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Author: Elten, Bettina
Editor: Biscontin, Guido; Mietto, Daniela
Title Article/Chapter: "Facciata della chiesa dei SS. Vincenzo e Anastasio: impiego di malte idrauliche per il restauro conservativo"
Title Translated English: "Facade of the church of Saints Vincent and Anastasio: use of hydraulic mortars for conservation and restoration"
Title of Source: Le pietre nell'architettura: struttura e superfici: atti del convegno di studi, Bressanone 25-28 giugno 1991
Title Source Translated: Stones in architecture: structure and surfaces: proceedings of the study meeting, Bressanone 25-28 June 1991
Title of Series: Scienza e beni culturali .7.
Publisher/Distributor: Libreria Progetto Editore
Publisher/Distributor Address: Via Marzolo 28
Publisher/Distributor City: Padua
Publisher/Distributor Country: Italy
AATA Number: 29-2926
Date of Publication: 1991 ?
Page Numbers: 673-682
Collation: ill.
Language Text: Italian
Language Summaries: English
Meeting Name: Le pietre nell' architettura: struttura e superfici
Meeting Location: Bressanone
Meeting Country: Italy
Meeting Date: 19910625-19910628
Ancillary Data: No data ICCROM; -- ICCROM
Subject Keywords English: Stone, deterioration; Stone, deterioration water; Stone, protection; Stone, filling; Building, facade cleaning repair -- ICCROM
Subject Keywords French: Pierre, alteration; Pierre, alteration eau; Pierre, protection; Pierre, masticage3;
Subject Keywords English 2: travertine;Italy (Rome);deterioration;porosity;stone;hydraulic; mortar; penetration;pollutants;decoration;filling -- AATA
Subject Geog Name English: Western Europe, Italy, Lazio;
Subject Geog Name French: Europe occidentale, Italie, Latium;
Subject Label: Stone and related building materials;
Subject Date: 001600AD001700AD
Subject Person: Longhi, Martino
Abstract: The travertine facade of the Church of Saints Vincent and Anastasio in Rome exhibited accelerated deterioration due to the porosity and the decohesion of the stone surface. The 1989-1990 restoration aimed at arresting this process as far as possible; the upper half of the facade was treated with a liquid hydraulic mortar to seal the inside of pores and microfractures, and to prevent the penetration of aggressive pollutants. Furthermore, a more resistant hyddraulic mortar was first carefully tested and then applied to the dark gray cement pieces used in previous restorations to replace missing parts of the decoration. The prevalent course of rainwater on the three-dimensional surface was eliminated by filling tracks in the stone surface and gaps in the edges of cornices with a strong hydraulic mortar sustained by fiberglass studs.
Originating Institution: ICCROM
Location of Document: ICCROM
ICCROM Shelf: XIX D 230
Literature Type: Monograph : Book
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Old BCIN Number: 171578
BCIN Number: 114385