Stone in Architecture

Properties, Durability

Editors: Siegesmund, Siegfried, Snethlage, Rolf (Eds.)

  • Intensively revised 5th edition
  • Numerous drawings and color photographs
  • Updated, complete guide to building stone deterioration processes and preservation techniques
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About this book

The weathering of historical buildings and, indeed, of monuments and sculptures of natural stone is a problem that has been encountered for hundreds of years. However a dramatic increase in deterioration in the structure of our built heritage has been observed during the past century. To understand the complex interaction that the stone in a building suffers with its near environment (the building) and the macro environment (the local climate and atmospheric conditions) requires an interdisciplinary approach and the application of many disciplines. Climate change over the next 100 years is likely to have a range of direct and indirect impacts on many natural and physical environments, including the built environment.

The protection of our architectural heritage has both cultural and historical importance, as well as substantial economic and ecological value. Large sums of money are being spent world-wide on measures for the preservation of monuments and historical buildings. The past few decades has seen an unprecedented level of research activity in this area, the result of which is often difficult to access and are summarized in the new edition of STONE IN ARCHITECTURE.

The 4th edition of Stone in Architecture: Properties, Durability, is a sophisticated and thorough exploration of stone – its properties, performance and conservation – in monumental contexts. The current editors, Siegfried Siegesmund and Rolf Snethlage, note the pioneering work of Erhard Winkler who wrote the first edition in 1973 when so little information could be found in the literature on the subject. This new edition, also published by Springer, nearly doubles the size of Winkler’s 1994 effort. If you are familiar with the field and need to know little more than this statement, you can put aside this review and go buy the book.

George Wheeler, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Natural Stones in Architecture: Introduction

    Snethlage, Rolf

    Pages 1-9

  • Building Stones

    Siegesmund, Siegfried (et al.)

    Pages 11-95

  • Physical and Mechanical Properties of Rocks

    Siegesmund, Siegfried (et al.)

    Pages 97-224

  • Weathering and Deterioration

    Steiger, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 225-316

  • Environment and Architectural Stone

    Brimblecombe, Peter

    Pages 317-347

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45155-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45154-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 3, 2014
  • ISBN 978-3-662-49573-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stone in Architecture
Book Subtitle
Properties, Durability
Editors
  • Siegfried Siegesmund
  • Rolf Snethlage
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45155-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45155-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-45154-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-49573-5
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XIII, 550
Number of Illustrations and Tables
147 b/w illustrations, 183 illustrations in colour
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