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Historic floors : their care and conservation

Author: Jane Fawcett
Publisher: Oxford : Boston, Mass., 2001.
Series: Butterworth-Heinemann series in conservation and museology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century BC and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. This book also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Fawcett
ISBN: 9780750654524 075065452X 9780750627658 0750627654
OCLC Number: 1012709598
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
"Published in association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites) with the generous assistance of the Manifold Trust and Historic Scotland."
Description: xix, 250 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Decorated pavements and floor monuments in European cathedrals and churches / Jane Fawcett --
The archaeology of church and cathedral floors / Warwick Rodwell --
The two great marble pavements in the sanctuary and shrine areas of Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey / Tim Tatton-Brown --
Archaeological research: Canterbury Cathedral nave floor / Kevin Blockley --
Ledger stones, documentary sources: York Minster / Bernard Barr --
York Minster ledger stones: conservation options / Charles Brown --
The surveyor's approach to recording floors / Ross W.A. Dallas --
Photographic recording of floor surfaces and components / Robert Skingle --
The retrieval of damaged inscriptions through remote sensing techniques / Christopher J. Brooke --
The preservation of the records of historic floors / Mark Dorrington --
Records and computerization / Diana Hale --
Winchester Cathedral: conserving the retrochoir pavement / Peter Bird --
Use and abuse: management and good practice in cathedrals and greater churches / Jane Fawcett --
Secular buildings: tile, mosaic and marble pavements, parquetry floors and carpets / Jane Fawcett --
The conservation of the excavated floor / Daryl Fowler --
Seventeenth-century and later floors at Ham House / Christopher Rowell --
Historic floors at risk: Uppark, a case study / Iain McLaren --
Encaustic pavements, conservation, protection and replacement issues: The Palace of Westminster / A.T. Jardine --
Historic floors at risk: St George's Hall, Liverpool / Donald Insall --
The open house --
the management of visitors / Christopher Hanson-Smith --
English cathedral floor studies --
historic features and areas at risk / Jane Fawcett.
Series Title: Butterworth-Heinemann series in conservation and museology.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Fawcett.

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