Theses (Historic Preservation)

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Thesis or dissertation

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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.


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.



Date Posted: 04 May 2012