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Most popular Conservation, restoration & care of artworks books

The most popular Conservation, restoration & care of artworks books currently available. Updated weekly.
Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces
A handbook for curators and curatorial students, that maps out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea to final installation. It traces the history of curating back to its origins in the 17th century and outlines the multifarious roles of the curator, including as custodian, interpreter, educator, facilitator and organizer.
Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles
Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries
Closer Look: Conservation of Paintings
Discusses and describes the material nature of paintings, how they age and the main types of conservation treatment carried out on panel and canvas paintings, along with some of the problems involved in cleaning and restoration.
Science For Conservators Series: Volume 2: Cleaning
Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation of artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific training. These introductory volumes provide non-scientists with the essential theoretical background to their work.
Science For Conservators Series: Volume 1: An Introduction to Materials
Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation or artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific training. These introductory volumes provide non-scientists with an essential theoretical background to their work.
Science For Conservators Series: Volume 3: Adhesives and Coatings
Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation of artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific training. These introductory volumes provide non-scientists with the essential theoretical background to their work.
A-Z of the International Art Market: The Essential Guide to Customs, Conventions and Practice
It is estimated that there are over 300,000 companies involved in the world's art market, employing around 2.8 million people. But the art world carries a veneer of mystery and secrecy that many people find daunting, and the language used by market insiders can be alienating and confusing to those new to the art market. The A-Z of the International Art Market not only clarifies useful terms and definitions, but also represents a significant contribution to the fast-developing processes of transparency and democratisation in the global art business., Comprising art market terms and core concepts - both historical and contemporary - this book is a long-awaited reference source that offers a unique introduction to a dynamic business sector. The A-Z of the International Art Market provides an accessible and thorough insight into critical areas of market practice and custom that anyone involved in the art market will find useful and enlightening.
Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze
The conclusions of an important interdisciplinary approach to Michelangelo studies conducted by a team of international experts from fields as diverse as art history, conservation science, anatomy and technical archaeology.
Conservation of Leather and Related Materials
Covers the aspects of Skin and Leather preservation, from Cuir Bouillie to Bookbindings. This title offers discussion of the technical and chemical elements necessary in conservation, including Fish and Reptiles, Taxidermy and Furs. It is useful for conservators, curators and collectors.
Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved Its Heritage
Between 1900 and 1950 the British state amassed a huge collection of over 800 historic buildings, monuments and historic sites and opened them to the public. This book explains why the collecting frenzy took place. It locates it in the fragile and nostalgic atmosphere of the interwar years, dominated by neo-romanticism and cultural protectionism.
Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
The destruction of ancient monuments by the Taliban and the Islamic State have shocked observers worldwide. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) analyzes continuing threats to our heritage as well as a balanced account of treaties and laws, collections past and present, forgeries, and other controversial issues.
Acquiring Cultures: Histories of World Art on Western Markets
Sam Francis - The Artist's Materials
The next title in the respected Artist's Materials series offers groundbreaking analysis of Sam Francis's working methods and materials.
Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation
Aimed at conservators who do not always have a scientific background, this book presents the material science necessary to understand the properties, deterioration and investigation of textile artefacts. It also aids understanding of the chemical processes during various treatments, such as cleaning, humidification, drying, and disinfestation.
Provenance - An Alternate History of Art
A re-examination of the importance and legacy of provenance in the history of art. It goes beyond the narrow definition of the term provenance, which addresses only the bare facts of ownership and transfer, to explore ideas about the origins and itineraries of objects, consider the historical uses of provenance research.
Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday
How the archive evolved to include new technologies, practices, and media, and how it became the apparatus through which we map the everyday.
Afghanistan: Preserving Historic Heritage
As Afghanistan recovers from decades of destruction, this book celebrates many of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's projects to restore monuments and other sites to their former glory.
Fonthill Recovered: A Cultural History
Ethics and Practice of Conservation: Manual for the conservation of ethnographic and multi-material assets
Manual for the conservation of ethnographic and multi-material assets.
Antiquities in Motion - From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections
An exciting new approach to understanding the trade of antiquities in early modern Rome traces the journey of objects from discovery to display.
Venetian Heritage
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Venetian Heritage whose mission is to safeguard Venetian cultural legacy as manifested in architecture, music, and fine art this stunning volume highlights the organization s work in restoring, preserving, and promoting the cultural heritage of Venice.
Photographs of the Past - Process and Preservation
A guide to the techniques, methods, and processes of photographic conservation and preservation. It covers the Terminology, Positives, Negatives, and Conservation. It includes chapters that focus on specific processes - such as daguerreotypes, albumen negatives, and black-and-white prints.
Judging Exhibitions: A Framework for Assessing Excellence
Using criteria, such as comfort, reinforcement, and meaningfulness, a group of museum professionals have produced a useful tool for other museum professionals to better evaluate the effectiveness of museum exhibitions. This step-by-step approach to evaluation of exhibitions is useful for museum directors, exhibit developers, and evaluators.
"Wroughte in Gold and Silk": Preserving the Art of Historic Tapestries
Features important tapestries from major European collections showing the world-class research - scientific, artistic and historical - applied to their preservation.
Materials for Conservation
An introduction to the properties of materials used in conservation. It explains physical and chemical properties which are important in the conservation process; that is, application, ageing, reversal. It covers such topics as: molecular weight, glass transition temperature, solubility and solvents, polymerisation and degradation reactions.
Condition: The Ageing of Art
Anyone writing about a work of art needs to establish at the outset how much it has changed since it was first made. This simple, informative and pracrical book, full of fascinating and revelatory photography, will take the reader through both the techniques and media of art and the techniques and media of its investigation and restoration.
Restoration of Engravings, Drawings, Books, and Other Works on Paper
Based on the revised German edition of Max Schweidler's "Die Instandetzung von Kupferstichen, Zeichnungen, Buchern usw" - originally published in 1934 - this book includes a glossary, and an illustrated appendix. It complements Schweidler's text in aiding curators, conservators, and collectors on the conservation and restoration of works on paper.
Keep It Moving? - Conserving Kinetic Art
If Venice Dies
What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasurebelong? This eloquent book by the internationally renownedart historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions,igniting a new debate about the Pearl of the Adriatic andcultural patrimony at large.
Fonthill Recovered: A Cultural History
Collecting and Conserving Net Art: Moving beyond Conventional Methods
Les Jardins de La Gara: Un domaine genevois du XVIIIe siecle avec des jardins d'Erik Dhont
A comprehensive monograph on the history and restoration of the historic La Gara estate near Geneva and the contemporary re-design of its gardens by Belgian landscape designer Erik Dhont
Jean-Baptiste-Pierre LeBrun: In Pursuit of Art (1748-1813)
LeBrun's contributions to the development of the Louvre as a national museum during the French Revolution offer an invaluable record of artistic practices. His publications and inventories of confiscated artworks reflect his abiding interest in the discovery and preservation of great works of art.
Frame Work: Honour and Ornament in Italian Renaissance Art
Agency of Display: Objects, Framings and Parerga
Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide
Van Gogh's Sunflowers Illuminated: Art Meets Science
This book is entirely devoted to the research performed over the years into Van Gogh's Sunflowers, an icon of Western European art.
Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
This volume provides a collection of texts on the conservation of art and architecture. Aimed at students of art history as well as conservation, the book consists of 46 texts in which art historians raise questions such as when to restore, what to preserve and how to maintain aesthetic character.
Conservation of Easel Paintings
Care of Prints and Drawings
Color Science and the Visual Arts - A Guide for Conservations, Curators, and the Curious
"A curator, a paintings conservator, a photographer, and a conservation scientist walk into a bar." What happens next? In lively and accessible prose, color science expert Roy S. Berns helps the reader understand complex color-technology concepts and offers solutions to problems that occur when art is displayed, conserved, imaged, or reproduced.
Miguel Angel y Yo
Behind the scenes of one of the most important restorations in recent years - that of the Sistine Chapel, told by Gianluigi Colalucci, the restorer. Includes historical photographs showing the restorers at work.
Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice
Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History: Volume 3: Degas
National Gallery Technical Bulletin: Volume 38
Nanomaterials in Architecture and Art Conservation
Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis