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Lectures on materials science for architectural conservation

Author: Giorgio Torraca; Getty Conservation Institute.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Torraca; Getty Conservation Institute.
OCLC Number: 938975667
Notes: "Based on notes ... prepared for an undergraduate course titled 'Chemistry of the Environment and of Cultural Property' ... taught at the 'Valle Giulia' Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome 'La Sapienza, ' from 2001 to 2004. The lecture notes were published in 2002 by the Scuola di Specializzazione in Restauro dei Monumenti, which kindly allowed the use of the material for an English version. The English text is not truly a translation ... furthermore, several parts have been revised and some completely rewritten."--Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 193 p.) : illustrations
Contents: Elentronegativity, chemical bonds, crystals, molecules, and chemical reactions --
Mortars, bricks, and concretes: earth, gypsum, lime, and cements --
Deterioration of porous building materials --
Conservation of architectural surfaces --
Metals --
Natural and synthetic polymers --
Silicates, silanes, and silicones.
Responsibility: Giorgio Torraca.

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