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Books on Conservation, Restoration and Care Of Artworks

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  • The Curator's Handbook by Adrian George
    The Curator's Handbook (English, Hardback)

    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.

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  • Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland by Emile de Bruijn
    Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland (English, Paperback)

    Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles

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  • The Science For Conservators Series by Conservation Unit Museums and Galleries Commission
    The Science For Conservators Series (English, Paperback)

    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.

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  • All This Stuff by Judy Vaknin
    All This Stuff (English, Paperback)

    Introduced by Clive Phillpot, and including artists and writers such as Gustav Metzger, Bruce McLean, Barbara Steveni, John Latham, Barry Flanagan, Edward Burra, Penelope Curtis, and Neal White,All This Stuff breaks new ground in the field of archive theory. It documents the innovative ways in which the arts are challenging the distinctions, processes, and crossovers between artworks and archives....

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  • Plundering Beauty by Arthur Tompkins
    Plundering Beauty (English, Hardback)

    Arthur Tompkins presents examples of art crimes from wars through history, including the Fourth Crusade, the Napoleonic era, the Second World War and modern-day conflicts in Yugoslavia and Iraq.

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  • Frame Work by Alison Wright
    Frame Work (English, Hardback)

    "My husband Jan finished me on 17 June 1439. . . .  My age was 33 years." So speaks Margaret van Eyck from the frame of her portrait. This painted inscription honors its maker Jan van Eyck, even as it blurs the distinction between living subject and painted double. Frame Work, an in-depth study of paintings, sculpture, and manuscript illumination in their varied social settings, argues that...

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  • The Care of Prints and Drawings by Margaret Holben Ellis
    The Care of Prints and Drawings (English, Paperback)

    The 2nd edition of The Care of Prints and Drawings provides practical, straightforward advice to those responsible for the preservation of works on paper, ranging from curators, facility managers, conservators, registrars, collection care specialists, private collectors, artists, or students of museum studies, visual arts, art history, or conservation. A greater emphasis is placed on preventive conservation, a trend among collecting institutions, which reflects the growing recognition that scarce resources are best expended on preventing deterioration, rather than on less effective measures of reversing it.

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  • Re-collection by Richard Rinehart
    Re-collection (English, Hardback)

    The first book on the philosophy and aesthetics of digital preservation examines the challenge posed by new media to our long-term social memory.

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  • Men from the Ministry by Simon Thurley
    Men from the Ministry (English, Paperback)

    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.

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  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage by Hanna M. Szczepanowska
    Conservation of Cultural Heritage (English, Paperback)

    Conservation of Cultural Heritage covers the methods and practices needed for future museum professionals who will be working in various capacities with museum collections and artifacts. It also assists current professionals in understanding the complex decision-making processes that face conservators on a daily basis. The uniqueness of this book lies in correlating the aspects of material science...

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  • Renaissance Splendor by Elizabeth Cleland
    Renaissance Splendor (English, Hardback)

    Featuring detailed scenes of court pageantry and life-size portraits of members of the French Valois dynasty woven in wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the Valois Tapestries are one of the most extravagant sets of hangings produced in the 16th century. The precise circumstances surrounding the tapestries' commission and their arrival at the Medici court in Florence, as well as the...

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  • My Ocean Colouring Book by Elaine M Phillips
    My Ocean Colouring Book (English, Paperback)

    Sit back and slip into our beautiful oceans. Let all your worries sail away, peace,calm. Created with simple abstract illustrations that will relax the sole. Grab a pencil crayon and colour your ocean brighter!

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  • Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History by Daphne S. Barbour
    Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History (English, Paperback)

    Focuses on great works of the Renaissance, studying sculpture, painting and drawing from various points of view. This biennial journal presents articles by highly respected authorities aimed at the specialist as well as the general reader with a passion for art.

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  • Who Owns Antiquity? by James Cuno
    Who Owns Antiquity? (English, Paperback)

    Antiquities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics. This title calls for measures to broaden rather than restrict international access to antiquities. It explains how partage broadened access to our ancient heritage and helped create national museums in Cairo, Baghdad, and Kabul.

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  • Hans Hofmann by Dawn Rogala
    Hans Hofmann (English, Paperback)

    This gorgeously illustrated book examines the practice and materials of a prominent Abstract Expressionist The career of the German-American painter and educator Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) describes the arc of artistic modernism from pre-World War I Munich and Paris to mid-twentieth-century Greenwich Village.

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  • The Philosophy Chamber by Ethan W. Lasser
    The Philosophy Chamber (English, Hardback)

    "This publication accompanies the exhibition The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard's Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820, on view at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from May 19 through December 31, 2017, and at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2018."

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  • National Gallery Technical Bulletin by Ashok Roy
    National Gallery Technical Bulletin (English, Paperback)

    This volume continues the National Gallery's acclaimed series of Technical Bulletins with a selection of studies across the range of the collection, jointly authored by experts in the field of conservation and the scientific examination of paintings. Contributions include an account of the development of the composition of The Virgin Adoring the Child with Saint Joseph by Fra Bartolommeo...

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  • Michelangelo by Victoria Avery
    Michelangelo (English, Hardback)

    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.

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  • The Restoration of Paintings in Paris, 1750-1815 by Noemie Etienne
    The Restoration of Paintings in Paris, 1750-1815 (English, Paperback)

    Drawing on previously unpublished primary material from archives in Paris, Berlin, Rome, and Venice, Noemie Etienne combines art history with anthropology and sociology to survey the waning decades of the Ancien Regime and early post-Revolution France.

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  • Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice by Diana Gisolfi
    Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice (English, Hardback)

    One of the premier artists of Renaissance Venice, Paolo Veronese (1528?1588) enjoyed a successful career creating splendid and sophisticated paintings for an elite clientele. Focusing on Veronese's materials, workshop organization, and remarkably varied techniques, this important book provides a rich examination of the artist's painting practice and how it developed throughout his career?from his...

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