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Heritage Conservation: Preservation and Restoration of Monuments

N.L. Batra (Author)
Synopsis The book aims to impart a great deal of knowledge for dealing with the different types of problems of conservation and gives an insight into what is required for safeguarding our cultural property. There have been various kinds of problems intriguing the minds of the conservators, the author has attempted to discuss these in detail by quoting some important monuments where these techniques have been successfully employed. Broadly the book deals with by introducing the subject through an insight into the history of conservation, concept of conservation in the past and present, types of buildings, techniques of conservation both for structures and the excavated remains, the material used in the ancient buildings, methodological studies of various kinds of buildings posing different problems and preparation of project schemes and their execution. All possible efforts have been made to make the book comprehensive and complete by itself. It is hoped that the book will be of immense use to the archaeologists, conservators in the government and non-government organisations and private bodies entrusted with the care of ancient buildings and will stimulate a new understanding on the subject. This book is first of its kind in India. It is intended to be precise and effective and makes no claims to be exhaustive. Nevertheless, the value of this book dealing with various types of monuments having diverse conditions and aspects of protection cannot be denied
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About the author

N.L. Batra

N.L. Batra (A.M.I.E., Civil) is an associate member of Institute of Engineers (India). He is currently holding the post of Superintending Archaeological Engineer In Archaeological Survey of India which Is a pioneer organization In dealing with the conservation and preservation of monuments of national Importance spread over the entire length and breadth of the country. In practice Shri Batra has been deeply Involved with the Archaeological Survey of India dealing with architectural studies of ancient buildings of historical Importance, reporting and advising for essential repairs to the monuments in distress. He has been engaged throughout his career of four decades service in this organization in documenting, surveying, executing and monitoring the large-scale conservation works of different kinds and variations. Prior to this present position, he in the capacity of Assistant Director has been independently holding the charge of conservation faculty In the Institute of Archaeology for a period of five years. He has been organizing the course in conservation and preservation of monuments for the postgraduate students in archaeology and professional engineers and architects. He has been lecturing to these students on various aspects of conservation in the institute and Imparting field training by touring to different places in India. He, as an invitee, has been lecturing in the Delhi Development Authority for the course "Environmental Pollution and Urban Development". He has also been lecturing on several topics in conservation and preservation of monuments In the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. He has also contributed several articles on the conservation of monuments dealing with different aspects on the subject while participating in international and national seminars.

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Title Heritage Conservation: Preservation and Restoration of Monuments
Author N.L. Batra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173051089
length xvi+292p., Tables; Notes; Map; Plates; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.