WIT Press


Conservation Of Monuments In Natural Stone In Earthquake Zones: Reversibility As An Intervention Strategy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990261

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,224 kb

Author(s)

Sarkis Shahinian

Abstract

The knowledge achieved by the various disciplines in the humanities and the technical sciences, today more than ever, can make it possible to correctly conserve our architectural heritage, even in zones which are subject to seismic activity. The act of conservation, is one of both repair and prevention. Although our intervention will attempt to be accurate and sensitive, the priorities we define will lead to choices, which will irrimediably be followed by destruction of a part, hopefully a small one, of the historical-architectural information, and a part of that legacy of technical knowledge that is not visible to the naked eye, but is an integral part of any monument. This is

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