Academic thesis

Carola Gerlach: A historical development scheme as an outsized and coloured photograph of an urban district in Berlin called Friedrichshain Back
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Abstract: This dissertation is about the conservation of a historical development scheme of an urban district in Berlin called Friedrichshain. The outsize and coloured photograph has a scale of 1:2000 and was probably created by an architect called Walter Franek about from 1957 to 1958. The map as a part of the working process of town-projectors at that time affords an insight into socialistic town-planning with individual signs of using and manufacturing.
The dissertation discusses theoretical possibilities of restoration and conservation, a concept of conservation in connection with the development and previous preservation of the map and a description of the process of restoration. Furthermore, it includes a verbal, graphic and photographic discussion of this outstanding development scheme which has an exceptional position among other maps in archives because of the used materials.


Keywords: map conservation, large size, coloured photograph, silver gelatin, crackles, surface cleaning
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Ruth Keller-Kempas M. A.
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Matthias Knaut
  • date:  2000
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  175
  • pictures:  85

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