The stabilization, repair or reconstruction of buildings of historic, cultural or architectural significance. The history of building conservation is beset with ideological and aesthetic problems, including whether it should be practised at all and, if so, to what extent restoration should supervene in the original structure. Modern conservation principles, as set out in the Venice Charter (...
H. A. Meek, Harold Meek and Marion Meek
Term used in the conservation of paintings or objects for the toning or imitative matching of an area of paint loss, without obscuring any original paint.
Painting on a wooden support. This article treats the construction and conservation of panel supports from a technical point of view; for the application of the ground and paint layers in a panel painting see
Wood was used in ancient ...
Process of conveying an image from one surface to another. Preparatory drawings or designs can be transferred to another support by several methods: see
Peter L. Laurence
Although the theory and practice of renovating cities is ancient, and although the term is still used to refer to similar practices today, “urban renewal” typically refers to the large-scale, federally funded redevelopment projects that took place in US cities in the 1950s and 1960s. Such projects wrought dramatic physical transformations and caused controversial social upheaval. Urban renewal in this sense came into being with the US Housing Act of ...