A Graveyard Preservation Primer

A Graveyard Preservation Primer

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by Lynette Strangstad
     
 

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This slender volume encapsulates more information on graveyard preservation than any other restoration guidebook available. Packed with effective methods of maintenance and repair, "A Graveyard Preservation Primer" will help you restore and prolong the life of the stones in your care. Numerous photos and illustrations further clarify and demonstrate different

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This slender volume encapsulates more information on graveyard preservation than any other restoration guidebook available. Packed with effective methods of maintenance and repair, "A Graveyard Preservation Primer" will help you restore and prolong the life of the stones in your care. Numerous photos and illustrations further clarify and demonstrate different problems and remedies for the beginning preservationist. Strangstad, who is familiar with historic yards from Halifax to Savannah, provides a step-by-step guidebook that is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in graveyard preservation.

Editorial Reviews

Linda Kennedy
An excellent tool for those working to restore and/or preserve cemeteries whether a small family project or a larger more involved project. This book should be considered a necessary reference guide for anyone contemplating a cemetery restoration project since many problems are addressed.
Sharyn Thompson
Lynette Strangstad's A Graveyard Preservation Primer set the standard for the field of cemetery studies twenty-five years ago. Her information about conservation techniques was essential for those of us who sought guidance in this new discipline. The second edition of the Primer provides material regarding preservation technologies that have been recently introduced, and also addresses the myriad new methods for documentation of historic burial sites. The development of GPS, computer programs and digital photography have advanced the accuracy and efficiency of survey and recordation — and as usual, Strangstad leads the way in telling us how to do it.

Richard Meyer
Anyone interested in the restoration and preservation of historic burial grounds will enthusiastically welcome this greatly expanded and updated edition of Lynette Stangstad's classic Primer – an indispensable resource in harmony with 21st Century technology and scholarship.

Omega - Journal of Death and Dying
Educators and enthusiasts interested in graveyards and graveyard preservation will appreciate this surprisingly comprehensive text. Strangstad makes a convincing case in her opening chapter on the historical, sociological, and artistic value in preserving these early cemeteries. Subsequent chapters offer extensive information and resources for preservation efforts, including organizational, ethical, and conversation issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910050906
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Series:
The Aaslh Primer Series
Pages:
126

Meet the Author

Trained through the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Restoration Workshop, Lynette Strangstad has specialized in graveyard preservation since 1980. She has served as conservator, burial ground consultant, preservation planner, and speaker at sites throughout the United States and is nationally known for her work in burial ground preservation.

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A Graveyard Preservation Primer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very professional Primer with important details! Thanks to author for this book!