Theses (Historic Preservation)

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

2010

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Suggested Citation:
Hernández, Yaritza. (2010). A Technical Study and Conservation Proposal for the Glass Mosaic Decoration of Villa Caparra in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. (Masters Thesis). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Abstract

This thesis examines the exuberant cement-embedded glass mosaic ornamentation of Villa Caparra, an early architect’s residence in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in order to document the materials, methods of fabrication and installation; and, to analyze the present condition. The study will rely on archival records, in situ investigation, material analysis and physical testing with the purpose of developing a preliminary conservation plan for remedial and long term preservation.

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Date Posted: 04 May 2012