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Stone in Historic Buildings: Characterization and Performance

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 391

By: J Cassar (Editor), MG Winter (Editor), BR Marker (Editor), NRG Walton (Editor), DC Entwisle (Editor), EN Bromhead (Editor), JWN Smith (Editor)

200 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps

Geological Society

Hardback | May 2014 | #218016 | ISBN-13: 9781862393769
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There is considerable academic and practical interest in stone and stone buildings, as exemplified by the wide range of high-quality and innovative work being conducted in the pursuit of the effective preservation and restoration of historic buildings. This is reflected in the numerous publications on stone and stone buildings that regularly find their way into the public domain. Not least amongst these are a number of Geological Society Special Publications, which have appeared in recent years.

This current volume seeks to bring to the attention of the various professionals in the field (geologists, architects, engineers, conservators and conservation scientists) recent work centred on the characterization and performance of this important resource and its use in historic buildings. Stone in Historic Buildings has wider relevance, including to those interested in the heritage of stone.



CASSAR, J., WINTER, M. G., MARKER, B. R., WALTON, N. R. G., ENTWISLE, D. C., BROMHEAD, E. N. & SMITH, J. W. N. Introduction to stone in historic buildings: characterization and performance
PEREIRA, D. & COOPER, B. J. Building stone as a part of a World Heritage Site: ‘Piedra Pajarilla’ Granite and the city of Salamanca, Spain
TURMEL, A., FRONTEAU, G., THOMACHOT-SCHNEIDER, C., MOREAU, C., CHALUMEAU, L. & BARBIN, V. Stone uses in Reims Cathedral: provenance, physical properties and restoration phases
DE KOCK, T., DEWANCKELE, J., BOONE, M., DE SCHUTTER, G., JACOBS, P. & CNUDDE, V. Replacement stones for Lede stone in Belgian historical monuments
CALIA, A., SILEO, M. & MATERA, L. Provenance, characterization and decay of a porous calcarenite of the Puglia region (‘Pietra Gentile’)
FRATINI, F. & RESCIC, S. The stone materials of the historical architecture of Tuscany, Italy
BRISTOW, C. M. The geology of the building and decorative stones of Cornwall, UK
CORDINER, R. J. The variety and distribution of building stones used in the churches of West Sussex, England, from AD 950 to 1850
CALIA, A., LAURENZI TABASSO, M., MECCHI, A. M. & QUARTA, G. The study of stone for conservation purposes: Lecce stone (southern Italy)
ANDRÉ , M.-F., VOLDOIRE, O., VAUTIER, F., ROUSSEL, E., PHALIP, B. & MOREL, D. Impact of cement repointing on rates of sandstone decay in medieval churches of the French Massif Central
LAYCOCK, E. A. & WOOD, C. Understanding and controlling the ingress of driven rain through exposed, solid wall masonry structures


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