Santiago de Chile: Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración, 2006. b/w and color plates, facs., maps., tbls., meas. draws, cat., bibls., color pict. fldg. wrps. Item #83553
The book presents the research, documentation, restoration and conservation works for several 19th century temples and chapels of the communities in the valleys of Elqui and Limarí (Coquimbo, northern Chile) damaged as a consequence of the devastating earthquake of 1997. The edition includes the catalogue of patrimony, reports of several specialists regarding the restoration, documentation and conservation proceedings in the architecture, altarpieces, paintings and overall rich colonial artistic patrimony. The project was promoted by the Archbishop of La Serena and coordinated by Paula Valenzuela Contreras of the National Center of Conservation and Restoration (CNCR).