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Stone Craftsmanship
Conservation & Possibilities

by Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Catalogues the systems, tools, techniques, process and benefits of hand-crafting stone elements for conservation purposes.
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Category: Architecture, Crafts, Heritage
Tags: Conservation, Mughal Architecture, Heritage Structures
 

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210 x 297 mm | 8.27 x 11.69 in
Paperback with gatefold | 96 pages
65 colour photographs
15 colour drawings
ISBN:
978-81-89995-99-7 (Mapin)
978-1-935677-56-7 (Grantha)?
 
PRICE:
Rs.695.00  | $19.50  | £15.00  | €17.50
 
 
 
          
   
 
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Table of contents

• Introduction

• Scientific Investigations

• Traditional Tools and Techniques

• Process Documentation

• Conservation Process

• Guidelines for Modern Construction

• Appendix 

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Description

Over a hundred stone craftsmen have worked for over three years on the Humayun’s Tomb conservation project. They have used the same tools and techniques that would have been used by craftsmen who built the Tomb in the 16th century. Though sandstone craft skills survive in India, the building craft sector has not received the attention that has been paid to the handicraft sector though more people can find employment in the building sector industry.
 
Conservation of Mughal heritage in India can only be carried out if skills survive, yet the conservation effort is not yet of a quantum to keep thousands employed. This documentary-publication aims at allowing architects, sculptors, artists, and engineers the systems, tools, techniques, process and benefits handcrafting stone elements brings. Cost, quality, ageing comparisons with machine-cut stone show how handcrafted stonework can have favourable cost benefit.
 
Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture projects promote the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development.

 


 

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