"Conservation and Seismic Strengthening of Byzantine Churches in Macedonia" by . Gavrilovic

Conservation and Seismic Strengthening of Byzantine Churches in Macedonia . Gavrilovic

Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
Getty Conservation Institute,US
256 pages: 280 x 217 x 13mm
173 b&w charts


Between the ninth and fourteenth century, hundreds of architecturally exquisite Byzantine churches, many of them adorned with beautiful frescoes, were built in the area now known as the Republic of Macedonia. The condition of these buildings has been of ongoing concern because of deterioration and destruction from forces both human and natural, including devastating earthquakes. This book summarizes the results of a four-year study to develop and test seismic retrofitting techniques for the repair and strengthening of the ancient Byzantine churches still in existence.

Predrag Gavrilovi and Veronika Sendova are professor and associate professor, respectively, at the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology in Macedonia. Until his retirement in 2003, William S. Ginell was a senior scientist at the GCI. Lazar Sumanov, a conservation architect, is president of Macedonia ICOMOS.