Forthcoming Publications

Conservation of featherwork from Central and South America

Conservation of featherwork from Central and South America
Ellen Pearlstein

Feathers have played major functional and emblematic roles in many cultures. It is important for conservators and curators to realize that featherwork requires a deep understanding of the birds selected, the technical approaches taken toward the manipulation of feathers, and how the condition relates to the meaning of the work. Accurate and comprehensive recording is essential and this volume presents a feather identification and condition template for recording feather features and conditions t... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $65.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492394     Publication Date: 22/02/2017    
Compositiones variae - a late 8th century artists' technical treatise

Compositiones variae - a late 8th century artists' technical treatise
Thea Burns

The 'Compositiones variae' is the earliest extant medieval collection of artisanal recipes. Translated into Latin from a Hellenistic source and copied at Lucca, it is said to preserve technical knowledge surviving in Tuscany around 800 CE and to have offered practical assistance to the Lucca scriptorium. The recipes are today bound together with numerous early medieval historical and liturgical texts in a massive compendium, Lucca, Biblioteca Capitolare ‘Feliniana’, Cod. 490. The scripts an... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492486     Publication Date: 29/03/2017    

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: 15/05/2017    

The Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology
Jo Kirby Atkinson

A compendium of selected papers, presented at the series of conferences on Dyes in History and Archaeology, which show the great diversity of dyeing processes and techniques used over time and in different parts of the world... more...

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

Early Indian Metallurgy: The Production of Lead, Silver and Zinc through Three Millennia in North West India
Paul T. Craddock, with K.T.M. Hegde, L.K. Gurjar and L. Willies

Most studies of ancient technology have hitherto been based on the civilisations of the Mediterranean and Middle East, especially those of Egypt, Greece and Rome. However, in this volume, via survey and archaeological excavation at three major mining and metal production sites in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan (Agucha, Dariba and Zawar), well away from the Graeco-Roman world, the authors studied the long-term development of mining and smelting activity over 3000 years . Zinc was and still is t... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492516     Publication Date: 15/06/2017    

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

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: 30/06/2017    

Gels in Conservation
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. The contents will be shown here in early 2017 Tickets to attend this conference, organised by International Academic Projects in association with Tate, are ON SALE NOW (see http://academicprojects.co.uk/gels-conference/ )... more...

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

A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting Practice and Conservation
Nicola Costaras

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