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10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin

Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Sustainable Preservation

Editors: Koui, Maria, Zezza, Fulvio, Kouis, Dimitrios (Eds.)

  • Addresses the latest research on advanced materials development by restoration engineers, architects, geologists, restorers and conservators of stone artifacts, archaeologists, art historians, scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology, and other specialists in the decay and restoration of monuments
  • Provides an international forum for discussion on the conservation of Mediterranean cultural heritage that can be extended to materials development for preserving global historical treasures
  • Focuses on on technological innovation through the development of new methods and models of materials development for the preservation of historic structures and artifacts 
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About this book

This book addresses physical, chemical, and biological methods for the preservation of ancient artifacts. Advanced materials are required to preserve the Mediterranean belt's historic, artistic and archaeological relics against weathering, pollution, natural risks and anthropogenic hazards.
Based upon the 10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin, this book provides a forum for international engineers, architects, archaeologists, conservators, geologists, art historians and scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology to discuss principles, methods, and solutions for the preservation of global historical artifacts. 

About the authors

Prof. Maria Koui has been a member of the Teaching and Research Staff of National Technical University of Athens in the School of Chemical Engineering since 1987.  Nowadays she is a Professor of "Spectroscopic and Non-Destructive Methods and Techniques for the Characterization of Materials" in the Materials Science and Engineering Section. She was a visiting professor at the Universities of Bari (1992), Venice (IUAV) (2005-2006) and Cranfield (2015). She has served as the Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Section at NTUA (2006-2008).  She is the author and co-author of 2 European patents and has more than 130 papers published in International Scientific journals and conference proceedings. She has written 5 books concerning Advance Materials and Spectroscopic and Non Destructive Methods. She has participated in 19 National, 3 bilateral and 11 European research programs as the scientific coordinator or the main researcher. She is a member of the Materials Research Society, the International Society for Optical Engineering, the Academy of Sciences of New York, ICOMOS, the Greek Society of NDT, the Technical Camber of Greece, et al. She has founded the NDT Lab in the Chemical Engineering Department of NTUA. Her research interests include the application of Liquid Crystals mixture on metallic and non-metallic surfaces for the characterization of their microstructure.

Fulvio Zezza is Emeritus Professor of Technical and Environmental Geology at the Architecture Faculty of the University IUAV of Venice. He coordinates studies and scientific researches on: a) building materials; b) physical-mechanical properties of rocks and terrains; and c) stones decay processes. He is the co-ordinator of the International Group for the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin and as Scientific Editor he has published the Proceedings of the Symposia held in Bari (1989), Genève (1991), Venice (1994) and Rhodes (1997), Seville (2000), Lisbon (2004), Orléans (2007), Patras (2010) and Ankara (2014) and Athens (2017). He has a wide experience in international co-operation and collaborates in works and researches regarding archaeological sites, churches, castles and buildings. He has published scientific papers and reports regarding non destructive techniques application (digital image processing of the weathering forms and ultrasonic pulses applied to the characterization of the weathered materials) to cultural heritage: marbles of Eleusis Temple, gypsum slabs of Cnossos Palace; calcarenite building material of the ancient centres of Lindos, Ialysos and Kamiros, and that of Rhodos walls.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Welcome Speech

    Koui, Maria

    Pages 3-4

  • Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Sustainable Preservation

    Zezza, Fulvio

    Pages 5-13

  • The Monument Stone: An Eternal Link of Past Civilizations

    Zezza, Fulvio

    Pages 17-28

  • War as Cause of Genesis and Obliteration of Monuments (The Case of the Athenian Acropolis)

    Giraud, Demosthenes

    Pages 29-60

  • Philosophical Approaches for Conservation and Upgrade of the Cultural Heritage

    Siviero, Enzo (et al.)

    Pages 61-69

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78093-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78092-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
10th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin
Book Subtitle
Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Sustainable Preservation
Editors
  • Maria Koui
  • Fulvio Zezza
  • Dimitrios Kouis
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78093-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78093-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78092-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 705
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations, 520 illustrations in colour
Topics