Available Titles

A Manual for the Identification of Bird Bones from Archaeological Sites

A Manual for the Identification of Bird Bones from Archaeological Sites
Alan Cohen, Dale Serjeantson

This reprinted manual shows the main skeletal elements of 32 species of birds, all drawn at 1:1 scale and annotated with notes to aid identification. It is intended as an aid to teaching the identification of bird bones from archaeological sites. It can be used by an archaeozoologist unfamiliar with bird bones to give an indication of the family or group of families of bird bones from archaeological deposits. The species chosen are those which are common on archaeological sites in Britain, but a... more...

UK Price: £29.50     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492295     Publication Date: 02/02/2015    
Adhesives and Consolidants in Painting Conservation

Adhesives and Consolidants in Painting Conservation
Angelina Barros D'Sa, Lizzie Bone, Alexandra Gent, Rhiannon Clarricoates (eds)

Adhesives and consolidants used in the conservation of paintings (e.g. for lining, the laying down of paint flakes, the application of temporary facings etc, can have very varying properties at the time they are applied. Over time, and under differing conditions, some materials can present concerns for the conservator including brittleness, yellowing and discolouration and difficulty in removal. The papers in this volume, presented at an ICON paintings group conference at the National Portrai... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982883     Publication Date: 05/12/2012    
All Manner of Murals: The History, Techniques and Conservation of Secular Wall Paintings

All Manner of Murals: The History, Techniques and Conservation of Secular Wall Paintings
Robert Gowing, Robyn Pender (eds)

Terrifying beasts, imaginary landscapes, portraits and ornaments - All Manner of Murals celebrates the many ways we have decorated our day-to-day lives with wall paintings. Murals by their very nature must remain in and on the structures for which they were designed, inextricably at one with their surroundings, and so offer glimpses of vanished ways of living. Whether painted in a humble cottage or a grand palace, they illustrate the march not only of history, but of our view of ourselves... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982115     Publication Date: 15/03/2007    
Antiquities Trade or Betrayed: Legal, Ethical & Conservation Issues

Antiquities Trade or Betrayed: Legal, Ethical & Conservation Issues
Kathryn W. Tubb (ed.)

This volume aims to present the arguments concerning the trade in antiquities from all sides, airing the conflicts which exist between archaeologists, conservators, dealers and collectors. It also provides information on many of the legal aspects involved. Reviews The major achievement of this book for the conservation world is that it calls attention to the responsibilities of the conservator and the consequences he or she may face when treating artefacts and antiquities of unknown o... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $65.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm     ISBN: 1873132700     Publication Date: 21/12/1995    
Arab Paper

Arab Paper
Joseph von Karabacek

Bibliophiles in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century began to take a serious interest in the manuscripts of the Middle East and the paper on which they were written. Perhaps the most important of these men were C.-M. Briquet working in Geneva, and J. Wiesner and J. von Karabacek working in Vienna. All three were concerned with the burning topic of the moment: Was oriental paper made of cotton? Within the space of two years these three writers published seminal articles for the European st... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $45.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 230 x 165 mm     ISBN: 1873132026     Publication Date: 30/09/2001    
Archaeology and Digital Communication: Towards Strategies of Public Engagement

Archaeology and Digital Communication: Towards Strategies of Public Engagement
Chiara Bonacchi (ed.)

Archaeologists now face a myriad of digital ways of engaging with the public – social media, online TV channels, games, etc. It is critical that this potential and its limitations are closely assessed and utilised to make archaeology a genuinely public activity. Archaeology and Digital Communication examines how archaeology engages the public in the rapidly changing world of communication. This volume proposes digital strategies of public engagement that will be of interest to archae... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm     ISBN: 9781904982777     Publication Date: 16/04/2012    
Architectural Finishes in the Built Environment

Architectural Finishes in the Built Environment
Mary A. Jablonski, Catherine R. Matsen (eds)

Architectural paint research is a field that has grown and expanded beyond painted finishes into the wider realm of architectural finishes. As research continues in the field, periodic paint research conferences help disseminate this information and allow the international community interested in this field to discuss their findings and research. The 2008 International Paint Research Conference in New York City brought together researchers, conservators, historians, curators, and architects fro... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 296 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982456     Publication Date: 29/08/2009    
Architectural Paint Research: Sharing Information, Sharing Decisions

Architectural Paint Research: Sharing Information, Sharing Decisions
Rachel Faulding, Sue Thomas (eds)

The 4th International Architectural Paint Research Conference in 2010 illustrated the developing maturity of a discipline confident in its position within the heritage sector. Specialists in the field discussed ‘Moving the Profession Forward’, ‘The Public Face of APR’ and ‘Decision Making: Communication with Clients and Heritage Bodies’. The papers in this conference volume explore the organisational and financial context in which architectural paint research is practiced, the applic... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.50     Binding: Hardback     ISBN: 9781909492189     Publication Date: 27/08/2014    
Art of All Colours: Mediaeval Recipe Books for Painters and Illuminators, The

Art of All Colours: Mediaeval Recipe Books for Painters and Illuminators, The
Mark Clarke

Much was written in mediaeval times concerning the preparation and use of artists' materials, and we are fortunate that many of these manuscripts survive. They vary from lengthy treatises to a few lines scribbled in a margin, and from the accurate and practical to the purely literary. These sources have been used for many years by art historians, practising artists, conservators and restorers as guides to the techniques of medieval artists and artisans. This book explores the history and inte... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $50.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 1873132727     Publication Date: 31/03/2001    
Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and its Conservation

Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and its Conservation
David Park, Kuenga Wangmo, Sharon Cather (eds)

Buddhist art - its nature, creation, function, conservation and contemporary manifestations - was the subject of the Buddhist Art Forum, a major conference held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012 and sponsored by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation. For the first time a representative group of those with a stake in Buddhist art - including art historians, conservators, curators and officials, a monk from Nepal and a contemporary artist - was gathered to address these issues. The twenty-e... more...

UK Price: £85.00     US Price: $175.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781904982920     Publication Date: 30/12/2013    
Art of the Past: Sources and Reconstructions

Art of the Past: Sources and Reconstructions
Mark Clarke, Joyce H. Townsend, Ad Stijnman (eds)

Recipe books, treatises and manuals on artists' materials, tools and methods are of fundamental importance for an understanding of how art objects were made. Historically accurate reconstructions on the basis of these sources provide insight into the original appearance of an object, as well as workshop practices, and provide models for understanding material degradation. The interpretation of artists' intent rests on this kind of basic knowledge. It could be said that the three pillars of th... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982018     Publication Date: 19/10/2005    
Art on Paper: Mounting and Housing

Art on Paper: Mounting and Housing
Judith Rayner, Joanna M. Kosek, Birthe Christensen (eds)

Mounting and housing of works of art on paper have always had an important influence on both the survival and the appreciation of the work. Many dangers of a physical, biological and chemical nature await unprotected works of art on paper and specialist mounting provides the primary way of safeguarding them. Also, since the way in which works are presented to the public affects their perception of them, mounting of works of art can contribute significantly to the success or failure of an exhibit... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132999     Publication Date: 19/05/2005    
Art Technology: Sources and Methods

Art Technology: Sources and Methods
Stefanos Kroustallis, Joyce H. Townsend, Elena Cenalmor Bruquetas, Ad Stijnman, Margarita San Andres Moya (eds)

The study of art technology has gained importance in recent decades as a relevant source of information, not only for determining the material history of an art object, but also for contributing to cultural aspects concerning its creation and use: aesthetic, economic, social, religious, etc. Often the results of such investigations are carried out within a narrow discipline and are only made available within it. The success or failure of multidisciplinary approaches depends on the capacity to sh... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982296     Publication Date: 14/02/2008    
Art, Conservation and Authenticities: Material, Concept, Context

Art, Conservation and Authenticities: Material, Concept, Context
Erma Hermens, Tina Fiske (eds)

To identify exactly what constitutes an artwork's 'authentic' state can be problematic and challenging; maintaining or displaying it as such even more so. 'Authenticity' is one of the most influential factors that determine a course of action for a work of art in need of conservation. It is also one of the most contested, and currently subject to critical revision, reinvestment, and redirection. The papers presented in this volume focus on a series of conservation 'flashpoints' - painted work... more...

UK Price: £47.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982517     Publication Date: 31/12/2009    
Artist's Assistant: Oil Painting Instruction Manuals and Handbooks in Britain 1800-1900 with Reference to Selected Eighteenth-century Sources, The

Artist's Assistant: Oil Painting Instruction Manuals and Handbooks in Britain 1800-1900 with Reference to Selected Eighteenth-century Sources, The
Leslie Carlyle

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, although artists' colourmen sold oil paint ready-prepared in bladders, artists were still accustomed to purchasing pigments, oils, and other components for their paint separately, combining them according to published information, experiment, personal preference or hearsay. By the close of the century, however, artists' colourmen were providing tube paints for export worldwide and artists, now dependent on the colourmen, were calling for product labell... more...

UK Price: £90.00     US Price: $180.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132166     Publication Date: 31/05/2001    
Artist's Process: Technology and Interpretation, The

Artist's Process: Technology and Interpretation, The
Sigrid Eyb-Green, Joyce H. Townsend, Mark Clarke, Jilleen Nadolny, Stefanos Kroustallis (eds)

The overall theme of this volume is the artistic process as manifested in the artwork itself and as documented in visual and written sources. While many of the papers look at the work of 19th and early 20th century painters, other topics include Baroque decoration, the controversy about paints in Germany in the early 20th century, and non-traditional oils in artists’ oil paints. The many editions of Theophilus' Schedula diversarum arcium and Alessio Piemontese's Secreti are liste... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982739     Publication Date: 02/04/2012    
Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835: A Study in English Documentary Sources

Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835: A Study in English Documentary Sources
R.D. Harley

Between the late sixteenth century and early nineteenth centuries the artist's world underwent great and significant change; by the end of this period the transition from mediaeval to modern colours was well under way. R.D. Harley's book applies itself to a detailed and comprehensive examination of the primary documentary sources of this crucial period, providing an invaluable complement to the work of analytical scientists concerned with the identification of pigments. In the opening three c... more...

UK Price: £37.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm     ISBN: 1873132913     Publication Date: 09/09/2001    
Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 1

Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 1
Robert L. Feller (ed.)

This is the first volume in the series Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics published by National Gallery of Art in association with Archetype Publications Ltd. The first three volumes were reprinted in 2012 so the full set is available for the first time: 9781904982746 Artists' Pigments Volume 1 Robert Feller (ed.) 9781904982753 Artists' Pigments Volume 2 Ashok Roy (ed.) 9781904982760 Artists' Pigments Volume 3 Elisabeth West Fitzhugh (ed.) 9781904982234... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $125.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 250 x 165 mm     ISBN: 9781904982746     Publication Date: 23/05/2012    
Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 2

Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 2
Ashok Roy (ed.)

This is the second volume in the series Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics published by National Gallery of Art in association with Archetype Publications Ltd. The first three volumes are to be reprinted in 2012 so the full set will be available for the first time: 9781904982746 Artists' Pigments Volume 1 Robert Feller (ed.) 9781904982753 Artists' Pigments Volume 2 Ashok Roy (ed.) 9781904982760 Artists' Pigments Volume 3 Elisabeth West Fitzhugh (ed.) 97... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $125.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 250 x 165 mm     ISBN: 9781904982753     Publication Date: 23/05/2012    
Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 3

Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 3
Elisabeth West Fitzhugh (ed.)

This is the third volume in the series Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics published by National Gallery of Art in association with Archetype Publications Ltd. The first three volumes were reprinted in 2012 so the full set is available for the first time: 9781904982746 Artists' Pigments Volume 1 Robert Feller (ed.) 9781904982753 Artists' Pigments Volume 2 Ashok Roy (ed.) 9781904982760 Artists' Pigments Volume 3 Elisabeth West Fitzhugh (ed.) 9781904982234... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $125.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 250 x 165mm     ISBN: 9781904982760     Publication Date: 23/05/2012    
Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 4

Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 4
Barbara H. Berrie (ed.)

This is the fourth volume in the series Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics published by National Gallery of Art in association with Archetype Publications Ltd. The first three volumes were reprinted in 2012 so the full set is available for the first time: 9781904982746 Artists' Pigments Volume 1 Robert Feller (ed.) 9781904982753 Artists' Pigments Volume 2 Ashok Roy (ed.) 9781904982760 Artists' Pigments Volume 3 Elisabeth West Fitzhugh (ed.) 978190498223... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $125.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 250 x 165 mm     ISBN: 9781904982234     Publication Date: 31/05/2007    
Authenticity and Replication: The 'Real Thing' in Art and Conservation

Authenticity and Replication: The 'Real Thing' in Art and Conservation
Rebecca Gordon, Erma Hermens, Frances Lennard (eds)

What is the ‘real thing’ in cultural heritage? The papers in this book address the concepts of authenticity and replication for the interpretation, display and conservation of our cultural heritage. In the West the value placed on ‘original’ materials has been central to our understanding of cultural heritage. While advances in conservation science provide detailed information on the tangible properties of objects, there is a growing emphasis on the importance of their conceptual fram... more...

UK Price: £37.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982999     Publication Date: 17/02/2014    
Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation

Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation
Erma Hermens, Frances Robertson (eds)

This volume contains papers from the NeCCAR 2014 conference “Authenticity in Transition”. The papers debate the various ways that changing artistic practices affect our interpretation, conservation, and curation of contemporary art, with a special reference to the shifting concepts of authenticity and artistic intent. The papers examine the topic through many mediums including artists’ viewpoints, the ephemeral nature of materials, historical perspective. The volume especially focuses on t... more...

UK Price: £37.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492363     Publication Date: 11/04/2016    
Barkcloth: Aspects of Preparation, Use, Deterioration, Conservation and Display

Barkcloth: Aspects of Preparation, Use, Deterioration, Conservation and Display
Margot M. Wright (ed.)

Barkcloth or 'tapa' has a history that spans centuries, countries and a multitude of uses: from ceremonial dress in Papua New Guinea and Tahiti to a low-status substitute for woven cloth in Ghana. Its production has been recorded widely from Pacific and central America, Africa, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Oceania and New Zealand. The chapters of Barkcloth cover the preparation, decoration, and conservation of tapa with particular reference to the material's deterioration and the ... more...

UK Price: £19.50     US Price: $35.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm     ISBN: 1873132824     Publication Date: 25/09/2001    
Between Formula and Freestyle: Nicolai Abildgaard and 18th-Century Painting Technique

Between Formula and Freestyle: Nicolai Abildgaard and 18th-Century Painting Technique
Troels Filtenborg

As the most important Danish history painter, Nicolai Abildgaard (1743-1809) worked in a century that saw marked shifts in the styles of painting, from the late Baroque via Rococo to Neoclassicism, as well as the emergence of art academies throughout Europe as the prevalent factor in the training of young artists. Abildgaard has been the subject of a number of studies through the years. Within this considerable body of research, however, little attention has been given to the technical, mater... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 240 x 270 mm     ISBN: 9781909492097     Publication Date: 12/05/2014    
Big Pictures: Problems and Solutions for Treating Outsize Paintings

Big Pictures: Problems and Solutions for Treating Outsize Paintings
Sally Woodcock (ed.)

Big pictures offer challenges far greater than an enlarged surface area and outsize dimensions, and this publication documents situations faced by both conservators and curators when working with paintings ranging in scale from unusually large portrait miniatures to panoramas. Solutions for the problems presented by pictures too large for lorries, unable to fit through windows and doors, and beyond the dimensions of any lining table are described in detail, discussing work in a range of forma... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982034     Publication Date: 01/12/2005    
Blue Pigments: 5000 years of Art and Industry

Blue Pigments: 5000 years of Art and Industry
François Delamare

In the natural world, blue rocks from which objects can be fashioned are rare - a few marbles, lapis-lazuli and related rocks, and minerals containing copper. However those which, once ground, can be used as pigments are exceptional. Only lapis-lazuli and azurite come to mind. The long absence of blues from the palettes of our distant ancestors is therefore easy to explain as is the fact that blue pigments have always been an expensive commodity which became the objects of a very lucrative trade... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 189     ISBN: 9781904982371     Publication Date: 25/01/2013    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 1, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 1, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is the first volume of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982272     Publication Date: 05/11/2007    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 2, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 2, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982357     Publication Date: 03/11/2008    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 3, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 3, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982487     Publication Date: 16/11/2009    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 4, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 4, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982555     Publication Date: 09/11/2010    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 5, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 5, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982678     Publication Date: 01/11/2011    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 6, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 6, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982807     Publication Date: 12/12/2012    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 7, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 7, The
David Saunders

This bulletin, is part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492073     Publication Date: 16/12/2013    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 8, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 8, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, is the latest part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum. The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work which curators, conservators and scientists have conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. 12 months after publication, the articles of each bulletin are uploaded onto the ... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492141     Publication Date: 26/11/2014    
British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 9, The

British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 9, The
David Saunders (ed.)

This bulletin, part of an annual series which Archetype Publications publishes in association with the British Museum, offers a forum to show a dynamic behind-the-scenes glimpse of the current work of curators, conservators and scientists conducted on a range of artefacts and materials across the collections at the British Museum. For a look inside click here.... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $55.00     ISBN: 9781909492370     Publication Date: 07/12/2015    
Broad Spectrum: Studies in the Materials, Techniques, and Conservation of Color on Paper, The

Broad Spectrum: Studies in the Materials, Techniques, and Conservation of Color on Paper, The
Harriet K. Stratis, Britt Salvesen (eds)

Three hundred conservators, conservation scientists, curators, art historians, and students from twenty-two countries assembled at The Art Institute of Chicago in October 1999 for a conference entitled The Broad Spectrum: The Art and Science of Conserving Colored Media on Paper. Drawing on their wide range of expertise, participants expressed their varied approaches to the investigation and custodianship of art in the papers published in this volume. A consideration of the materials and t... more...

UK Price: £85.00     US Price: $160.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132573     Publication Date: 19/05/2002    
Cennino Cennini's <i>Il Libro dell'Arte</i>: A new English translation and commentary with Italian transcription

Cennino Cennini's Il Libro dell'Arte: A new English translation and commentary with Italian transcription
Lara Broecke

This book, a new translation (with introduction and notes) of Il Libro dell'Arte, marks a great step forward in our understanding of Cennino Cennini – his life and times – and the materials and techniques employed by artists in fourteenth century Italy. Over eighty years ago, D. V. Thompson presented his translation entitled The Craftsman's Handbook as a workshop manual aimed at readers who wished to produce a work of art by following Cennino’s instructions. The present... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492288     Publication Date: 20/04/2015    
Changing Pictures: Discoloration in 15th-17th-Century Oil Paintings

Changing Pictures: Discoloration in 15th-17th-Century Oil Paintings
Margriet van Eikema Hommes

Today, 15th-17th-century oil paintings usually look different from the way they looked originally due to the ageing of the pigments and media used by the artist. While some areas of the painting may have become darker, others may have faded or even changed colour entirely. The present colour range and modelling in an old picture may deviate greatly from that which the painter intended. As this can have far-reaching consequences for our interpretation of an artist's pictorial, illusionistic and a... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $110.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132395     Publication Date: 30/11/2004    
Ciencia para los restauradores: materiales, limpieza, adhesivos y recubrimientos

Ciencia para los restauradores: materiales, limpieza, adhesivos y recubrimientos

Este libro es una guía que introduce a los restauradores en todas aquellas cuestiones científicas implícitas tanto en los mecanismos de deterioro que experimentan las obras de arte como en las materiales y métodos empleados en los diferentes tratamientos de restauración. For a look inside click here... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $47.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm     ISBN: 9781904982685     Publication Date: 03/10/2012    
Cleaning Painted Surfaces: Aqueous Methods

Cleaning Painted Surfaces: Aqueous Methods
Richard Wolbers

There is no layer of a painting where we are fully satisfied with our present understanding of its material structure, and its deterioration over time. Most research carried out today into the materials of paintings concentrates on their properties in order to further understand the consequences of conservation treatments - both immediate and long term - and the effects of earlier treatments. This book contributes significantly to the selection of appropriate and controllable cleaning methods fo... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $65.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132360     Publication Date: 18/12/2000    
Climate for Collections - Standards and Uncertainties

Climate for Collections - Standards and Uncertainties
Jonathan Ashley-Smith, Andreas Burmester, Melanie Eibl (eds)

The debate about environmental standards for museum collections has by no means been resolved. Climate change, ever increasing energy bills, the complexity of air-conditioning systems, the feasibility of alternative climate control strategies and the real effects of inappropriate indoor environments on collections pose major questions for conservation professionals. The papers in this volume , given at a major international conference, held at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich from 7 to 9 N... more...

UK Price: £57.50     US Price: $110.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492004     Publication Date: 10/06/2013    
Coinage and History in the Seventh Century Near East no. 4

Coinage and History in the Seventh Century Near East no. 4
Andrew Oddy, Ingrid Schulze, Wolfgang Schulze (eds)

Proceedings of the 14th Seventh Century Syrian Numismatic Round Table held at The Hive, Worcester, on 28th and 29th September 2013... more...

UK Price: £29.50     ISBN: 9781909492325     Publication Date: 02/03/2015    
Colour Change in Paintings

Colour Change in Paintings
Rhiannon Clarricoates, Helen Dowding, Alexandra Gent (eds)

Changes in colour may completely alter the way we see a painting. From blue leaves in a still life, to the blue walls in Van Gogh’s bedroom, our perception of a painting can be informed by an understanding of these changes. When conserving paintings our comprehension of these alterations can influence the way we display and restore them. The papers in this volume were presented at the ICON paintings Group conference 'Appearance and Reality: Examining Colour Change in Paintings' with the aim of... more...

UK Price: £32.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781909492431     Publication Date: 20/06/2016    
Colourful Past: Origins, Chemistry and Identification of Natural Dyestuffs, The

Colourful Past: Origins, Chemistry and Identification of Natural Dyestuffs, The
Judith H. Hofenk de Graaff

This publication is intended to provide a quick overview of well-known dyestuffs that can be found in objects of cultural value in order to contribute to the knowledge of historic textiles and their preservation. Aimed mainly at conservators, conservation students, curators and textile historians, the book presents information on the most relevant dyestuffs used for dyeing textiles, the relation between dyestuffs and organic pigments in paintings and their historical relevance. Emphasis is place... more...

UK Price: £70.00     US Price: $100.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132131     Publication Date: 14/07/2004    
Conservation and Care of Glass Objects

Conservation and Care of Glass Objects
Stephen P. Koob

This book is designed to aid conservators in understanding the materials used in the conservation and restoration of glass objects. Principles and methods involved in the cleaning and restoration of historical and archaeological glass objects are addressed, including aspects of deterioration, the ethics and aesthetics of restoration, and proper conditions for storage and display. There is also a discussion of techniques for repairing broken glass and for filling gaps in colorless and colored gla... more...

UK Price: £39.50     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm     ISBN: 1904982085     Publication Date: 15/10/2006    
Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art

Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art
Hafthor Yngvason (ed.)

While the public art field has grown rapidly over the last three decades, little attention has been paid to preservation. Artworks that were installed with great effort are now suffering the ravages of time, sending conservators and commissioning agencies into a vigorous search for solutions. Conservation and Maintenance of Contemporary Public Art is a collection of papers based on presentations delivered at a conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2001. Among the contributors are... more...

UK Price: £32.50     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132786     Publication Date: 23/12/2002    
Conservation in the Nineteenth Century

Conservation in the Nineteenth Century
Isabelle Brajer (ed.)

The papers in this volume, presented at the conference Conservation in the Nineteenth Century, suggest that we should not think of the nineteenth century as a time solely marked by conservation activities that should be criticised, but as an interesting confluence of various attitudes out of which modern conservation trends emerged. The conservation profession has its roots in the intellectual movements of the first half of the 19th century, following the Enlightenment. Scholarly study of ob... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Hardback     ISBN: 9781904982913     Publication Date: 13/05/2013    
Conservation Legacies of the Florence Flood of 1966: Proceedings of the Symposium Commemorating the 40th Anniversary

Conservation Legacies of the Florence Flood of 1966: Proceedings of the Symposium Commemorating the 40th Anniversary
Helen Spande (ed.)

The 1966 Florence flood revolutionized the field of art conservation as had no other single event, and served as a catalyst for the development of new materials and methods of restoration, particularly for mass and large-scale treatment. The lessons learned extend far beyond a list of approved materials and techniques or of approaches to avoid. The papers in this volume not only give us a record of the conditions at the time, but also allow us to be better prepared to face such a disaster again,... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $60.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982449     Publication Date: 13/08/2009    
Conservation Mounting for Prints and Drawings: A Manual Based on Current Practice at the British Museum

Conservation Mounting for Prints and Drawings: A Manual Based on Current Practice at the British Museum
Joanna M. Kosek

As long ago as the 1850s, an attendant in the Printed Room at the British Museum devised the sunk mount to protect the stored prints and drawings from the adverse effects of handling. Mounts of this kind are now in universal use. Attention to detail in the long-term care of prints and drawings has characterized the British Museum to the present day. In this book, the author and her colleagues have given us a rare and detailed insight into the workings of a practising mounting studio within a ... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 187313259x     Publication Date: 27/05/2004    
Conservation of Archaeological Ships and Boats

Conservation of Archaeological Ships and Boats
Per Hoffmann

Behind each archaeological shipwreck recovery lies a team of highly skilled specialists: divers, archaeologists, engineers, scientists, conservators, curators, historians, designers etc. While each boat found presents a unique combination of problems to be overcome, the most challenging aspect of all these projects has been the conservation of the degraded wood, iron and other materials that make up a ship’s hull and its contents. The materials and techniques used in this branch of conservatio... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     ISBN: 9781904982821     Publication Date: 07/05/2013    
Conservation of Geological Collections

Conservation of Geological Collections
R.E. Child (ed.)

Until fairly recently geological specimens were considered to be safe in collections. This publication addresses the problems of deterioration which can arise through casual handling and poor storage conditions. It also covers the deleterious effects of certain previous conservation treatments. Guidelines are given for safer handling techniques and storage conditions and recommendations made for good cleaning and packaging practice. Potential serious health risks to researchers in contact with c... more...

UK Price: £15.00     US Price: $25.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 210 x 147 mm     ISBN: 1873132603     Publication Date: 01/01/1994    
Conservation of Hair, The

Conservation of Hair, The
Louise Bacon, Emilia Kingham, Deborah Phipps, Vicky Purewal (eds)

Hair is found in many forms in many collections throughout the museum world, and can present various problems of preservation and conservation. The range of papers in this publication demonstrates the cross -disciplinary aspects of the use of hair - in textiles, ethnography and taxidermy specimens - as well as providing an insight into the complex chemistry of hair. It provides a useful resource for those working with objects made of or containing hair and aims to inform and inspire conservatio... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $60.00     ISBN: 9781909492349     Publication Date: 20/08/2015    
Conservation of Paintings: Research and Innovations

Conservation of Paintings: Research and Innovations
Gustav A. Berger

Gustav Berger is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative thinkers in the field of paintings conservation. As an active contributor to professional conferences and publications over the past forty years, he is best known for the development of BEVA, the widely acclaimed adhesive specifically formulated for use in the conservation field, and for his groundbreaking research in the cracking of paint. With this long-awaited book, Berger offers the reader fresh insights into his de... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132379     Publication Date: 31/07/2000    
Conservation Science 2002

Conservation Science 2002
Joyce H. Townsend, Katherine Eremin, Annemie Adriaens (eds)

The recently established Institute of Conservation Science (ICS) celebrated its formation with a conference held in Edinburgh in May 2002, attended by conservation scientists and conservators from European, American and Australian museums, archives, universities and research institutes. The energy of formation of ICS, supplemented by support from the National Museums of Scotland, Action G8 of COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technological Research) and Historic Scotla... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132883     Publication Date: 30/04/2003    
Conservation Science 2007

Conservation Science 2007
Joyce H. Townsend, Lucia Toniolo, Francesca Cappitelli (eds)

Conservation Science 2007 was organised jointly by the Institute of Conservation (Icon) Heritage Science Group (formerly the Institute of Conservation Science, ICS, at the time the conference was first planned), the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and the University of Milan, Italy, and held at the Politecnico di Milano 10-11 May 2007. This was the second ICS conference: Conservation Science 2002 (Archetype Publications 2003) was held in Edinburgh, UK, in 2002. Conservation Sci... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982340     Publication Date: 04/07/2008    
Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows, The

Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows, The
Tom Wilder (ed.)

This three volume title, published by IPCI-Canada in association with Archetype Publications, has 150 articles, 1600 pages and over 1300 illustrations and will be an invaluable resource for both conservators and craftspeople. The outcome of a rigorous selection process by an editorial board of prominent experts, it emphasizes conservation-minded techniques, presents alternative approaches to a wide range of repair issues and is groundbreaking in the extensive attention that it gives to the bo... more...

UK Price: £1295.00     US Price: $1600.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 280 x 215 mm     ISBN: 9781904982418     Publication Date: 07/02/2011    
Conserving Context: Relating Object Treatment to Collections and Settings

Conserving Context: Relating Object Treatment to Collections and Settings
Gerry Alabone (ed.)

The conference papers contained in this volume explore the manner in which the significance of objects relates to their collection and setting as interdependent elements of the whole context. Complex interacting or conflicting contexts - such as past, dispersed or destroyed collections and settings - affect the intentions of current decisions for treatment. Also the methods chosen for treatment of decorative surfaces of objects can conserve or change the whole context of collection and setting. ... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492196     Publication Date: 29/10/2014    
Current Technical Challenges in the Conservation of Paintings

Current Technical Challenges in the Conservation of Paintings
Angelina Barros D'Sa, Lizzie Bone, Rhiannon Clarricoates, Helen Dowding (eds)

As artists have increasingly utilised modern materials and techniques, it has presented the conservator with a host of new and complex problems that need to be addressed. As such, this is a subject of great interest to conservators, many of whom had expressed an interest in an event that could supplement their existing knowledge in this field. In response to this, the Institute of Conservation’s Paintings Group decided that this would be an appropriate theme for a conference that could provide... more...

UK Price: £32.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781909492318     Publication Date: 25/05/2015    
Damage Catalogue for Glass Objects

Damage Catalogue for Glass Objects
Simone Walker

This publication, fully illustrated in 3 languages (German, English and French) is an overview of the types of damage found on glass objects and stained glass windows in a museum context and is aimed at curators and collectors who deal with glass objects. The photographs and descriptions of damage are intended to be a helpful tool as is the small glossary.... more...

UK Price: £15.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492264     Publication Date: 20/09/2014    
Damascene <i>ʿajami</i> Rooms: Forgotten Jewels of Interior Design

Damascene ʿajami Rooms: Forgotten Jewels of Interior Design
Anke Scharrahs

This beautifully illustrated volume provides a unique insight into a sophisticated historical technique which was employed to adorn private interiors in traditional Arab courtyard houses in Damascus. 'Ajami decoration is almost universal in the interior adornment of Damascene houses, and this study, done from the stylistic, historical – as well as the technical – points of view, has resulted in a unique and valuable document on the history of Damascus decoration since the 17th century.... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781904982661     Publication Date: 03/06/2013    
Decorated Surfaces on Ancient Egyptian Objects: Technology, Deterioration and Conservation

Decorated Surfaces on Ancient Egyptian Objects: Technology, Deterioration and Conservation
J. Dawson, Christina Rozeik, M.M. Wright (eds)

From monumental tomb paintings to delicate ivories, ancient Egyptian objects are some of the most complex and fragile encountered by archaeologists, curators and conservators. Those who examine, analyse and treat them face a number of practical and ethical challenges. This volume of papers, by an international group of experts, focuses on decorated surfaces including polychrome wood, coloured basketry, patinated metal and painted textile. Aspects of technology, investigation and treatment are... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982579     Publication Date: 22/12/2010    
Desalination of Historic Buildings, Stone and Wall Paintings

Desalination of Historic Buildings, Stone and Wall Paintings
Alison Heritage, Adrian Heritage, Fulvio Zezza (eds)

The papers collected in this volume are the fruits of the Desalination project - a European research project which involved representatives of the private sector, universities, industry, research centres and public authorities. This project examined the use of poultices to treat salt damage problems in porous objects (a widespread standard practice for at least three decades in cultural heritage conservation). However, as with many conservation interventions, while the poultice materials are (in... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982890     Publication Date: 02/12/2013    
Desperately Seeking Europe

Desperately Seeking Europe
Susan Stern, Elisabeth Seligmann (eds)

Will Europe please raise its hand! Europe - What is it? A land mass (plus a few islands) stretching from Portugal to the Russian Urals? Or to the Turkish Bosporus? A continent with a common history? A common language, culture, religion? A common anything? Most members of the European Union assume Europe is their exclusive club of going-on 25 countries. A Briton goes there on holiday. People from a wannabe EU country know that Europe is not synonymous with the Union, but they too are... more...

UK Price: £19.99     US Price: $35.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 205 x 132 mm     ISBN: 1873132190     Publication Date: 23/04/2003    
Die Reinigung von Malschichtoberflächen: mit wässrigen Methoden

Die Reinigung von Malschichtoberflächen: mit wässrigen Methoden
Richard Wolbers

Wir können nicht behaupten, mit unserem gegenwärtigen Wissen über Materialstrukturen von Malschichten und deren zeitbedingtem Abbau wirklich zufrieden zu sein. Der Großteil der heutigen Forschung, die sich mit den Materialien von Gemälden befasst, konzentriert sich auf den Wissenszuwachs bezuglich der Materialeigenschaften dieser Bereiche, mit dem Ziel, sowohl kurz- und langfristige Auswirkungen von Konservierungsmassnahmen, als auch jene fruherer Behandlungen besser zu verstehen. Diese... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982531     Publication Date: 27/05/2010    
Drawing Archaeological Finds: A Handbook

Drawing Archaeological Finds: A Handbook
Nick Griffiths, Anne Jenner

This ever popular handbook is aimed at students and others who wish to learn the techniques of artefact illustration, regardless of their level of ability or previous experience. It has been written and illustrated by three experienced practitioners who, since 1984, have conducted an annual Summer School course 'Drawing Archaeological Finds' at the Institute of Archaeology, London. The text includes comprehensive advice on many aspects of archaeological artefact illustration from the equipmen... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 187313200x     Publication Date: 01/01/1990    
Dream and Reality: Danish Antiquaries, Architects and Artists in Greece

Dream and Reality: Danish Antiquaries, Architects and Artists in Greece
Ida Haugsted

This book provides an outline of the story of Danish travellers in Greece, illuminating aspects of both the cultural history of Greece and the period of the Danish golden age in the first half of the nineteenth century. In treating this hitherto underexamined subject, Dream and Reality makes a contribution to the general study of European culture in the nineteenth century.... more...

UK Price: £85.00     US Price: $150.00     Binding: Hardback     ISBN: 1873132751     Publication Date: 01/12/1996    
Dyes from Nature

Dyes from Nature
Riikka Räisänen, Anja Primetta, Kirsi Niinimäki

Plants, algae, fungi and insects have been used as dye sources for centuries. Focusing on the sources of dyes that grow wild, or are suitable for cultivation, in Northern Europe, this book explores the versatility, practical uses and environmentally safe applications of natural dyes, while at the same time delving into their botany, chemistry and methods of dyeing. The reader is presented with details of dyes from different sources and information on dyeing practice accompanied by a wealth of ... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $110.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 200mm x 260mm     ISBN: 9781909492462     Publication Date: 07/11/2016    
Dyes in History and Archaeology 16/17

Dyes in History and Archaeology 16/17
Jo Kirby (ed.)

Interest in all aspects of dyestuffs has grown considerably since an informal meeting of researchers twenty years ago developed into the annual meetings of Dyes in History and Archaeology, with the journal of the same name publishing a selection of papers presented. Analysis has revealed that the early 20th-century clothing and textile designer, Mariano Fortuny, used natural dyes for his glorious silks and cottons. Natural indigo is still used in some parts of the world, but dyeing wit... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132972     Publication Date: 06/12/2001    
Dyes in History and Archaeology 18

Dyes in History and Archaeology 18
Jo Kirby (ed.)

Indigo has a powerful hold on the imagination - as evidenced by the traditional picture of Ancient Britons coloured blue with woad indigo - but, until now, the actual application of the dye and possible explanations underlying the practice have rarely been considered. The dyestuff is equally fascinating to the scientist, to Adolf von Baeyer in the 19th century, or to the modern chemist using modern instrumental methods for its characterisation. Indigoid dyes are not the only blues and purples, h... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132336     Publication Date: 19/05/2002    
Dyes in History and Archaeology 19

Dyes in History and Archaeology 19
Jo Kirby (ed.)

At what point does romantic invention become tradition, legend blend into historical fact? Surely the tartan of Bonnie Prince Charlie, that epitome of folklore, was dyed in the colours of mists and heathers with local Scottish dyestuffs? The truth is more prosaic, but no less interesting: archival research and analysis of dyestuffs used in 18th- and 19th-century tartans suggests that, while some local plant dyes may have been used, Scottish dyers were importing a range of widely available brilli... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 187313214x     Publication Date: 04/06/2003    
Dyes in History and Archaeology 20

Dyes in History and Archaeology 20
Jo Kirby (ed.)

Until the 19th century, the dyes available to decorate all the objects of art and everyday life were obtained from naturally occurring raw materials. It was well known that some were better than others and from early times the necessity of assessing quality and avoiding falsifications was recognised. Following developments in synthetic organic chemistry, a vast number of new dyestuffs appeared; these also varied in quality and permanence and required testing. Historians, archaeologists, chemists... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132298     Publication Date: 01/04/2005    
Dyes in History and Archaeology 21

Dyes in History and Archaeology 21
Jo Kirby (ed.)

The trade in dyestuffs has played an important role in the economic history of many nations. In medieval Europe this is demonstrated by the important place held by woad in the economy of many countries, but while the woad industry of Toulouse or Erfurt is quite well known, that of Catalonia and Roussillon is rather less familiar. Other aspects of medieval woad dyeing are equally interesting: it is known that the vat contains indigo-reducing bacteria, but how do these bacteria interact with the i... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 9781904982074     Publication Date: 29/07/2008    
Early Metal Mining and Production

Early Metal Mining and Production
Paul T. Craddock

This book provides a comprehensive history of the early development of extractive metallurgy, and has become the standard textbook for many students of ancient metallurgy. The author draws on historic documentary sources, laboratory investigation, archaeological discoveries and experimental replication from across the world to provide a comprehensive description of the mining and smelting of metals. For millennia, technical advancement has been intimately linked with the production of metals ... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm     ISBN: 9781904982593     Publication Date: 30/04/2010    
East Asian Lacquer: Material Culture, Science and Conservation

East Asian Lacquer: Material Culture, Science and Conservation
Shayne Rivers, Rupert Faulkner, Boris Pretzel (eds)

A key consequence of the western discovery of sixteenth-century Japan was the emergence of workshops producing lacquerware for the European market. As with East Asian porcelain, Japanese lacquer quickly became an absolute must-have, its gold-on-black pictorial schemes enriching the sumptuous interiors of the aristocratic and wealthy. The Mazarin Chest, which was made in Kyoto in the late 1630s to early 1640s and has belonged to the Victoria and Albert Museum since 1882, is the largest and most s... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $140.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982609     Publication Date: 16/11/2011    
East Asian Paintings: Materials, Structures and Deterioration Mechanisms

East Asian Paintings: Materials, Structures and Deterioration Mechanisms
John Winter

This book brings together what is known of the material aspects of the paintings of East Asia (China, Japan and Korea), covering the components used, painting structures, certain aspects of painting techniques, and the mechanisms of deterioration. It concentrates on those works in the mainstream of art history, largely paintings on flexible supports and typically mounted as scrolls. The author bases his account on what is known from the available historical literature, on research published by c... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $100.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 270 x 200 mm     ISBN: 9781904982319     Publication Date: 01/05/2008    
Emblems for a Queen: The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

Emblems for a Queen: The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots
Michael Bath

The many pieces of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots or by Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury ('Bess of Hardwick') are among the best-known and most fascinating examples of historical embroidery. However, many questions surrounding their meaning and purpose - and, above all, the sources and patterns used for their imagery (including birds, fish, flowers, monograms, emblems and other devices) - remain unanswered. In 1548, the five-year-old Queen of Scots left her native Scotland to begin her Fre... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 270 x 200 mm     ISBN: 9781904982364     Publication Date: 29/07/2008    
English Panel Paintings 1400–1558:  A Survey of Figure Paintings on East Anglian Rood Screens

English Panel Paintings 1400–1558: A Survey of Figure Paintings on East Anglian Rood Screens
Audrey M. Baker PhD, FSA

The art of East Anglia was pre-eminent during the late thirteenth and the first half of the fourteenth century. Wooden screens with painted panels were one of the most essential fittings of late pre-Reformation churches, serving both to protect the high altar and to define the division between the chancel and the nave and aisles. Whereas very few screens dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries survive, the extant fifteenth-century rood-screen paintings in East Anglia form the largest... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $125.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982692     Publication Date: 05/09/2011    
Engraving and Etching 1400-2000: A History of the Development of Manual Intaglio Printmaking Processes

Engraving and Etching 1400-2000: A History of the Development of Manual Intaglio Printmaking Processes
Ad Stijnman

This book, published by Archetype Publications in association with HES & DE GRAAF Publishers, surveys the history of the techniques of engraving, etching and plate printing - ie that of manual intaglio printmaking processes - from its beginning in the 1430s until today. These developments are observed in the light of the coherence between the technique of the intaglio print (such as its materials and methods of production); the ‘style’ or outward appearance of the print; the creator of the ... more...

UK Price: £120.00     US Price: $250.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982715     Publication Date: 12/11/2012    
Essentials in the Care and Conservation of Historical Ceramic Objects

Essentials in the Care and Conservation of Historical Ceramic Objects
Victoria L. Oakley, Kamal K. Jain

Ceramic objects form a substantial part of museum collections world-wide. The survival of so many ceramic objects might suggest that they are relatively durable and do not demand the same level of care and conservation compared with other types of material. However, inappropriate environments, careless handling and unsuitable treatments can bring about the deterioration of these objects. The last three decades have seen the growth of ceramics conservation as a specialised subject. It is now a... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $50.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm     ISBN: 1873132735     Publication Date: 01/11/2002    
European Paintings 15th-18th Century: Copying, Replicating and Emulating

European Paintings 15th-18th Century: Copying, Replicating and Emulating
Erma Hermens (ed.)

Inspired by the European project, Bosch & Bruegel: Four Paintings Magnified, this book contains papers from the international conference Copying, Replicating & Emulating Paintings in the 15th-18th Century in Copenhagen organised by the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS). This multidisciplinary approach was reflected in the thoughtful and varied selection of art historians, conservators and scientists who presented papers over the two day conference. The... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492066     Publication Date: 12/02/2014    
Fabric of Images: European Paintings on Textile Supports in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, The

Fabric of Images: European Paintings on Textile Supports in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, The
Caroline Villers (ed.)

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, painting on textile supports was carried out side by side with panel painting all over Europe. So few works survive that this important aspect of artistic production has been overlooked, especially in Italy, and the appearance of these rare paintings is frequently misunderstood. This volume of essays by conservators and art historians adopts an interdisciplinary approach to visual and written evidence in order to reconstruct what can be known abo... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132271     Publication Date: 01/11/2000    
For Tomorrow: Investigating New Materials in the Works of Alexandru Rădvan

For Tomorrow: Investigating New Materials in the Works of Alexandru Rădvan
Ruxandra Demetrescu, Diana Dochia, Roxana Rădvan (eds)

Alexandru Rădvan, a man with astounding creative energies, is one of the most prominent contemporary artists in Romania and his art not only fits into the art historical tradition, but itself reinterprets the old myths and mythologies. For Tomorrow: Investigating the new materials in the works of Alexandru Rădvan came into being from very extensive research into the work of Alexandru Rădvan over the last decades and explores his works from critical and art historical points of view... more...

UK Price: £27.50     US Price: $60.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492110     Publication Date: 12/08/2014    
Four Seasons Tapestries at Hatfield House, The

Four Seasons Tapestries at Hatfield House, The
Michael Bath

Woven for Sir John Tracy of Toddington, Gloucestershire, in the late-sixteenth or early-seventeenth century, the Four Seasons tapestries - now at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire - are amongst the most splendid and interesting examples of early English tapestry. The centre panels copy Netherlandish prints, confirming the wholesale indebtedness, which art historians have increasingly come to recognise in recent years, of the decorative arts at this period in England to continental prints. The... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492035     Publication Date: 03/12/2013    
French Bronze Sculpture: Materials and Techniques 16th - 18th Century

French Bronze Sculpture: Materials and Techniques 16th - 18th Century
David Bourgarit, Jane Bassett, Francesca Bewer, Geneviève Bresc-Bautier, Philippe Malgouyres, Guilhem Scherf (eds)

The papers in this volume shed light on the production of important French bronze sculptures, as well as decorative and utilitarian objects, dating between the 16th and 18th century. Those who study such works must take into account that the making of a bronze is an inherently reproductive process as well as a complex, collaborative endeavour. The studies presented in this book mostly relate to the production of specific sculptors and founders, or of specific works of art. They draw on a range o... more...

UK Price: £70.00     US Price: $140.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492042     Publication Date: 10/03/2014    
Fungal Facts: Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections

Fungal Facts: Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections
Mary-Lou E. Florian

Prevention costs so little in comparison to the cost of recovery and the health hazards that will ensue from a fungal infestation. Many of those involved in the care of collections have experienced fungal infestations ranging from localised outbreaks to major catastrophes brought about by flood or the aftermath of fire. This book aims to provide collection managers, conservators, and museum and gallery personnel with biological information on fungi and strategies for both preventing infestat... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $60.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132638     Publication Date: 01/11/2002    
Future of the 20th Century: Collecting, Interpreting and Conserving Modern Materials, The

Future of the 20th Century: Collecting, Interpreting and Conserving Modern Materials, The
Cordelia Rogerson, Paul Garside (eds)

The papers in this volume consider the existence and preservation of modern materials in the textile field. This publication presents modern textiles as a subject in its own right and the content is intentionally multidisciplinary to demonstrate the wide spectrum of subjects involved in their preservation. Papers are authored by artists, curators, anthropologists, conservation scientists and conservators while topics cover the creation, collecting, interpretation, detrioration, analysis and cons... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982174     Publication Date: 11/07/2006    
Gilded Metals: History, Technology and Conservation

Gilded Metals: History, Technology and Conservation
Terry Drayman-Weisser (ed.)

Gold has been celebrated as a symbol of luxury, wealth, and power throughout history and around the world. This rare metal is prized for its color, its unique luster, its special working properties, and its permanence. The technique of gilding, creating a thin layer of gold over a less valuable material, developed to satisfy the desire for gold. Through this lavishly illustrated volume, readers will discover how various cultures created golden surfaces and how the allure of gold inspired new ... more...

UK Price: £90.00     US Price: $170.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 187313276x     Publication Date: 31/05/2000    
Greek Painting Techniques and Materials: From the Fourth to the First Century BC

Greek Painting Techniques and Materials: From the Fourth to the First Century BC
Ioanna Kakoulli

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the techniques and materials used in a range of monumental paintings from the Late Classical to the Graeco-Roman period reflecting the Hellenistic culture. Information is drawn from scientific technical studies, archaeological and art-historical documents and the surviving texts of ancient writers such as Theophrastus (end of the fourth century BC), Vitruvius (first century BC), and Pliny (first century AD). Based primarily on the technic... more...

UK Price: £42.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982425     Publication Date: 01/03/2009    
H.C.P. Bell: Archaeologist of Ceylon and the Maldives

H.C.P. Bell: Archaeologist of Ceylon and the Maldives
Bethia N. Bell, Heather M. Bell

H.C.P. Bell, the first Archaeological Commissioner of Ceylon from 1890 to 1912, was also an authority on the remote Maldive Islands. Self-taught and sublimely self-confident, he began the official survey, excavation and conservation of the buried cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and of the extraordinary rock fortress at Sigiriya. His work in the Ceyolon jungles was often carried out 'single-handed', but he once declared, 'It is good to be a Head Man even in Hell'. In old age he realised hi... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 170 mm     ISBN: 187313245x     Publication Date: 30/04/1993    
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 4, 2013

Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 4, 2013
Lucy Wrapson (ed.)

This volume is the fourth in what is now to become a regular biennial publication which will present the recent research of past and present staff and students (including early career interns) of the Hamilton Kerr Institute in the conservation, structure, materials, history etc. of paintings. For a look inside click here... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492011     Publication Date: 09/07/2013    
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 5, 2014

Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 5, 2014
Jenny Rose, Lucy Wrapson (eds)

This volume is the fifth in what is now to become a regular biennial publication which presents the recent research into the conservation, structure, materials, history etc. of paintings by past and present staff and students (including early career interns) of the Hamilton Kerr Institute. For a look inside click here.... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 290 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492219     Publication Date: 03/12/2014    
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 6, 2016

Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 6, 2016
Lucy Wrapson (ed.)

This volume is the sixth in this biennial series which presents the recent research into the conservation, structure, materials, history etc. of paintings by past and present staff and students (including early career interns) of the Hamilton Kerr Institute. For a look inside click here.... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492455     Publication Date: 15/09/2016    
Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis

Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis
Nigel Meeks, Caroline Cartwright, Andrew Meek, Aude Mongiatti (eds)

In the decades since it was first used to examine works of art and archaeological pieces, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has become an essential tool in any museum or gallery laboratory, allowing details of the surface and the way in which it has been modified - for example by manufacturing or during conservation - to be scrutinised. The possibility of applying microanalytical methods within the scanning electron microscope, most notably energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, has greatly in... more...

UK Price: £47.50     US Price: $100.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982654     Publication Date: 29/10/2012    
Holding It All Together: Ancient and Modern Approaches to Joining, Repair and Consolidation

Holding It All Together: Ancient and Modern Approaches to Joining, Repair and Consolidation
Janet Ambers, Catherine Higgitt, Lynne Harrison, David Saunders (eds)

Understanding the choices, materials and techniques involved when an object was originally put together and the repair and renewal processes that it has undergone can be vital for both the curator and the conservator. For the curator, knowledge of the construction and ancient repair methods is essential to understanding possible social and economic implications in the study of the cultures that originally made, and subsequently preserved, the objects. For the conservator, the importance of such ... more...

UK Price: £50.00     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982470     Publication Date: 30/08/2009    
Identification of Vegetable Fibres

Identification of Vegetable Fibres
Dorothy Catling, John Grayson (eds)

Identification of plants or parts of plants is essential to disciplines ranging from forensic science to paper technology and art conservation. In this book (an Archetype reprint of the original Chapman and Hall publication of 1982) the microscopical characteristics of ten of the most widely used commercial fibres are presented. Features which are useful for identifying fibre cells are described in detail and explained by reference to the anatomy of the living stem or leaf from which the fib... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 187 mm     ISBN: 9781909492271     Publication Date: 10/11/2014    

IIC - The Indoor Environment: IIC postprints supplement

Studies in Conservation - The Indoor Environment Incorporating postprints from the environmental session of the IIC Hong Kong Congress 2014 - An unbroken history: conserving east Asian works of art and heritage... more...

UK Price: £30.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: IIC2014-SIC-SUP1     Publication Date: 26/10/2016    

IIC 1988 Kyoto Congress: Conservation of Far Eastern Art, The
John S. Mills, Perry Smith, Kazuo Yamasaki (eds)

Preprints of the Contributions to the Kyoto Congress 19-23 September 1988... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 295 x 210 mm     ISBN: /ref number: CONS00     Publication Date: 30/12/1988    

IIC 1992 Madrid Congress: Conservation of the Iberian and Latin American Cultural Heritage
H.W.M. Hodges, John S. Mills, Perry Smith (eds)

Preprints of the Contributions of the Madrid Congress 9-12 September 1992... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: /ref number: CONS01     Publication Date: 31/12/1992    

IIC 1994 Ottawa Congress: Preventive Conservation - Practice, Theory and Research
Ashok Roy, Perry Smith (eds)

Preprints of the Contributions to the Ottawa Congress 12-16 September 1994... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: /ref number: PREV0001     Publication Date: 30/12/1994    

IIC 1996 Copenhagen Congress: Archaeological Conservation and its Consequences
Ashok Roy, Perry Smith (eds)

Preprints of the Contributions to the Copenhagen Congress 26-30 August 1996... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: /ref number: ARCH06     Publication Date: 31/12/1996    

IIC 1998 Dublin Congress: Painting Techniques - History, Materials and Studio Practice
Ashok Roy, Perry Smith (eds)

Contributions to the Dublin Congress 7-11 September 1998... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 0950052582     Publication Date: 31/12/1998    

IIC 2002 Baltimore Congress: Works of Art on Paper, Books, Documents and Photographs - Techniques and Conservation
Vincent Daniels, Alan Donnithorne, Perry Smith (eds)

Contributions to the Baltimore Congress 2-6 September 2002... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 0950052574     Publication Date: 31/12/2002    

IIC 2004 Bilbao Congress: Modern Art, New Museums
Ashok Roy, Perry Smith (eds)

Contributions to the Bilbao Congress 13-17 September 2004... more...

UK Price: £40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 0954816900     Publication Date: 31/12/2004    

IIC 2006 Munich Congress: Object in Context - Crossing Conservation Boundaries, The
David Saunders, Joyce H. Townsend, Sally Woodcock (eds)

Contributions to the Munich Congress 28 August-1 September 2006... more...

UK Price: £60.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 0954816919     Publication Date: 29/12/2006    

IIC 2008 London Congress: Conservation and Access
David Saunders, Joyce H. Townsend, Sally Woodcock (eds)

Contributions to the London Congress 15-19 September 2008... more...

UK Price: £60.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 208 mm     ISBN: 0954816927     Publication Date: 31/12/2008    

IIC 2010 Istanbul Congress: Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean
Christina Rozeik, Ashok Roy, David Saunders (eds)

Contributions to the Istanbul Congress 20-24 September 2010... more...

UK Price: £60.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 0954816935     Publication Date: 31/12/2010    

IIC 2012 Vienna Congress - The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts
Sharon Cather, Austin Nevin, Joyce H. Townsend, Marika Spring, Jo Kirby Atkinson, Dinah Eastop (eds)

... more...

UK Price: £60.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781907975776     Publication Date: 31/12/2012    

IIC 2014 Hong Kong Congress - An Unbroken History: Conserving East Asian Works of Art and Heritage
Austin Nevin, Joyce H. Townsend, Shayne Rivers, Barry Knight, Shingwai Chan, Evita Yeung (eds)

also Carol Tang and Casey Liu (eds)... more...

UK Price: £60.00     US Price: $100.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909662551     Publication Date: 09/03/2015    

IIC 2016 Saving the Now: Crossing boundaries to conserve contemporary works

IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress Preprints... more...

UK Price: £60.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: IIC2016-00393630     Publication Date: 26/10/2016    

IIC Reviews in Conservation, Volumes 1-10
Sally Woodcock, Noëlle L.W. Streeton, Marika Spring, Fi Jordan (eds)

The price listed is per set of Volumes 1-10. Archetype also has a very limited supply of individual issues (Volumes 1-10), which can be purchased for 10.00 GBP each.... more...

UK Price: £75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: /ref number: REVIEWS/IIC     Publication Date: 30/12/2011    
In Artists' Footsteps: The Reconstruction of Pigments and Paintings

In Artists' Footsteps: The Reconstruction of Pigments and Paintings
Lucy Wrapson, Jenny Rose, Rose Miller, Spike Bucklow (eds)

In Artists’ Footsteps explores the technical study and reconstruction of Old Master paintings and pigments from the medieval to the modern period. The contributions from experts in the fields of technical art history and conservation reflect a broad spectrum of current research and investigation worldwide. The authors address the making of historically informed reconstructions as a way of informing the conservation process, assisting in the training of conservators and understanding ... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $140.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982852     Publication Date: 11/12/2012    
In the Saddle: An Exploration of the Saddle through History

In the Saddle: An Exploration of the Saddle through History
Lauren Gilmour (ed.)

There is no need to delve deeply into English history to appreciate the importance of the horse and its saddle. Saddles carried Roman, Saxon and Norman invaders across Britain, sustained the peripatetic English monarch and court, and advanced Tudor trade and Stuart civil war. From the 18th century the English saddle developed rapidly into the world's leading design and remains pre-eminent today. It is not difficult to find recent books describing the classic English saddle of the 19th and 20t... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $50.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm     ISBN: 1873132891     Publication Date: 14/09/2004    
Inca Sacred Space: Landscape, Site and Symbol in the Andes

Inca Sacred Space: Landscape, Site and Symbol in the Andes
Frank Meddens, Katie Willis, Colin McEwan, Nicholas Branch (eds)

This book focuses on one of the most significant manifestations of Inca sacred space - the ‘ushnu’ - a place of sacrifice, ritual and celebration, where the sun god was worshipped and where astronomical observations were made to monitor the yearly seasonal cycle. Physically the ushnu is a (stone built) stepped platform linked to a drain or a basin into which liquids can flow. The ushnu is seen as a place for the circulation of sacred essences between the world of the go... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $135.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492059     Publication Date: 12/05/2014    
Innovative Approaches to the Complex Care of Contemporary Art

Innovative Approaches to the Complex Care of Contemporary Art
Iwona Szmelter (ed.)

The volume Innovative Approaches to the Complex Care of Contemporary Art contributes to the debate on the care of the most recent cultural heritage - modern and contemporary art. A new understanding is required, which takes into account the care and conservation of both the tangible and intangible aspects of visual art. The paradox of current conservation practice has been that despite adopting the new concept of heritage, the aims and methods of conservation have remained the same, evol... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $100.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm     ISBN: 9781904982814     Publication Date: 06/07/2012    
Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage
David Pinniger

Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage is a practical, colour- illustrated, working handbook for the curator, conservator and all persons concerned with the management of collections. It is an essential guide to the recognition of insect, rodent and bird pests with advice on the practical steps required to prevent and control damage to collections. The latest information on the trapping and detection of pests is presented together with guidelines for pest recording. The autho... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm     ISBN: 9781909492226     Publication Date: 11/02/2015    
Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone (Asmosia 5)

Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone (Asmosia 5)
John J. Herrmann, Jr., Norman Herz, Richard Newman (eds)

In recent decades great progress has been made in developing new techniques to identify stones used in ancient monuments and artifacts, and the conferences of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA) have constituted the most significant international forum for presenting and discussing these techniques. At the fifth conference, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1998, geologists, chemists and physicists, art historians, archaeologists, and conserva... more...

UK Price: £80.00     US Price: $160.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 275 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132085     Publication Date: 29/06/2002    
Invention of Pastel Painting, The

Invention of Pastel Painting, The
Thea Burns

Chalks and pastels are particularly appropriate materials for portraits because they appear effortlessly to convey the warm tones and soft, matte velvety surface of skin. Portraits and head studies therefore figure prominently in histories of pastel. The Invention of Pastel Painting describes the relatively sudden emergence in the later seventeenth century of sets of friable pastel sticks and a new artistic practice of painting in pastel. The author reconsiders the use of natural and ... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982123     Publication Date: 18/09/2007    
Iron and Steel in Art: Corrosion, Colorants, Conservation

Iron and Steel in Art: Corrosion, Colorants, Conservation
David A. Scott, Gerhard Eggert

This book will be of interest to all who seek to further their understanding of iron artefacts, their corrosion, conservation and pigments based on iron compounds, which mankind has used for millennia. The authors take the reader through some of the latest observations on the occurrence and role of compounds of iron - from the hot water undersea vents where the presence of iron pyrites is thought to be vital to the emergence of life on Earth to the discovery of jarosite on the surface of Mars, p... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492479     Publication Date: 30/06/2009    
Islamic Paper: A Study of the Ancient Craft

Islamic Paper: A Study of the Ancient Craft
Helen Loveday

The aim of this book is to publish the results of research into the nature and characteristics of Islamic paper, as gleaned through the systematic analysis of over 1000 dated samples. The study has shown that it is possible to establish a tentative typology of paper according to a comprehensive list of objective standards. Descriptions of the physical characteristics of papers originating from Persia, Syria and Egypt, from the 12th until the 19th century, provide a means by which papers are comp... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $45.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 230 x 164 mm     ISBN: 1873132034     Publication Date: 01/03/2001    
Italian Renaissance Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis

Italian Renaissance Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis
Janet Ambers, Catherine Higgitt, David Saunders (eds)

The drawings discussed in this book, published in association with the British Museum, were included in the exhibition, Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings, held at the British Museum, London and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence in 2010-2011. Technical studies of 47 of the British Museum's finest Italian Renaissance drawings are given based on non-invasive and non-contact examination and analysis. Great emphasis has been placed on how the results from such examination and a... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982586     Publication Date: 18/05/2010    
La description des reliures orientales : conservation, aspects juridiques et prise de vue

La description des reliures orientales : conservation, aspects juridiques et prise de vue
Raphaele Mouren (ed.)

Les motifs ornementaux et leurs combinaisons sont nombreux sur les reliures de manuscrits. Le relevé et la comparaison des techniques et des motifs a déjà permis de regrouper des séries de reliures. Lorsqu’elles sont originales, c’est-à-dire contemporaines de la copie des livres qu’elles recouvrent, elles permettent, combinées avec d’autres critères, comme l’écriture et l’ornementation, de reconstituer la production d’ateliers de copie et/ou de reliure, ou bien celle d’ar... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $65.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492028     Publication Date: 14/06/2013    
Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks IX

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks IX
David Saunders, Matija Strlic, Capucine Korenberg, Naomi Luxford, Karen Birkhölzer (eds)

The papers in this volume were presented as papers or posters at the ninth meeting dedicated to the use of lasers in the conservation of artworks (LACONA), hosted by the British Museum and University College, London. They focus not only on the fundamental scientific research behind the use of laser technology, but also on the application of lasers in the treatment and analyses of cultural heritage in a way that is directly applicable to conservation practice. The papers illustrate three broad th... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982876     Publication Date: 18/02/2013    
Leather Tanneries: the Archaeological Evidence

Leather Tanneries: the Archaeological Evidence
Roy Thomson, Quita Mould (eds)

The papers in this volume go some way to correct some of the misinterpretations presently found in archaeological reports. Contributions cover many aspects of research into the evidence from prehistoric, Roman, medieval and early modern periods as well as descriptions of traditional techniques still used in different parts of the world today. Whilst the emphasis is on the interpretation of the evidence for leather tanning surviving in the archaeological record, other aspects such as standing ta... more...

UK Price: £32.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 244 mm x 172 mm     ISBN: 9781904982616     Publication Date: 15/02/2011    
Let the Material Talk: Technology of Late-Medieval Cologne Panel Painting

Let the Material Talk: Technology of Late-Medieval Cologne Panel Painting
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (eds)

This book, published in association with the Doerner Institut, is the English language edition of Die Sprache des Materials, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, and presents the results of a pioneering interdisciplinary research project into Cologne panel painting between 1400 and 1450. The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen along with the Doerner Institut in Munich spent three years examining almost 30 single- and multiple-... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $150.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492127     Publication Date: 03/10/2014    
Lining Paintings: Papers from the Greenwich Conference on Comparative Lining Techniques

Lining Paintings: Papers from the Greenwich Conference on Comparative Lining Techniques
Caroline Villers (ed.)

The Conference on Comparative Lining Techniques held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich is legendary. It was the first major conference solely concerned with the structural conservation of paintings and, by bringing together a distinguished international group of practitioners to discuss lining paintings, it changed the nature and status of the debate. The Conference responded to a period of accelerating change, especially the introduction of new materials and technologies, and the paper... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132042     Publication Date: 18/09/2003    
Look After the Pennies: Numismatics and Conservation in the 1990s

Look After the Pennies: Numismatics and Conservation in the 1990s
Dana Goodburn-Brown, Julie Jones (eds)

This book comprises papers presented at a one-day seminar at the Museum of London, which highlighted change and development in the field of the scientific analysis and conservation of coins. The papers are diverse and reflect a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject. Reviews ...a useful guide to the processing of coins from excavations, which will be valuable reading for conservators and archaeologists, together with some museum curators. It is a book to dip into...and Archetype P... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $60.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 244 x 185 mm     ISBN: 1873132816     Publication Date: 01/12/1998    
Looking Through Paintings: The Study of Painting Techniques and Materials in Support of Art Historical Research

Looking Through Paintings: The Study of Painting Techniques and Materials in Support of Art Historical Research
Erma Hermens (ed.)

The articles in this volume circle around an area of study that has become known informally as 'technical art history'. It is a wide-ranging, inclusive vocation of the making of art and the means by which we throw light on that process. Although concentrating on painting techniques, materials and studio practice it goes far beyond the material into how concepts are translated into substance - how invenzione becomes disegno and colore. In this volume we travel in a great swee... more...

UK Price: £90.00     US Price: $190.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm     ISBN: 1873132565     Publication Date: 31/05/1998    
Luminous Trace: Drawing and Writing in Metalpoint, The

Luminous Trace: Drawing and Writing in Metalpoint, The
Thea Burns

The origins of metalpoint (silverpoint, goldpoint, etc.) drawing are widely thought to lie in classical antiquity. The Luminous Trace investigates the artefactual and literary evidence for the use of metalpoint through the ages from earliest times up to its revival, particularly in the United States, in the later 20th and early 21st centuries, reviewing the history and historiography of metalpoint and its use for drawing and writing. Metalpoint drawings are the central objects of this stu... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982838     Publication Date: 12/12/2012    
Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation

Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation
Hélène Dubois, Joyce H. Townsend, Jilleen Nadolny, Sigrid Eyb-Green, Stefanos Kroustallis, Sylvie Neven (eds)

The papers in this volume, presented at the Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels in November 2012, focus on major transformations of works of art, such as updates of format, function, iconography or appearance and their documentation by historical documentary sources. They cover a wide range of art, periods, sources and approaches, from Dioscorides to contemporary installations: Tinguely's explosive Homage to New York; the evolution and transformation of harpsichord... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492165     Publication Date: 31/10/2014    

Material Characterization Tests: for Objects of Art and Archaeology (Second Edition)
Nancy Odegaard, Scott Carroll, Werner S. Zimmt

The first edition of this book was welcomed not only by the conservation profession but also by those working in archaeology and museums who need to know from what materials objects are made, the compounds that are associated with them or the characteristics of the materials used to package or store them. This second edition includes modifications to several of the procedures described - tests for metals, inorganic compounds, organic and synthetic materials as well as several tests that help ... more...

UK Price: £42.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 269 x 198     ISBN: 9781909492202     Publication Date: 01/11/2005    
Mediaeval Painters' Materials and Techniques: The Montpellier <i>Liber diversarum arcium</i>

Mediaeval Painters' Materials and Techniques: The Montpellier Liber diversarum arcium
Mark Clarke

The anonymous Montpellier Liber diversarum arcium (‘Book of Various Arts’) contains the most complete set of instructions in the craft of medieval painting to have survived to the present day. Its comprehensive summary of the state of the art of painting in the workshops of the fourteenth century will be of great interest to art historians, conservators and historians of artists’ technology. This long-overlooked manuscript provides a complete practical painting course: drawing, w... more...

UK Price: £47.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982647     Publication Date: 20/05/2011    
Medieval Painting in Northern Europe: Techniques, Analysis, Art History

Medieval Painting in Northern Europe: Techniques, Analysis, Art History
Jilleen Nadolny (ed.)

This collection of writings on the subject of medieval painting and polychromy in northern Europe celebrates the 70th birthday of Unn Plahter, Professor at the University of Oslo. Throughout her long career, Unn has assumed many roles, among them prolific scholar, tireless promoter of education in conservation and active participant in the international conservation community. The contributions in this book have been chosen to reflect Unn's wide range of research interests in the field of mediev... more...

UK Price: £80.00     US Price: $160.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982212     Publication Date: 01/12/2006    
Medieval Reliquary Shrines and Precious Metalwork / Châsses-reliquaires et Orfèvrerie Médiévales

Medieval Reliquary Shrines and Precious Metalwork / Châsses-reliquaires et Orfèvrerie Médiévales
Kilian Anheuser, Christine Werner (eds)

This volume presents the proceedings of a conference held in September 2001 in conjunction with the conservation of two reliquary shrines of the 11th and 12th century at the Musée d'art et e'histoire in Geneva. The papers present an overview of the state-of-the-art of conservation and technological studies of medieval precious metalwork in Europe. Le colloque dont les contributionssont réunies dans cet ouvrage fut organisé en septembre 2001 en marge d'importants travaux d... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982182     Publication Date: 01/11/2006    
Metallurgy and Civilisation: Eurasia and Beyond

Metallurgy and Civilisation: Eurasia and Beyond
Jianjun Mei, Thilo Rehren (eds)

The papers presented here provide a good overview of the breadth and depth of current archaeometallurgical research related to Asia and beyond. Many of the issues raised in this book, such as the beginnings of bronze metallurgy in China, the early history of lost-wax casting in Asia, the development of early steel-making technology in Europe and Asia, and the role of the steppe influence in metalworking in Eastern Zhou China, will continue to attract substantial research interest. The important ... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $110.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982494     Publication Date: 23/08/2009    
Metals and Mines: Studies in Archaeometallurgy

Metals and Mines: Studies in Archaeometallurgy
Susan La Niece, Duncan Hook, Paul T. Craddock (eds)

In the 30 years since the first British Museum volume dedicated to the scientific study of early metallurgy, there has been great progress in understanding the diversity of processes by which ores were mined and smelted as well as significant advances in the methods of study of these. In particular, the experimental replication of ancient processes has assumed ever greater importance. This volume arose from the conference Metallurgy: A Touchstone for Cross-cultural Interaction which... more...

UK Price: £52.50     US Price: $100.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982197     Publication Date: 30/11/2007    
Microanalysis of Parchment

Microanalysis of Parchment
René Larsen (ed.)

Parchment in the form of manuscripts, scrolls, charters, book covers and substrata for artworks, makes a major contribution to the most valuable objects of European cultural heritage. Large collections exist in varying degrees of preservation in public and private libraries, archives, museums and in diverse religious foundations. The degradation of parchment involves the decay of the intact fibre structure through different stages of alteration to a terminal stage when the fibre structure is ... more...

UK Price: £47.50     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132689     Publication Date: 30/10/2002    
Mixing and Matching: Approaches to Retouching Paintings

Mixing and Matching: Approaches to Retouching Paintings
Rebecca Ellison, Patricia Smithen, Rachel Turnbull (eds)

Methods of retouching, or inpainting, vary according to personal preference - the media, pigments and techniques used are each chosen to suit the individual object. A wealth of options is available to the practising conservator, many of which are covered in this volume. The history, development and method of application of each technique is discussed and illustrated, while additional papers explore practical and theoretical aspects of colour matching. The three sections of this book (Egg t... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781904982500     Publication Date: 30/01/2010    
Modern Art: Who Cares?

Modern Art: Who Cares?
IJsbrand Hummelen, Dionne Sillé (eds)

The conservation of contemporary art should not be a static process carried out behind closed doors but dynamic and open to discourse. New media and new materials constantly present issues which traditional conservation methods cannot address and a continual search for new techniques is therefore required. This dynamic research may include interviews with artists; documentation of artists' materials; the recording of image, word or sound of performances; installations, temporary and 'permanent' ... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $110.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm     ISBN: 1904982026     Publication Date: 14/09/2005    
Moving Collections: Processes and Consequences

Moving Collections: Processes and Consequences
Ida Antonia Tank Bronken, Susan Braovac, Tone Marie Olstad, Anne Apalnes Ørnhøi (eds)

Moving Collections: Processes and Consequences is the result of an initiative from the Norwegian section of the Nordic Conservators Association (NKF-N) which organised a conference entitled 'Planning to move? Processes and consequences for collections, objects and society' in Oslo. The articles in this publication are based upon the presentations at that conference. Working with cultural heritage objects requires knowledge-based decisions on transportation on a regular basis whether mo... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982845     Publication Date: 15/10/2012    
Mural Paintings of the Silk Road: Cultural Exchanges between East and West

Mural Paintings of the Silk Road: Cultural Exchanges between East and West
Kazuya Yamauchi, Yoko Taniguchi, Tomoko Uno (eds)

Along the great Silk Road, numerous objects of cultural heritage survive as witnesses to the mingling of indigenous cultures with 'foreign' cultures. One type of surviving witness is mural painting and the papers in this volume are witnesses themselves of a colloquium on the subject of 'Mural Paintings of the Silk Road' attended by art historians, historians and archaeologists, scientists and conservators from East and West, held in Tokyo in 2006. A newfound recognition of the vastness of the... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982227     Publication Date: 15/03/2007    
Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments: Practical Recipes and their Historical Sources

Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments: Practical Recipes and their Historical Sources
Jo Kirby, Maarten van Bommel, André Verhecken

How did textiles dyers manipulate the natural dyes at their disposal to obtain the colours we see on fabrics and tapestries in museum collections today? How did colour makers prepare the translucent lake pigments used by artists to give richness and volume to painted draperies and subtle modulations of colour and space in the depiction of landscape? Some of the technological factors the dyer or pigment maker could control very easily have a marked effect on the final colour: the mordant salt use... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $65.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492158     Publication Date: 21/07/2014    
Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science

Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science
Dominique Cardon

At a time when more and more plants and animals are threatened with extinction by humanity's ever-increasing pressure on the land and oceans of the planet, this book sets out to record sources of colorants discovered and used on all the continents from antiquity until the present day. Some 300 plants and 30 animals (marine molluscs and scale insects) are illustrated and discussed by the author (recently - January 2016 - awarded the Legion d'Honneur for her scientific work), whose passion for... more...

UK Price: £99.00     US Price: $180.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 254 x 174 mm     ISBN: 190498200x     Publication Date: 31/05/2007    
Nebamun Wall Paintings: Conservation, Scientific Analysis and Display at the British Museum, The

Nebamun Wall Paintings: Conservation, Scientific Analysis and Display at the British Museum, The
Andrew Middleton, Ken Uprichard (eds)

The eleven wall painting fragments from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun that were brought to the British Museum in the early 19th century have long been recognised as some of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian art and have been considered among the greatest treasures of the British Museum. This book places the paintings in their historical context and provides an account of the work of the team of curators, conservators and scientists to examine and conserve the painting fragments before prepari... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982142     Publication Date: 01/11/2008    
Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis

Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis
Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner, Jenny Bescoby (eds)

This volume presents the results of a comprehensive non-invasive technical examination of 30 northern European metalpoint drawings in the collection of the British Museum, most of which were included in the exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, shown at the British Museum, London and the National Gallery of Art, Washington in 2015. Metalpoint is a drawing technique closely associated with the linear aesthetic of the 15th century, but its unique qualities were still... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210mm     ISBN: 9781909492424     Publication Date: 16/01/2017    
On the Trail of Bosch and Bruegel: Four Paintings United under Cross-examination

On the Trail of Bosch and Bruegel: Four Paintings United under Cross-examination
Erma Hermens (ed.)

The four paintings investigated in this book all depict Christ driving the traders from the temple. They are alike yet different with echoes of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Hieronymous Bosch, but all were presumed to have been painted in Antwerp in the 16th century. Over the past 300 years, each painting has found its way to a collection in a different corner of Europe: the Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; the National Gallery of Denmark; the Glasgow Museums, and a private collection in Lo... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 269 x 238 mm     ISBN: 9781904982784     Publication Date: 10/05/2012    
Paint and Piety: Collected Essays on Medieval Painting and Polychrome Sculpture

Paint and Piety: Collected Essays on Medieval Painting and Polychrome Sculpture
Noëlle L.W. Streeton, Kaja Kollandsrud (eds)

These collected essays on medieval painting and polychrome sculpture draw on a spectrum of vantage points and methodologies for studying the phenomena of painting over c.450 years. The papers are based on discussions held in Oslo in 2010 on topics related to medieval objects in Scandinavian collections. The aim of these discussions was to generate a multifaceted overview of current scholarship devoted to medieval paint and painting, and its changing faces and meanings. The sum of the individu... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492103     Publication Date: 12/03/2014    
Paint Research in Building Conservation

Paint Research in Building Conservation
Line Bregnhøi, Helen Hughes, Jenni Lindbom, Tone Marie Olstad, Edwin Verweij (eds)

Over the past twenty years, architectural paint research has developed rapidly as a discipline that provides insights into the use of historic paint and the history and development of historic interiors, and is now recognised as an important tool in the conservation of historic buildings. This volume of papers presented at the conference Architectural Paint Research in Building Conservation held at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, provides a unique overview and discussion of... more...

UK Price: £47.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982042     Publication Date: 18/10/2006    
Painted Altar Frontals of Norway, 1250 - 1350, Volumes 1-3

Painted Altar Frontals of Norway, 1250 - 1350, Volumes 1-3
Unn Plahter, Erla B. Hohler, Nigel J. Morgan, Anne Wichstrøm

This handsome, lavishly illustrated, three-volume boxed set is the culmination of research by an international team of art historians and scientists. Painted altar frontals from the Middle Ages are rare. Thirty-one painted altar frontals, tentatively dated on stylistic criteria to the period 1250-1350 and originating from parish churches in Norway, are still preserved - mainly in the museums of Bergen and Oslo. The frontals, the largest group of medieval panel paintings in northern Europe of... more...

UK Price: £295.00     US Price: $475.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 187313293x     Publication Date: 01/12/2004    
Painting in Tempera, c. 1900

Painting in Tempera, c. 1900
Karoline Beltinger, Jilleen Nadolny (eds)

This co- publication of Archetype Publications Ltd with Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK-ISEA) is a collection of essays by an international group of scholars which provides access to an important chapter of technical art history: the rise in the popularity of temperas as an alternative to oil paints in Europe in the 19th and early 20th century. The term 'tempera' designated media that were generally water-soluble and which could include components as wide ranging as egg, gum... more...

UK Price: £62.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492448     Publication Date: 19/09/2016    
Paintings in the Laboratory: Scientific Examination for Art History and Conservation

Paintings in the Laboratory: Scientific Examination for Art History and Conservation
Karin Groen

This volume to be published in August 2014 reflects and celebrates the life of Karin Groen (1941-2013) and her work in the scientific examination of paintings. It contains a selection of her ground breaking articles published in this field over the past decades, and will continue to be a source of inspiration for a new generation of scientists, restorer-conservators and art historians. She was particularly involved in the Rembrandt Research Project, systematically examining Rembrandt's paintings... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492134     Publication Date: 01/09/2014    
Partnership Principle, The

Partnership Principle, The
Susan Stern, Elisabeth Seligmann (eds)

Who's Running This Show, Anyway? Governance - the word has become common currency. Does the world dance to the tune of an unelected few? Who holds those who 'governance' us to account and how legitimate are their decisions? While such questions are being pondered worldwide in universities, research centres and think tanks, practitioners on the ground - politicians, business-people and other members of civil society - are grappling with the very real challenges of the 21st century. The stat... more...

UK Price: £19.99     US Price: $35.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 205 x 132 mm     ISBN: 1873132840     Publication Date: 30/04/2004    
Perspectives on the Painting Technique of Jan van Eyck

Perspectives on the Painting Technique of Jan van Eyck
Noëlle L.W. Streeton

Conservators and art historians have relied heavily on scientific evidence from the Ghent Altarpiece to support theories about the working methods and materials of Jan van Eyck. However, should these theories be directly applied to van Eyck's other paintings? Noëlle Streeton has examined surviving paintings attributed to van Eyck, his contemporaries and earlier artists, alongside the conservation dossiers for these works. By focusing on demonstrable physical differences between the Ghent pan... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781904982708     Publication Date: 04/09/2013    
Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses

Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses
David Pinniger

Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses is a practical working handbook for the conservator and all persons concerned with the care and management of collections. An essential guide to the recognition of inset, rodent and bird pests with advice on the practical steps required to present and control damage to collections, it incorporates many recent developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the heritage sector. Presenting invaluable new information on the trap... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $45.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm     ISBN: 1873132867     Publication Date: 14/08/2001    
Pigments and Power in the Andes: from the Material to the Symbolic in Andean Cultural Practices 1500 - 1800

Pigments and Power in the Andes: from the Material to the Symbolic in Andean Cultural Practices 1500 - 1800
Gabriela Siracusano

This book is the result of a study of cultural practices related to the uses of colouring materials in the South American Andean region during the colonial period (sixteenth–eighteenth centuries) and their 'powerful' presence in the images of the conquest. It offers the reader a new insight into the techniques and use of colour in Andean colonial painting. A material history of color in Andean workshops (the 'making'), leads the reader to the exchange of ideas between different parties suc... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 174 mm     ISBN: 9781904982562     Publication Date: 08/05/2011    
Pigments of English Medieval Wall Painting

Pigments of English Medieval Wall Painting
Helen Howard

In Pigments of English Medieval Wall Painting, Helen Howard demonstrates that the techniques of wall painting in medieval England were far more complex than had previously been supposed. This is the first systematic analysis of the pigments employed in medieval wall paintings in northern Europe, covering an extensive selection of schemes from a variety of sites including parish churches, cathedrals and abbeys (Canterbury, Westminster, Norwich, Winchester, St Albans, Sherborne and Durha... more...

UK Price: £70.00     US Price: $130.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 1873132484     Publication Date: 07/05/2003    
Plastics: Looking at the Future and Learning from the Past

Plastics: Looking at the Future and Learning from the Past
Brenda Keneghan, Louise Egan (eds)

Over the course of the past 150 years, the development and use of artificial plastics has burgeoned. Plastics are now ubiquitous and unavoidable, from the plastic bag and other items with functional uses - such as household, office, electrical appliances and clothing - to works of art including sculpture, tapestries etc. The myriad of different plastic-based materials and the ways in which they have been treated before, during and after manufacture can leave the conservator, artist and collectio... more...

UK Price: £50.00     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982432     Publication Date: 05/12/2008    
Pollutants in the Museum Environment: Practical Strategies for Problem Solving in Design, Exhibition and Storage

Pollutants in the Museum Environment: Practical Strategies for Problem Solving in Design, Exhibition and Storage
Pamela B. Hatchfield

For centuries the world's art and artifacts have been brought into museums and collections in an attempt to preserve them and the cultural history they represent. Yet it has become apparent only with the benefit of hindsight and, increasingly, with today's technological advances, that the environment designed to protect can also be putting these precious and vulnerable objects at risk. The environment in which artifacts are housed continually acts on them: it can alter them chemically, accele... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 275 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132964     Publication Date: 05/06/2002    
Practical Gilding

Practical Gilding
Peter Mactaggart, Ann Mactaggart

The aim of Practical Gilding is to demystify the processes of gilding. Descriptions and explanations of the materials, equipment and traditional, professional methods of oil and water gilding are clearly set out in a manner that can be understood both by craftsmen and those who wish to understand and apply these methods today. Originally conceived as a pamphlet for musical instrument makers, the authors soon discovered that by expanding the text they had written a book that would be an... more...

UK Price: £11.95     US Price: $25.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 210 x 145 mm     ISBN: 1873132832     Publication Date: 31/08/2002    
Practical Impact of Science on Near Eastern and Aegean Archaeology, The

Practical Impact of Science on Near Eastern and Aegean Archaeology, The
Scott Pike, Seymour Gitin (eds)

Born from a workshop series entitled 'The Practical Impact of Science on Field Archaeology', this volume presents the ideas of students and researchers from North America, Europe and Israel on the growing impact of science on archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean. Its main focus is to promote interdisciplinary approaches to archaeology, with special attention to the sciences and to demonstrate the wealth of knowledge that can be obtained when these ordinarily isolated subject areas are combi... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $40.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132174     Publication Date: 30/10/1999    
Prehistoric Settlements in the Caribbean: Fieldwork in Barbados, Tortola and the Cayman Islands

Prehistoric Settlements in the Caribbean: Fieldwork in Barbados, Tortola and the Cayman Islands
Peter L. Drewett

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE Popular literature on the prehistoric Caribbean is dominated by the colonial myths of Caribs and Arawaks. Although there is good contact period ethnohistorical evidence from some islands, mainly in the Greater Antilles, reliable evidence for the prehistory of small islands in the Caribbean can only be obtained through archaeological fieldwork. This volume outlines recent fieldwork on Barbados, Tortola and the Cayman Islands. The main topics covered are: -the cult... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $45.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132220     Publication Date: 31/03/2000    
Preparation for Painting: The Artist's Choice and its Consequences

Preparation for Painting: The Artist's Choice and its Consequences
Joyce H. Townsend, Tiarna Doherty, Gunnar Heydenreich, Jacqueline Ridge (eds)

The aesthetic qualities of a painted work of art are determined by composition, the colours used and the application method. Equally important are the support and its preparation. Preparatory layers are fundamental to the creative process and to the perception of the work: they influence the final surface texture, the paints' luminosity and the durability of a painting. For centuries painters were well aware of these facts and took great care in this stage of the process. These papers were pr... more...

UK Price: £42.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982326     Publication Date: 24/07/2008    
Protein Facts: Fibrous Proteins in Cultural and Natural History Artifacts

Protein Facts: Fibrous Proteins in Cultural and Natural History Artifacts
Mary-Lou E. Florian

This book is designed to help collections managers, conservators, curators, collectors and students (of materials and material culture) to understand the properties of the materials (containing protein fibres) from which various objects have been manufactured. The author illustrates the wide range of historic, ethnographic and natural history objects, made of fibrous protein material, which is found in collections. She explains why understanding the chemical and phsyical structure of the fibr... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132344     Publication Date: 04/12/2007    
Public Face of Conservation, The

Public Face of Conservation, The
Emily Williams (ed.)

Despite conservation’s long history of outreach and the energy that is currently going into presenting the field to museum audiences and others, outreach remains underrepresented in the conservation literature. Conservators may increasingly be more comfortable talking to the public about what they do but, until recently, have been reluctant to talk amongst themselves about how to approach these interactions. This volume of papers presented at a conference (Playing to the Galleries and Eng... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781904982166     Publication Date: 08/11/2013    
Public Paintings by Edvard Munch and his Contemporaries: Change and Conservation Challenges

Public Paintings by Edvard Munch and his Contemporaries: Change and Conservation Challenges
Tine Froysaker, Noëlle L.W. Streeton, Harmut Kutzke, Françoise Hanssen-Bauer, Biljana Topalova-Casadiego (eds)

The papers in this book (published in association with University of Oslo Conservation Studies (IAKH)) address the changes in appearance in Munch’s 19th- and 20th-century paintings. These have been documented by traditional as well as more recent scientific methods of examination. Topics include: Munch’s works in major Norwegian collections; the artist’s’ commission for the University of Oslo Aula and some aging phenomena evident in these artworks; notes of the methods and materials of t... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $160.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492387     Publication Date: 16/11/2015    
Renaissance Workshop: The Materials and Techniques of Renaissance Art, The

Renaissance Workshop: The Materials and Techniques of Renaissance Art, The
David Saunders, Marika Spring, Andrew Meek (eds)

The papers in this volume illustrate the way in which various types of technical evidence, derived from scientific examination and analysis, can contribute to the understanding of Renaissance workshop practices and the inter-relationships between different artists and artisans. These studies provide a vivid insight not only into the organization of craft and artistic endeavour in studios and workshops, but also into the everyday lives and concerns of those who ran and worked within them, showing... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982937     Publication Date: 19/09/2013    
Retouching of Art on Paper

Retouching of Art on Paper
Tina Grette Poulsson

Retouching, the process employed by paper conservators to replace damaged or lost areas of media, is carried out directly on the original item or on paper infills. Interventive retouching on an original surface requires the consideration of several important ethical issues such as reversibility and authenticity. The use of retouching on infills, which could be termed non-interventive, is easier to accept, as it can always be made reversible and can normally be easily identified as a later additi... more...

UK Price: £27.50     US Price: $50.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm     ISBN: 9781904982135     Publication Date: 19/08/2008    
Scientific Analysis of Ancient and Historic Textiles: Informing Preservation, Display and Interpretation

Scientific Analysis of Ancient and Historic Textiles: Informing Preservation, Display and Interpretation
Rob Janaway, Paul Wyeth (eds)

Papers in this volume cover various aspects of the deterioration of textiles and the different scientific techniques that can be applied to investigate the characteristics of historic textiles, their fibres, dyes etc. The authors include textile, paper and painting conservators, conservation scientists, chemists, archaeologists, engineers, biochemists and a zoologist. This is the first of a series of three volumes of papers emanating from the conferences of the AHRC Research Centre for Textil... more...

UK Price: £47.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132794     Publication Date: 24/09/2005    
Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art

Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art
Paul Jett (ed.)

The realm of Asian art is vast, covering half the world, from the edge of Europe east to the tip of North America and from the Artic Circle south to the equator. In time, too, its spread is huge, ranging from the Neolithic to the present day, and examples of the art of Asia are almost infinite in their variety. Chinese bronze and iron, Himalayan and Cambodian sculpture, Japanese paintings, jewelry from East Asia to Europe, materials from jade to feathers, glass beads to ceramic tiles - all are t... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $130.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132387     Publication Date: 31/08/2003    
Scientific Research on Ancient Asian Metallurgy

Scientific Research on Ancient Asian Metallurgy
Paul Jett, Blythe McCarthy, Janet G. Douglas (eds)

The use of scientific methods to study works of art began at the Freer Gallery of Art in 1951 with the work of R. J. Gettens. While Mr. Gettens was active in many fields of research, his landmark publication was the volume of technical studies on the Freer Chinese bronzes, a collaborative effort by scientists, conservators, and art historians. These proceedings, and their companion symposium, commemorate that work and also present recent studies on ancient Chinese bronzes and Southeast and West... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $130.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982722     Publication Date: 09/05/2012    
Scientific Research on Historic Asian Ceramics

Scientific Research on Historic Asian Ceramics
Blythe McCarthy, Ellen Salzman Chase, Louise Allison Cort, Janet G. Douglas, Paul Jett (eds)

Asian ceramics in their many forms and functions - utilitarian, aesthetics, and religious - are the subject of this volume. Through analysis of their composition, technology, typology, and use, researchers from all over the world who met for a conference at the Freer Gallery of Art define ceramic technologies, examine their similarities and differences, and explore broader questions regarding their historical and cultural context, such as trade and technology transfer between East and West Asia.... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $130.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982463     Publication Date: 14/06/2009    
Scientific Research on the Pictorial Arts of Asia

Scientific Research on the Pictorial Arts of Asia
Paul Jett, John Winter, Blythe McCarthy (eds)

Investigations into a variety of materials and techniques used in creating pictorial art from various parts of Asia are presented in this volume: painted reliefs in a Cambodian temple; wall paintings in India; panel paintings in the Philippines; the figures of gods and guardians in a Japanese temple; paintings on silk and several papers covering aspects of the materials, pigments, painting and printing techniques used in works of art on paper. This preponderance of investigations relating to pap... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $130.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132743     Publication Date: 12/07/2005    
Scientific Research on the Sculptural Arts of Asia

Scientific Research on the Sculptural Arts of Asia
Janet G. Douglas, Paul Jett, John Winter (eds)

Throughout Asia's history, sculptural arts have encompassed a variety of processes, including carving, modeling, casting, and assembling. Scientific investigations presented in this volume include studies of Southeast Asian jade, Chinese bronzes, Mongolian deer stones, Japanese polychrome sculpture, and others. Scientific study of sculpture helps us learn more about why, where, and how thse works were made as well as address concerns about the state of their preservation and conservation. Thi... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $130.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1904982204     Publication Date: 24/04/2007    
Setting the Scene: European Painted Cloths from the Fourteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Setting the Scene: European Painted Cloths from the Fourteenth to the Twenty-First Century
Nicola Costaras, Christina Young (eds)

The potential for large sizes, portability and versatility for religious objects including banners, hangings, altarpieces and palls was the impetus for the emergence of fabrics as a painting support in Western art in the Middle Ages. The functionality of the works explains the survival of relatively few examples and although painted cloths were the most common form of interior decoration for centuries, they have received less attention from art historians and historians in part due to this poor ... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982906     Publication Date: 07/10/2013    
Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists' Practice

Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists' Practice
Erma Hermens, Joyce H. Townsend (eds)

The papers in this volume focus on the exploration of artists' practice found in the evidence recorded in visual and written documents, treatises, manuals, correspondence, ledgers, diaries and journals, paintings, drawings, cartoons, prints, photographs, as well as from the testimony of collections of pigments. Early accounts are compared to the latest analytical findings, and past deductions about art technology are questioned and critically assessed. Topics include: techniques used by 15th-... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982524     Publication Date: 31/12/2009    
Sources on Art Technology: Back to Basics

Sources on Art Technology: Back to Basics
Sigrid Eyb-Green, Joyce H. Townsend, Kathrin Pilz, Stefanos Kroustallis, Idelette van Leeuwen (eds)

A collection of papers from the 2014 biennial ATSR symposium investigating the uses of source material for historical research and the conservation of art today. The papers in this volume are from the 2014 biennial ATSR symposium held in Amsterdam which focused on art technological sources and their aid to research. The papers focus on using source material to research works of art such as artist’s notebooks, workshop inventories and documents on the trade in artists’ material from the mi... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     ISBN: 9781909492332     Publication Date: 22/02/2016    
Standards in Architectural Paint Research

Standards in Architectural Paint Research
Lisa Nilsen, Kathrin Hinrichs Degerblad (eds)

The implications of globalisation include the growing necessity for people everywhere to be working in a more ‘global’ way. The increased international cooperation between professionals and clients in the field of Architectural Paint Research has highlighted the necessity to agree on standards in the way that samples are taken, analysed and recorded. The papers in this volume (presented at the conference Innovation through Baseline Proficiencies, hosted by the Swedish National Heritag... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.50     Binding: Hardback     ISBN: 9781909492172     Publication Date: 09/09/2014    
State Beds and Throne Canopies: Care and Conservation

State Beds and Throne Canopies: Care and Conservation
Val Davies

State Beds and Throne Canopies: Care and Conservation is the first publication to concentrate solely on state beds and throne canopies in England, covering not only their historical and stylistic developments and the role that they played in the theatre of courtly ritual, but more importantly focusing on the surviving objects themselves and the care they now receive. The specific subjects of this book are the state beds and throne canopies at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132581     Publication Date: 09/06/2003    
Strasbourg Manuscript. A Medieval Tradition of Artists’ Recipe Collections (1400-1570), The

Strasbourg Manuscript. A Medieval Tradition of Artists’ Recipe Collections (1400-1570), The
Sylvie Neven

This book is the first to be dedicated to a comprehensive study with English translation (plus extensive commentary) of the early 15th century Strasbourg Manuscript - believed to have been the oldest German-language source for the study of Northern European painting techniques and considered to be the northern counterpart to Cennini’s Il Libro dell’arte. It is also one of the oldest technical manuals to include a recipe collection describing the preparation of drying oil media and th... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492417     Publication Date: 04/04/2016    
Structure, Design and Technique of the Bamiyan Buddhist Caves

Structure, Design and Technique of the Bamiyan Buddhist Caves
Kazuya Yamauchi, Tamaki Suzuki (eds)

Since the two Giant Buddhas at the Bamiyan site in Afghanistan were tragically ravaged in March 2001, international specialists from Japan, Germany and Italy, under the coordination of UNESCO, have continuously cooperated in support of conservation projects to preserve the cultural heritage in Bamiyan. Following conservation work on mural paintings and archaeological research commenced on the Buddhist caves in 2005 to understand and document the current situation of the caves and their architect... more...

UK Price: £65.00     US Price: $140.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982968     Publication Date: 14/06/2013    
Studies in the History of Painting Restoration

Studies in the History of Painting Restoration
Christine Sitwell, Sarah Staniforth (eds)

Published information about the restoration of paintings prior to the twentieth century has been very limited despite the fact that extensive documentation exists in the archives of royal, public and private collections throughout Europe. Studies in the History of Painting Restoration reveals an interesting and detailed account of the materials and methods used, the interaction between restorer, curator and collector and the different philosophical approaches towards restoration and the c... more...

UK Price: £32.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 185 mm     ISBN: 1873132468     Publication Date: 16/01/1998    
Study of Marble and Other Stones Used in Antiquity, The

Study of Marble and Other Stones Used in Antiquity, The
Yannis Maniatis, Norman Herz, Yannis Basiakos (eds)

***** This book is now available only from JG Publications (www.jgpubs.com) *****... more...

UK Price: £80.00     US Price: $160.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 275 x 210 mm     ISBN: 1873132018     Publication Date: 20/12/1995    
Studying 18th-Century Paintings and Works of Art on Paper

Studying 18th-Century Paintings and Works of Art on Paper
Helen Evans, Kimberley Muir (eds)

CATS Proceedings, II, 2014 This is the second CATS Conference Proceedings with papers from the international conference: Technology & Practice: Studying 18th Century Paintings & Art on Paper. The conference was organised by CATS in collaboration with Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science in Helsinki, Finland; Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden, and University of Oslo, Norway. The conference focused on artists’ techniques and materials, source research, conservation science, the... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492233     Publication Date: 22/09/2015    
Studying and Conserving Paintings

Studying and Conserving Paintings
Samuel H. Kress Foundation

This is the first volume of Occasional Papers on the Samuel H. Kress Collection and is published in the memory of Mario Modestini who died on January 28, 2006 in New York. The book marks the tenth anniversary of the advanced training in Old Masters conservation sponsored by the Kress Foundation at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. The first part of the book is an overview of historic approaches to the conservation of European paintings and the conse... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 292 x 235 mm     ISBN: 1904982069     Publication Date: 14/02/2006    
Studying Old Master Paintings: Technology and Practice

Studying Old Master Paintings: Technology and Practice
Marika Spring (ed.)

The papers in this volume constitute a substantial body of work that provides a wide-ranging overview of current research on the technology and practice of Old Master paintings, covering some 700 years of European painting, from the thirteenth century to the early twentieth century, including works by Guido da Siena, Bellini, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Fernando Gallego, Holbein, Caravaggio, El Greco, Rubens, Murillo, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Whistler, van Gogh and Munch. Six of the contribu... more...

UK Price: £80.00     US Price: $140.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982630     Publication Date: 14/02/2011    
Textiles and Text: Re-establishing the Links between Archival and Object-based Research

Textiles and Text: Re-establishing the Links between Archival and Object-based Research
Maria Hayward, Elizabeth Kramer (eds)

This publication focuses on the interrelationship between archival and bibliographic research and the study of extant objects. Papers consider how archival and bibliographic research can inform our knowledge of textiles and dress in terms of their production, consumption, dissemination and deterioration and in turn, how the study of extant objects can give added depth to this analysis. The authors include conservators, curators, historians and conservation scientists. These postprints are th... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982265     Publication Date: 29/07/2007    
Textiles in Trust

Textiles in Trust
Ksynia Marko (ed.)

'Textiles in Trust' celebrates the centenary of the National Trust and contains much of interest to anyone concerned with the care of historic textiles - upholstery, embroidery, costumes, curtains, carpet and tapestry. The papers presented in this volume demonstrate the tremendous ingenuity, skill and painstaking care of the conservators who undertake work for the National Trust in its continuing endeavour to preserve the contents of historic country houses for the future. This volume present... more...

UK Price: £40.00     US Price: $85.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 235 x 185 mm     ISBN: 1873132263     Publication Date: 01/03/1997    
Textiles, Technical Practice, and Power in the Andes

Textiles, Technical Practice, and Power in the Andes
Denise Y. Arnold, Penny Dransart (eds)

This book explores the importance of textiles in Andean societies, past and present, as vital indicators of regional ideas about technique and technology, and the ways these interact with power relations, including gender and class relations. The focus is on Andean textiles from a weaver’s point of view, as living things which express a complex three-dimensional worldview through their structures, techniques and iconography. These ontological conceptions are traced through the various tasks... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $115.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492080     Publication Date: 06/06/2014    
Theory and Practice in the  Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Reflections on the Roots and the Perspectives

Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Reflections on the Roots and the Perspectives
Ursula Schädler-Saub, Angela Weyer (eds)

The papers in this volume, from the Hildesheim symposium, Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Reflections on the Roots and the Perspectives, confront the theoretical foundation and the ethical and aesthetical principles of the conservation of modern and contemporary art, testing the limits and possibilities of the development of established positions and seeking new challenges. The authors tackle the crucial question - whether there should be specifi... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $99.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 280 x 220 mm     ISBN: 9781904982548     Publication Date: 02/05/2010    
Thin-section Petrography of Stone and Ceramic Cultural Materials

Thin-section Petrography of Stone and Ceramic Cultural Materials
Chandra L. Reedy

This manual is a comprehensive illustrated overview of the minerals and textures seen in polarized light microscopy of cultural artefacts. It focuses on the specific applications of thin-section petrography to the study of cultural materials made of stone (as found in architecture, sculpture, tools etc.) and ceramic objects (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, brick and tile, etc.). The reader can learn the techniques used to identify and characterize such materials; to differentiate between them... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982333     Publication Date: 15/05/2008    
Trade in Antiquities: Reducing Destruction and Theft

Trade in Antiquities: Reducing Destruction and Theft
Patrick J. O'Keefe

In May 1994, the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation recommended that the Director-General of UNESCO be invited to have specialised studies made by experts to clarify issues in cultural objects that are disputed or unclear. Collectors (both public and private), dealers, archaeologists, conservators and other specialists around the world were consulted either in person or by corres... more...

UK Price: £25.00     US Price: $45.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 230 x 159 mm     ISBN: 187313231x     Publication Date: 30/09/1997    
Trade in Artists' Materials: Markets and Commerce in Europe to 1700

Trade in Artists' Materials: Markets and Commerce in Europe to 1700
Jo Kirby, Susie Nash, Joanna Cannon (eds)

Where did artists buy their materials? Who prepared them? What did they cost? Where did they come from, and how? This volume draws together the international research in this new and rapidly developing field of interdisciplinary enquiry by historians, conservators, scientists, economic historians and historians of trade. The evidence concerning supply and distribution, availability, cost, quality and value of artists' materials is fundamental for interpreting surviving objects in a wider sense. ... more...

UK Price: £90.00     US Price: $180.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982258     Publication Date: 17/08/2010    
Transfer of Wallpaintings: Based on Danish Experience, The

Transfer of Wallpaintings: Based on Danish Experience, The
Isabelle Brajer

The heyday of detaching and transferring wallpaintings is over, a result of shifting values in conservation and the development of solutions for in situ treatment. Transfers were carried out in the past for a number of reasons - some of which may seem frivolous or unethical today. The frequency with which transferring was resorted to reflects the prevailing attitudes and limited treatment methods at that time. The transfer of a wall painting is a difficult and risky operation that affe... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $65.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm     ISBN: 1873132433     Publication Date: 31/08/2002    
Turquoise in Mexico and North America: Science, Conservation, Culture and Collections

Turquoise in Mexico and North America: Science, Conservation, Culture and Collections
J.C.H. King, Max Carocci, Caroline Cartwright, Colin McEwan, Rebecca Stacey (eds)

Turquoise, as a gemstone or as a decorative part of an object, has a fascinating history of discovery and use in Mexico and North America. This blue-green opaque mineral has been highly prized in antiquity and even now, its compelling colour tones and attractive textures are much sought after for quality jewellery. Like the mineral itself, this volume Turquoise in Mexico and North America: Science, Conservation, Culture and Collections is distinguished by its variety, with something of in... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781904982791     Publication Date: 11/09/2012    
Unravelling Textiles: A Handbook for the Preservation of Textile Collections

Unravelling Textiles: A Handbook for the Preservation of Textile Collections
Foekje Boersma

This book (first published in the Netherlands as Op de keper beschouwd. Handboek voor het behoud van textielcollecties), sets out to present the basic information necessary for the professional safekeeping of textile collections. Aimed at curators and owners of textile collections, collection management staff, conservators and conservation students, it contains: -An overview of the most common textile fibres, production processes and techniques of decoration. -A description of the de... more...

UK Price: £32.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 244 x 170 mm     ISBN: 9781904982982     Publication Date: 15/03/2007    
Volatile Organic Compounds and the Conservation of Inorganic Materials

Volatile Organic Compounds and the Conservation of Inorganic Materials
Alice Boccia Paterakis

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carbon-based molecules which, in museums and galleries, are often found as indoor pollutants. The result of off-gassing of materials used in the construction of show cases, storage cabinets and containers, and also resulting from methods of exhibit preparation and cleaning, VOCs not only present possible health hazards but can also affect objects in collections. This book focuses on acetic and formic acid often present in wood and wood products, adhesives, s... more...

UK Price: £27.50     US Price: $50.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492400     Publication Date: 01/03/2016    
Wooden Supports in 12th–16th-Century European Paintings

Wooden Supports in 12th–16th-Century European Paintings
Jørgen Wadum, Christina Currie, Noëlle Streeton, Jean-Albert Glatigny and Nicole Goetghebeur (eds)

This freely available ONLINE publication is a new English language translation with commentary of Jacqueline Marette’s Connaissance des Primitifs par l'étude du bois du XIIe au XVIe siècle (originally published in French in 1961) translated by Ted Alkins and Paul van Calster. It is part of the Getty Panel Paintings Initiative and was made possible with a grant from the Getty Foundation. The link to this publication is ... more...

ISBN: 9781909492301     Publication Date: 29/01/2016    
World of Iron, The

World of Iron, The
Jane Humphris, Thilo Rehren (eds)

Iron continues to be one of the most important materials produced and used by humanity. Its ductility when heated and its strength when cooled has allowed those with the necessary skills and resources to manufacture adornments, tools, weapons and structures that have helped to revolutionise social, ritual, economic and political systems. From enormous buildings such as the cathedrals of Europe that were erected in all their glory with a backbone of iron, to farmers who for thousands of years hav... more...

UK Price: £75.00     US Price: $150.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781904982975     Publication Date: 13/06/2013