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Tricks of the Medieval Trades: The <i>Trinity Encyclopedia</i>, a collection of 14th century English craft recipes

Tricks of the Medieval Trades: The Trinity Encyclopedia, a collection of 14th century English craft recipes
Mark Clarke

The anonymous Trinity Encyclopedia (translated here from Middle English for the first time) is a collection of unusually detailed 14th century English craft recipes, collected from several individuals and from a number of written sources, for manufacturing pigments, dyeing, preparing skins and furs, imitating expensive imported leathers, counterfeiting semi-precious materials, ‘multiplying’ (adulterating) verdigris, and for making soaps and confectionery. In many cases, the recipes at... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 245 x 170mm     ISBN: 9781909492653     Publication Date: 08/10/2018    
Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture

Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture
Ralph Mitchell, Jennifer Clifford (eds)

The world's monuments, art objects and archaeology are at increasing risk of deterioration from environmental threats e.g. climate change, air pollution, and tourism. Microorganisms play a central role in these deterioration processes. They grow both on the surface and in the interiors of many materials. Our understanding of the role that the microbial community plays in these activities has improved significantly in recent years and a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of degradation is ... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 × 170 mm     ISBN: 9781909492646     Publication Date: 02/10/2018    
IIC 2018 Turin Congress Preventive Conservation - The State of the Art

IIC 2018 Turin Congress Preventive Conservation - The State of the Art

The proceedings of the IIC Congress held in Turin 10 - 14 September 2018... more...

UK Price: £60.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: IIC2018-00393630     Publication Date: 10/09/2018    
Preserving Vasa

Preserving Vasa
Emma Hocker

The story of Vasa began almost four hundred years ago. On 10 August 1628, the Vasa, newly built flagship of the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, set sail in Stockholm harbour. Less than an hour later, Sweden’s great warship sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbour, Various attempts were made to raise the ship. In the 1660s attention turned to salvaging the ship’s consignment of bronze cannon, while the hull itself remained relatively undisturbed at the bottom of the sea until April 1961 when ... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492615     Publication Date: 17/07/2018    
Paper and Water: A guide for conservators

Paper and Water: A guide for conservators
Gerhard Banik, Irene Brückle (eds)

This volume (published by Siegl, Munich) is a revised and expanded edition of the book first published in 2011 by Elsevier-Butterworth-Heinemann. The text and many illustrations are reworked and the contents of all the chapters revised and expanded to reflect recent research and developments. Important new bibliographic material has been added together with an additional chapter by Ute Henninges and Antje Potthas on the characterisation of paper. Water is present when paper is made and when ... more...

UK Price: £95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 250 x 200mm     ISBN: 9783935643917     Publication Date: 28/06/2018    
Macro to Micro:  Examining Architectural Finishes

Macro to Micro: Examining Architectural Finishes
Mary A. Jablonski, Kirsten Travers Moffitt (eds)

The papers in this volume were presented by paint analysts, painters and decorators, architectural and art conservators, preservation architects, heritage managers, materials scientists etc. at the International Architectural Paint Research Conference held in New York City in 2017. The built environment in which architectural finishes are found is one that is constantly changing. Styles go out of fashion, use changes, and new finishes are applied. Previous finishes are often hidden below ... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $95.50     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492608     Publication Date: 25/06/2018    
Conservation of Sculpture Parks, The

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

The contributions to this volume address aspects relating to the preservation, maintenance and protection of open-air sculpture and sculptural landscapes based on case studies in Europe, North America and Australia. Sculpture parks are found in a range of settings – urban, rural, forest, coastal, desert – each facing challenges in relation to its location, climate and management such as negligence and vandalism (including graffiti) and material degradation: physical damage, corrosion, fading... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 170     ISBN: 9781909492585     Publication Date: 27/03/2018    
Expression and Sensibility. Art Technological Sources and the Rise of Modernism

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 period between 1850 and 1940 is characterised by completely new artistic ideas and concepts as well as the introduction of many new products such as tubes of oil, tempera-based paints, synthetic organic pigments etc. offered by artists’ colourmen, and industrial product ranges including metallic pigments. Some artists – often unfamiliar with the technical properties and qualities of ready-made products – reacted to these developments by introducing innovative artistic techniques while ... more...

UK Price: £39.50     US Price: $80.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492561     Publication Date: 20/03/2018    
The Standing Caliph Coinage

The Standing Caliph Coinage
Tony Goodwin (ed.)

The Standing Caliph coinage of the late seventh century has a unique place in Islamic numismatics and in the early history of the Umayyad empire. It is arguably the first truly ‘Islamic’ copper coinage, but it is very different to all later Islamic coinage in that the coins bear an image of the caliph. The rare examples struck in gold have always excited interest, but the much more common coppers have been somewhat neglected until relatively recently. These coins were often crudely engraved ... more...

UK Price: £36.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492639     Publication Date: 13/03/2018    
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. Part of an exciting atmosphere of artistic and technological discovery and experimentation, these artists were among the first to embrace new materials and techniques in order to push the boundaries of what could be achieved using both tra... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175     ISBN: 9781909492493     Publication Date: 11/02/2018    
Art on Paper: Mounting and Housing

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

*Paperback reprint January 2018* 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 signific... more...

UK Price: £49.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492622     Publication Date: 10/01/2018    
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: Hardback     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492356     Publication Date: 12/12/2017    
Engaging Conservation: collaboration across disciplines

Engaging Conservation: collaboration across disciplines
Nina Owczarek, Molly Gleeson, Lynn A. Grant (eds)

When conservators and allied professionals act as a unified force, the synergistic effect offers greater creativity, flexibility, and diplomacy than any single voice can create on its own. In fact, these disciplines are interdependent and the explorations of how they intersect and support one another are the underlying thread that runs through all the papers in this volume. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formal establishment of its Conservation Department, the Penn Museum hoste... more...

UK Price: £42.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492554     Publication Date: 27/11/2017    
Picture so Far: 50 Years of Painting Conservation, The

Picture so Far: 50 Years of Painting Conservation, The
Abigail Granville, Laura Hinde, Sophie Plender, Hayley Tomlinson, Nancy Wade (eds)

The conference papers in this volume look back over the people, places and occurrences which shaped the first 50 years of painting conservation practice and development - particularly in the UK and the USA. Thirteen authors reflect on a variety of topics including: the historic and on-going debates surrounding the notion of patina; the influence of science and technology on conservation practice; developments in aqueous cleaning methods; the importance of archives, oral history and film, and the... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $55.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 234 x 156     ISBN: 9781909492240     Publication Date: 21/11/2017    
Gels in the Conservation of Art

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

This book contains the pre-printed papers and posters which were then presented at the Gels in Conservation conference, London 16 - 18 October 2017, plus an Appendix by Richard Wolbers 'Terminology and Properties of Selected Gels'. The texts in this volume represent the current theory, research and practice on the use of gel materials for treatment processes in the conservation of objects of art and surfaces in the built environment. The range of gels featured includes those drawn from the b... more...

UK Price: £70.00     US Price: $140.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492509     Publication Date: 16/10/2017