Overview

Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe.

Conservation of Ruins defines and describes these risks, which range from neglect, to destructive archaeology, and even well-meaning intervention in the name of tourism. The book ...
See more details below
Conservation of Ruins

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$76.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$135.00 List Price

Overview

Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe.

Conservation of Ruins defines and describes these risks, which range from neglect, to destructive archaeology, and even well-meaning intervention in the name of tourism. The book provides detailed, practical instruction on the conservation and stabilisation of ruins by structural and non-structural means, as well as describing the procedures and conditions that need to be in place to ensure the protection of our important historic sites.

In considering aspects of architectural conservation, archaeology and ecology together for the first time, this book provides an integrated, holistic view of this international topic that will be essential reading for those working in this field
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a delightfully illustrated book on a subject that is of as much interest to the layman with an interest in preserving our built heritage as it is to the professional and would-be professional conservator. The book is a delight."
Ecclesiastical & Heritage World
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136415081
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/14/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 69 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
List of contributors     ix
Foreword   Clifford Price     xv
Figure credits     xvi
Preface   Gionata Rizzi     xviii
Introduction - continuity and truth   John Ashurst     xxiv
Short story: The demise, discovery, destruction and salvation of a ruin     xxx
Conservation concepts   Jukka Jokilehto     1
Stability and survival   Chris How     10
Condition surveys of masonry ruins   Graham Abrey     44
Philosophy, technology and craft   John Ashurst   Colin Burns     82
Preventive conservation of ruins: reconstruction, reburial and enclosure   Catherine Woolfitt     146
The ecology of ruin sites   Sara Ferraby     194
Submerged ruins   Jason Bolton     212
Implementing conservation works on ruins   Sara Ferraby   David Odgers     234
Interpretation and display of ruins and sites   Amanda White     246
Case studies     264
Guildford Castle, UK   Catherine Woolfitt   John Ashurst   Graham Abrey     265
Masada, Israel   John Ashurst   Asi Shalom   Catherine Woolfitt     279
Gosport Railway Terminal, UK   Margo Teasdale     296
Epilogue   John Ashurst     306
Materials and techniques     309
Traditional lime production     310
Lime mortar and plaster in ruin sites   John Ashurst   Colin Burns     312
Tools for joint and core treatment   John Ashurst   Colin Burns     314
Structural interventions     319
Temporary supports   John Ashurst   Colin Burns     320
Permanent supports (core buttress)   John Ashurst   Colin Burns     322
Cantilever support   John Ashurst   Colin Burns     324
Re-alignment of leaning wall Cymer Abbey, Dolgellau, Wales   Jon Avent     325
Implementation of work - personnel selection   Tadg Buckley     331
Visitor perceptions (The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas)   John Ashurst   Bruce Winders   Rachel Sabino-Gunaratna     332
Monitoring and maintaining abandoned ruins and sites   Asi Shalom     339
Index     341
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)