Forthcoming Publications

Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850: Paintings, Sculpture, Interiors and Art on Paper
Joyce H. Townsend, Abbie Vandivere (eds)

Papers presented at the third technical art history conference organised by the Center for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) at the National Museum of Denmark in 2016. The aim of the meeting was to explore tradition and changes in artistic practices seen in the light of the establishment of several national art academies in Europe throughout the previous century with a focus on artists’ techniques and materials, written sources, conservation science, history of trade, and innov... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492523     Publication Date: 15/05/2017    

Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology, The
Jo Kirby Atkinson (ed.)

Natural and synthetic dyes have been used to colour textiles, wood, leather, bone, paper, stone and other substrates from the earliest times. They have also been used for inks and in pigment preparation and therefore have also been used in painting. The history of the use of dyes can be approached from many different points of view: the technology of dyeing; the cultural significance and importance of different colours or different dyes; the trade in dyes between countries and continents; the ... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492530     Publication Date: 15/06/2017    

Gels in the Conservation of Art
Lora Angelova, Bronwyn Ormsby, Joyce H. Townsend, Richard Wolbers (eds)

These pre-printed papers to be presented at the Gels in Conservation conference, London 16 - 18 October 2017, will be available for sale from 16th October 2017. All paid up conference participants will receive a gratis copy. The contents will be shown here in May 2017. Pagination and pricing information will be shown in August 2017 Tickets to attend this conference, organised by International Academic Projects in association with Tate, are still available (as of March 2017) but 'full to cap... more...

Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492509     Publication Date: 16/10/2017    

A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting Practice and Conservation
Nicola Costaras, Kate Lowry, Helen Glanville, Pippa Balch (eds)

This publication contains papers from the BAPCR Conference 2016. Papers include talks on past issues and current problems. They examine approaches to restoration and the presentation of paintings in the nineteenth century as well as technical analysis and research into nineteenth-century artists' materials and working methods. The conference also examined the challenges faced by today's conservators when treating works from this period. The papers are illustrated with a large range of case studi... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492547     Publication Date: 18/10/2017    

A Perfect Ground: preparatory layers for oil paintings 1550 - 1900
Maartje Stols-Witlox

The influence of preparatory layers on the stability of oil paintings is a subject that has occupied the minds of many authors of artist’s manuals, recipe books and related historical sources. Depending on their location in time and space, artists have had different views on the subject and have selected different materials and techniques to prepare their support for painting. Preparatory layers influence the texture of a painting, the colour has an impact on tonality of the picture and their ... more...

UK Price: £85.00     US Price: $175.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492356     Publication Date: 20/12/2017    

Picasso, Picabia, Ernst: new perspectives
Annette King, Joyce H. Townsend, Adele Wright (eds)

This title focuses on new perspectives on some of Tate's key paintings by Picabia, Picasso and Ernst, as the conclusion of a two-year study into their history, context, materials and techniques. The paintings selected for the study have almost all been radically reworked by the artist, and both documentary and technical research has been carried out to give new insight into the earlier versions of these works. The project was carried out by Tate paintings conservator Annette King, funded by the ... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492493     Publication Date: 20/12/2017