and experience.