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Conservation and Restoration of Built Heritage: A History of Conservation Culture and its More Recent Developments

Author/EditorD'Agostino, Salvatore (University of Nap (Author)
ISBN: 9780367750954
Pub Date30/09/2021
BindingHardback
Pages152
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 174(w)
The word "conservation," when used in the context of preservation of built heritage, implies an intrinsically complex concept that evolved over time, since it has been influenced by the perception of history throughout time, since it has been influenced by the perception of history throughout time.
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The word "conservation," when used in the context of preservation of built heritage, implies an intrinsically complex concept that evolved over time, since it has been influenced by the perception of history throughout time. This volume emphasizes why an understanding of the cultural evolution of the conservation approach must be considered a prerequisite for architects and engineers to cooperate in full harmony with historic-artistic culture for the preservation of global built heritage.


In particular, the volume highlights how, during the second half of the last century, the preservation process also involved engineering, the science of making practical applications of knowledge, which, for a long time, made an uncritical use of techniques and materials and devised interventions on historical heritage that were heavily invasive. The volume also devotes special attention to the problems related to seismic risk, to which Italy, Greece and Portugal are particularly prone. Problems that emerge during the crisis and reconstruction phases are dealt with in detail and the scheduled maintenance, as this latter approach always constitutes an improvement of the performance of the monument and is the most appropriate tool for the conservation of the built heritage. Finally, the volume collects examples of building restoration with case studies of many outstanding monuments.


The work will appeal to professionals and academics in the broader fields of civil engineering (both geotechnical and structural engineering), architecture, art history, history of architecture, restoration and cultural heritage management.





This book will:








Provide a critical reading of the history of conservation







Discuss materials and techniques of ancient architecture







Cover seismic vulnerability and preservation of the historic integrity of the monument







Advocate an approach based on programmed maintenance







Feature numerous case histories, including the St Mark Basilica in Venice and the complex restoration of the Notre Dame in Paris

The word "conservation," when used in the context of preservation of built heritage, implies an intrinsically complex concept that evolved over time, since it has been influenced by the perception of history throughout time. This volume emphasizes why an understanding of the cultural evolution of the conservation approach must be considered a prerequisite for architects and engineers to cooperate in full harmony with historic-artistic culture for the preservation of global built heritage.


In particular, the volume highlights how, during the second half of the last century, the preservation process also involved engineering, the science of making practical applications of knowledge, which, for a long time, made an uncritical use of techniques and materials and devised interventions on historical heritage that were heavily invasive. The volume also devotes special attention to the problems related to seismic risk, to which Italy, Greece and Portugal are particularly prone. Problems that emerge during the crisis and reconstruction phases are dealt with in detail and the scheduled maintenance, as this latter approach always constitutes an improvement of the performance of the monument and is the most appropriate tool for the conservation of the built heritage. Finally, the volume collects examples of building restoration with case studies of many outstanding monuments.


The work will appeal to professionals and academics in the broader fields of civil engineering (both geotechnical and structural engineering), architecture, art history, history of architecture, restoration and cultural heritage management.





This book will:








Provide a critical reading of the history of conservation







Discuss materials and techniques of ancient architecture







Cover seismic vulnerability and preservation of the historic integrity of the monument







Advocate an approach based on programmed maintenance







Feature numerous case histories, including the St Mark Basilica in Venice and the complex restoration of the Notre Dame in Paris

Salvatore D'Agostino has taught Structural Analysis at Federico II University in Naples for about 40 years. He has also been involved in Building Restoration, and in 1992 founded the Centro Interdipartimentale di Ingegneria per i Beni Culturali (Interdepartmental Centre for Engineering for Cultural Heritage) at the same university. He founded, and is Chairman of, the Associazione Italiana di Storia dell'Ingegneria (Italian Society of History of Engineering). He edited the first text on engineering for cultural heritage, published by Edizioni del Mulino in 2018. He is author of about 170 academic publications.

A brief history of conservation Conservation and restoration in Europe Construction in antiquity Heritage conservation Traditional and innovative materials Seismic risk from emergency to reconstruction Constructive restoration

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