Rectified photographs

Building Seaside Drawing Dwg

In the absence of line drawings, rectified photographs of the elevations of a ruin can be used to identify the location and scope of defects (Figure 3.19). In general, they are more useful to superimpose survey grids onto than for annotation of defects, since the level of detail in a photograph can prevent clear identification of individual repairs they can, however, be used to indicate the general scope of recommendations, for example locations where repair to wall heads is required or where...

From stylistic restoration to modern conservation theory

In the nineteenth century, one of the leading figures in the development of 'restoration' principles was the French architect E. Viollet-le-Duc. His definition of restoration was the following The term Restoration and the thing itself are both modern. To restore a building is not to preserve it, to repair, or to rebuild it it is to reinstate it in a condition of completeness which may never have existed at any given time. While his numerous followers and disciples have often caused more...