Façade restoration of the Renwick gallery of art: materials investigation and architectural analysis

Stevens, Hollis J., Lewin, S.Z. and Charola, A.E. (1981) Façade restoration of the Renwick gallery of art: materials investigation and architectural analysis. In: Nessun futuro senza passato. 6th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Atti. ICOMOS, Roma, pp. 331-346. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

The design and structure of the 120-year old Renwick Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., are described. The nature of the materials composing the façade, and the deterioration processes to which they have been and are subjected are detailed. A previous attempt at restoration was unsatisfactory due to the sealing of the surface of the porous stone, and to a mismatch in thermal properties between the stone and the resinous additions. The principles and strategy of a proposed new restoratiion undertaking are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Stevens, Hollis J.UNSPECIFIED
Lewin, S.Z.UNSPECIFIED
Charola, A.E.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic building; restoration; façade; building materials; deterioration; stone decay
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Renwick Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1981, 6th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 11:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 11:52
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/835

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