Special Issue "Natural Stone and Architectural Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: architectonic heritage; stone degradation; stone wastes; natural raw materials
Interests: circular economy; sustainable mining; raw materials; mining and quarrying; environmental engineering
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The working group on Heritage Stones has been growing in the last ten years and it has become obvious that a Special Issue presenting new stones that have been used in the construction of the architectural heritage is demanded. Heritage Stones are those stones that have special significance in human culture. Examples include some very important stones that have been either neglected because they are no longer extracted, or stones that have great significance in commercial terms, but knowledge of their national and/or international heritage has not been well documented.
The aim of this issue is to spread awareness of architectural heritage around the world, and the natural stones that have been used in its construction. Also the need to preserve historical quarries that once provided the source of such stones. Historical quarries are linked to regional culture and traditions. Today very often, due to improved transportation and infrastructure, or globalization that leads to imports of exotic ornamental stones, they lie idle. Because the specific technical and aesthetical characteristics of heritage stones, that have lasted for centuries, these historical quarries should be preserved to be able to use the stone for proper restoration of monuments and historical buildings to avoid negative actions that can be observed in many places in the restoration of buildings, some times part of World Heritage sites.
This is why we invite you to submit your research related to natural stones and heritage, to build an exciting and very interesting Special Issue that will serve as awareness about the importance of natural stones in the architectural heritage.
Prof. Dr. Dolores Pereira
Prof. Dr. Lidia Catarino
Dr. Giovanna Antonella Dino
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