Paint Research in Building Conservation

Line Bregnhøi, Helen Hughes, Jenni Lindbom, Tone Marie Olstad, Edwin Verweij (eds)

UK Price: £47.50 US Price: $90.00

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ISBN: 1904982042
Binding: Hardback
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 203 colour, 29 halftone

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 the latest developments within the field.

The book will be appreciated by architects and those responsible for the management of historic interiors as well as specialist researchers, conservators, decorators and interior designers.

Published in association with the National Museum of Denmark and with the support of English Heritage.

For the average interested reader, general sources of information on architectural paint research are frustratingly few. Therefore the publication of a superbly presented, beautifully illustrated and authoritative new text - Paint Research in Building Conservation - should be a welcome addition...I hope it will become an essential guide to paint research for a broad range of building conservation professionals: architects, curators, historic building managers, surveyors, historians, researchers, conservators and decorators.
ICON News 8 (January 2007) 40