Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research (Readings in Conservation) (Paperback)
Petra, Angkor, Copan, Venice, Lascaux, Easter Island—all are examples of irreplaceable cultural heritage built in stone and now slowly disappearing. In 1996 the Getty Conservation Institute published Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research as a tool for conservators and conservation scientists to guide policy, practice, and
research in the preservation of stone in monuments, sculpture, and archaeological sites.
This second edition reflects the explosion of new research, enlarging the discussion of preventive conservation and adding new sections on rock art and other subjects. It provides a strategic overview of the intervening fifteen years in stone conservation research and an updated critique of the field’s strengths and weaknesses. The accompanying bibliography summarizes material published between 1995 and 2009 and provides a framework for building a coherent base of useful knowledge for practicing conservators and scientists.
Eric Doehne is a scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Clifford A. Price is emeritus professor of archaeological conservation at University College London.
"Dr. Doehne and Dr. Price have devoted their scientific careers to the study of stone deterioration and its conservation at the applied end of the business: between laboratories and museums, buildings and archaeological sites. Their international literature search and summary review is of paramount importance to practitioners and includes hard messages for the scientists of tomorrow. The Getty Conservation Institute is to be praised for enlightening this important field." —John A. Fidler, Staff Consultant - Preservation Technology, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger