Forthcoming Publications

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

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

Grounds, or preparatory layers, form the basis upon which all artistic paintings are executed and can have a great impact on the ‘success’ of a painting, influencing both its aesthetic qualities and its longevity. Artists in different locations and at different times selected various materials and techniques to prepare their supports for painting. The subject of grounds also occupied the minds of the authors of artists’ manuals, recipe books and related historical sources. They wrote abo... more...

UK Price: £85.00     US Price: $175.00     Binding: Cased     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492356     Publication Date: 12/12/2017    
Picasso, Picabia, Ernst: new perspectives

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

Picasso, Picabia and Ernst were what might be described as true Europeans, settled in Paris but with origins in other European countries, bringing their own culture and experience to the melting pot of the avant-garde which was Paris in the early 20th century. These artists were part of an exciting atmosphere of artistic and technological discovery and experimentation, and they were among the first to embrace new materials and techniques in order to push the boundaries of what could be achieved ... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175     ISBN: 9781909492493     Publication Date: 17/01/2018    

Expression and Sensibility. Art Technological Sources and the Rise of Modernism
Christoph Krekel, Joyce H. Townsend, Sigrid Eyb-Green, Jo Kirby, Kathrin Pilz (eds)

The papers in this ATSR conference volume show that research into art technological sources from ‘the rise of modernism’ is obviously a specialised area of research, very different from the situation that is found, for example, in the case of medieval sources. On the one hand, there are far more sources, both visual and textual, but on the other, the sheer amount of material means that basic work such as critical editions of major textbooks, definition of technical terms, the trade in artist... more...

Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492561     Publication Date: 01/03/2018    

Conservation of Sculpture Parks, The
Sagita Sunara, Andrew Thorn (eds)

This publication includes papers presented at the three-day international conference SPark: Conservation of Sculpture Parks that took place in Sisak, Croatia, in September 2015. Extended abstracts of the six posters that were presented at the conference could not be included in the publication due to financial restrictions. They can be viewed at The conference was closely related to a project that aims to protect and conserve a collection of 38 outdo... more...

Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 174     ISBN: 9781909492585     Publication Date: 09/04/2018