Historic Floors: Their History and Conservation

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Now in paperback, this book introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a global context. It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during ...

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2001-10-08 Paperback VG-Very Good Softcover. Retired From Library, typical library markings but no pastedowns. Otherwise, Book looks very good with no creases to cover ... protected in Laminations and all pages clean. Binding is tight and square. A rare and good copy for reference, research, or reading enjoyment. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Now in paperback, this book introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a global context. It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during the Gothic Revival, are also discussed.

Leading authorities, archaeologists, architects and archivists consider the latest methods of recording and repairing historic floors, including those of cathedrals, country houses, the monumental tiled pavements of the Palace of Westminster and other public buildings. Management policies to protect outstanding floors in over-visited sites are considered and historic features particularly at risk, are identified. Urgent action is recommended to contain the damage caused by the dramatic increase in tourism throughout Europe.

The only definitive guide to historic floors published in association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Gives you the tools to identify and address problems with historic floors whatever the situation Draws on the knowledge of a range of experts who have worked all over the world

Audience: Architects, surveyors, conservators, archaeologists, architectural historians, structural engineers, cathedral and church authorities, historic buildings owners and managers, lecturers and students in universities, colleges, schools of architecture and history of art departments, members of heritage organisations and professional institutions.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780750654524
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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Jane Fawcett and Sir Nikolaus Pevsner directed the Victorian Society; they were credited with Saving a Century. Jane was awarded the MBE and Hon FRIBA for services to conservation. She was Academic Tutor and lecturer to the Building Conservation Graduate Course at the Architectural Association and the Secretary and Committee member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites UK. She is author and editor of The Future of the Past; Seven Victorian Architects; The Village in History; Cathedral Floor Damage Surveys, and Save the City.

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Table of Contents

Decorated Pavements and Floor Monuments in European Cathedrals and Churches; The archaeology of church and cathedral floors; Archaeological research: Canterbury Cathedral nave floor; Ledger Stones. Documentary sources: York Minster; The surveyors approach to recording floors; Photographic recording of floor surfaces and components; The retrieval of damaged inscriptions through remote sensing techniques; The preservation of the records of historic floors; Records and computerization; Use and abuse: management and good practice in cathedrals and greater churches; Secular Buildings: tile, mosaics, marble pavements, parquetry floors and carpets; Historic floors at risk; Encaustic pavements; The open house - the management of visitors. Appendix: Cathedral floor studies - historic features and areas at risk. Glossary, Reading list. Index.

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