Stone in Architecture

Properties, Durability

  • Siegfried Siegesmund
  • Rolf Snethlage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Siegfried Siegesmund, Ákos Török
    Pages 11-95
  3. Siegfried Siegesmund, Helmut Dürrast
    Pages 97-225
  4. Michael Steiger, A. Elena Charola, Katja Sterflinger
    Pages 227-316
  5. Peter Brimblecombe
    Pages 317-346
  6. Heiner Siedel, Siegfried Siegesmund, Katja Sterflinger
    Pages 347-410
  7. Rolf Snethlage, Katja Sterflinger
    Pages 411-544
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 545-552

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 results of which are often difficult to access and are summarized in the new edition of STONE IN ARCHITECTURE.


Conservation Stone Properties Weathering

Editors and affiliations

  • Siegfried Siegesmund
    • 1
  • Rolf Snethlage
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Geologie und Dynamik der, Lithosphäre (IGDL)Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Bayerisches Landesamt für DenkmalpflegeMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14474-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14475-2
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