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Pressing Forward: A Technical Study Of The Mancos Times-Tribune Building With Recommendations For Conservation, Samuel Loos Jan 2015

Pressing Forward: A Technical Study Of The Mancos Times-Tribune Building With Recommendations For Conservation, Samuel Loos

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The Mancos Times-Tribune Building is located at 135 West Grand Avenue in downtown Mancos, a small town of about 1300 in the Four Corners Regions of southwest Colorado. Built in 1911, it has served as the offices for the local newspaper, The Mancos-Times Tribune Building until the early 2000s. The building is unique for only serving a single function and owner throughout its over 100 year history. It is also in a remarkable state of preservation, making it an excellent case for studying the development of late 19th and early 20th century construction technologies. Through, the study of period literature ...


Unveiling Ancestral Iconography: An Analysis Of 13th C. Ad Earthen Finishes Through Infrared Thermography At Fire Temple, Mesa Verde National Park, Daniel Stuart Castele Jan 2013

Unveiling Ancestral Iconography: An Analysis Of 13th C. Ad Earthen Finishes Through Infrared Thermography At Fire Temple, Mesa Verde National Park, Daniel Stuart Castele

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Infrared thermography has been an increasingly applicable diagnostic tool in the nondestructive testing of heritage objects. By measuring the surface temperature and emissivity, infrared thermography is measures heat radiation. Thermography has the ability to investigate objects without contact or causing any deleterious effects. This thesis aims to apply infrared thermography technology to evaluate earthen architectural finishes, and with the intent for subsurface identification of over-painted images. Evidence-based results from both passive and active thermography methods on test facsimiles will inform the efficacy of the technique on earthen finishes, and its applicability to in-situ testing on the north wall of Fire ...


Rediscovering An American Master: An Examination And Analysis Of The Decorative Plaster Ceiling Of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Whitney Studio, New York, Lauren Vollono Drapala Jan 2010

Rediscovering An American Master: An Examination And Analysis Of The Decorative Plaster Ceiling Of Robert Winthrop Chanler's Whitney Studio, New York, Lauren Vollono Drapala

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Though a well-known decorative painter and muralist in the early 20th century, the artist Robert “Bob the Sheriff” Chanler was an incredible personality and creative genius who has been largely forgotten overtime. His work is representative of artistic innovation and experimentation that characterized the early 20th century , presenting a unique quality that can only be called ‘Chanleresque.’ This thesis intends to situate Chanler's interior decoration of the Whitney Studio within the body of Chanler’s work in decorative interiors, screens and murals, to analyze the materials and structural system that compose the ceiling and present a proposal for the ...