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Stone in Architecture

Properties, Durability

  • contains informative artwork including 21 full color halftones

  • practical approach of the subject

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI
  2. Rock and Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 1-31
  3. Physical Properties of Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 32-62
  4. Natural Deformation of Rock and Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 63-90
  5. Color and Color Stability of Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 91-110
  6. Weathering Agents

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 111-141
  7. Moisture and Salts in Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 142-186
  8. Chemical Weathering

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 187-217
  9. Stone Decay by Plants and Animals

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 218-232
  10. Iron in Minerals and the Formation of Rust in Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 233-240
  11. Fire Resistance of Minerals and Rocks

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 241-249
  12. Frost Action on Stone

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 250-257
  13. Silicosis

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 258-263
  14. Stone Conservation on Buildings and Monuments

    • Erhard M. Winkler
    Pages 264-282
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 283-315

About this book

This book surveys important stone properties, both physical and chemical, pertinent to the needs of architects, engineers and stone producers. Emphasis is placed on the chemical characteristics of the pollutants in air and water and their interaction with stone, which accelerates the process of stone decay, often many times faster than in rural locations in quarries or rock cuts. Graphs and diagrams, the scientist's language, analyze and quantify the natural processes which lead to stone decay: simplification of the graphs enhances their legibility not only for the student of geology, environmental science, engineering, but also for the museum curator and conservator who deal with stone monuments. Only thorough knowledge of stone properties and processes can lessen their frequent misuse and the present decay of urban stone, thus enabling its prevention with preservatives. The book also provides information for the stone producer and consumer for a better understanding of the product stone.

Keywords

  • Conservation
  • Konservierung
  • Natursteine
  • Stone Properties
  • Verwitterung
  • Weathering
  • architecture
  • environment

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA

    Erhard M. Winkler

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Stone in Architecture

  • Book Subtitle: Properties, Durability

  • Authors: Erhard M. Winkler

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10070-7

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-10070-7

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 315

  • Number of Illustrations: 115 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Originally published as volume 4 in the series: Applied Mineralogy

  • Topics: Construction Management, Mineralogy, Geotechnical Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-10070-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout