JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 1, Article 7 (pp. 89 to 110)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 1, Article 7 (pp. 89 to 110)

LOSS COMPENSATION METHODS FOR STONE

JOHN GRISWOLD, & SARI URICHECK


ABSTRACT—This article presents a compilation of considerations and approaches for loss compensation in stone, with emphasis on structural fills. A structural fill is one that imparts more than mere cosmetic reintegration of a damaged surface by contributing to the structural integrity of the whole, or part of the whole. Two primary bodies of literature, architectural preservation and art conservation, serve as the basic foundation for this review, supplemented by numerous citations of personal discussions with conservators.Treatments of sculptural and architectural stonework from both interior and exterior environments are discussed, following an outline of criteria to be considered when choosing a fill material. An overview of current practice is divided into two main approaches: replacement with a stone or stone substitute and plastic repairs. A number of different materials and techniques for stone filling are then reviewed, organized into two main categories of organic and inorganic binding materials.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CRITERIA
3. TECHNIQUES OF LOSS COMPENSATION
4. STONE REPLACEMENT
5. PLASTIC REPAIR
6. INORGANIC BINDERS
7. ORGANIC BINDERS
8. FUTURE RESEARCH
9. CONCLUSION
a: Notes , Materials , References , Author Information
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