Mosaics, Technology Erosion and Conservation


Summary. The book is organised into four chapters.

The first chapter discusses historical data regarding the evolution of mosaics in Greece and other areas of the Mediterranean basin and Europe.

In the second chapter, the technology and decoration of mosaics from antiquity until present are examined.

In the third chapter, the weathering factors affecting mosaics, such as humidity, atmospheric pollution, biological growth, temperature fluctuations and previous conservation treatments are described.

Finally, in the fourth chapter, data on conservation and restoration of mosaics are presented: analysis of structure material of the mosaics, cleaning and consolidation of the surfaces, joining – adhesion of the fragments, completion of lost parts and final retouching.

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