Working with Limestone: The Science, Technology and Art of by Vibeke Olson PDF

By Vibeke Olson

ISBN-10: 0754662462

ISBN-13: 9780754662464

This new quantity within the AVISTA sequence specializes in the research of medieval limestone. because the relevant development fabric within the center a while and a prized medium for architectural sculpture, limestone performed an important function in medieval inventive manufacture. the alternative of fabric inherently proficient the ultimate product, hence realizing the fabric and its makes use of supplies perception into the medieval artistic strategy and the production-driven offerings that have been made via masons and sculptors. caliber limestone was once a hugely sought-after commodity that was once frequently shipped throughout nice distances; but in different situations, masons made do with in the community on hand assets. via a thorough research of medium, many broader themes should be addressed, for example the economics of medieval development, the creative approach, or the applying of recent expertise in figuring out and protecting medieval structures and sculpture. The papers accrued during this quantity current the intensity and scope of contemporary scholarship within the box, via a wide-ranging assessment of the kingdom of the self-discipline of medieval stone experiences. They deal with such methodological methods to the research of limestone because the use of neutron activation research to figure out quarries of foundation, problems with hard work and transportation, in addition to concerns confronted within the cleansing and conservation of limestone. This quantity is the 1st entire learn in English that investigates limestone as an integral part of large-scale medieval creative construction, and as such, it's a important source for either scholars and students within the field.

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