Item #22543 Stone Decay and Conservation; Atmospheric Pollution, Cleaning, Consolidation and Protection. Stone, G. G. Amoroso, V. Fassina.

Stone Decay and Conservation; Atmospheric Pollution, Cleaning, Consolidation and Protection

Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1983. First edition. Decorated Boards. Small quarto, pp. 453, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. As New. Item #22543

The deterioration of stone in exposed sculptures and buildings has been evident to many concerned observers throughout the centuries. Although interest in the conservation of stone has a venerable history, its emergence as a specialized craft began slowly and tentatively in the 19th century. The range of materials currently available for stone treatment is large, and growing. Some of the chemicals that have been and are employed in conservation work are toxic or carcinogenic. It is essential that the conservator be sufficiently well-informed in safety precautions to employ these materials. The scientifically oriented monographs in this book are addressed to those engaged in or preparing for work in stone conservation.

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