The use of mortars to imitate white marble and other stones

Bugini, Roberto, Corti, Cristina, Folli, Luisa and Rampazzi, Laura (2018) The use of mortars to imitate white marble and other stones. International Journal of Conservation Science, 9 . pp. 3-12. ISSN 2067-8223 [Article]

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Abstract (in English)

The reproduction of natural stone using different kinds of mortars has always been an important character of the architecture of Lombardy (Italy). Many examples of artificial stone, made of a coating of lime mortar on stone or brick structures, are available from Roman times. At the turn of the 20th century, a new kind of material, based on Portland cement and crushed stone, made possible a quite perfect reproduction of different kinds of stone and the making of complicated decorative elements. The raw materials employed to reproduce white marble and other stones used in Lombard architecture were investigated starting from the ‘Fontana di Camerlata’ (Como, 1936–62).

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Bugini, RobertoUNSPECIFIED
Corti, CristinaUNSPECIFIED
Folli, LuisaUNSPECIFIED
Rampazzi, Lauralaura.rampazzi@uninsubria.it
Languages: English
Keywords: Mortars; Artificial stone; Cast stone; Marble; Granite; Calcarenite; decorations and ornaments; Coatings; historic surveys; architectural styles; italy; analysis of materials; case studies
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 06. History of architecture
C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 28. Infra red analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 35. Mineralogical analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 37. Petrographical analysis
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Fontana di Camerlata, Como (Italy)
Volume: 9
ISSN: 2067-8223
Depositing User: dr Laura Rampazzi
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 09:37
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 09:37
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