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Terra 2008 - The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage by Leslie Rainer, Angelyn Bass Rivera, David Gandreau
  

Terra 2008 - The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage

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Terra 2008 - The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage by Leslie Rainer, Angelyn Bass Rivera, David Gandreau

This title explores the issues surrounding the study and conservation of earthen architecture. Earthen architecture constitutes one of the most diverse forms of cultural heritage and one of the most challenging to preserve. It dates from all periods and is found on all continents but is particularly prevalent in Africa, where it has been a building custom for centuries. Sites range from ancestral cities in Mali to the palaces of Abomey in Benin, and from monuments and mosques in Iran to Buddhist temples on the Silk Road and Spanish missions in California. This volume's 64 papers address such themes as earthen architecture in Mali, conservation of living sites, local knowledge systems and intangible aspects, seismic and other natural forces, and the management of archaeological sites. The contributors represent a wide range of international institutions. The book will be of interest to conservators & site managers as well as those studying earthen architectural heritage worldwide.

About the Author

Leslie Rainer is a senior project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Angelyn Bass Rivera is a principal of Conservation Associates in Santa Fe. David Gandreau is an archaeologist and researcher at the Centre for Research and Application of Earth Architecture in Grenoble.

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Publication date

26th May 2011

Author

Leslie Rainer, Angelyn Bass Rivera, David Gandreau

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Publisher

Getty Publications an imprint of Getty Trust Publications

Format

Paperback
456 pages

Categories

Architectural structure & design
Conservation of buildings & building materials

ISBN

9781606060438

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