Bob: These definitions are great. But they are predicated on several ideas that seem subjective. What's wrong with destroying "anything that might be there," if the object is maintaining the whole item? Why should painting be considered "extraordinary means." What's wrong with "something new" if it helps to "give new life?" George George Hollenberg MD CT, USA
On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Bob Hovey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'd like to take a poll. Who thinks that the term "restored" means
> > the bike has been repainted?
> ATMO*, "restoration" means "bringing back" an object to any former state
> (up to and including new), so I suppose this might include repainting... tho
> I personally prefer to see the term used more conservatively. I think the
> term "renovation" might be more appropriate for a repaint, since this is the
> term whose literal meaning is "to make new."
> I usually like to reserve the terms "conservation" or "preservation" for a
> item that has been given new life using no extraordinary means... in other
> words, using what's there (and not destroying anything that's there in order
> to replace it with something newer... which would include paint).
> Bob Hovey
> Columbus, GA USA
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