The results of this research on architectural finishes, mainly used in the definition of the interior, want to integrate and make more comprehensive the knowledge of "artificial stone" in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The experiments on the artificial silicatisation had obvious effects on the methods of marbling; and a field that was particularly stimulating was the production of materials for the flooring of the interior. The study of numerous documents in the Central State Archive (in Rome) has allowed the transcription of the recipes and the discovery of the drawings of presses, frames and molds to manufacture concrete tiles and colored marble chips. Even today, many historical architectures are characterized by the presence of artificial marble finishes, which, with appropriate restoration techniques can be cleaned, consolidated and replenished. Even the paving of gravel and cement, which in the past were often removed because considered not suitable for the taste of the time, are becoming increasingly popular and are kept strictly in site to enhance the historic character of the architecture through its inimitable authentic finishes.
|Numero di pagine||176|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|