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Studying the European Visual Arts 1800-1850: Paintings, Sculpture, Interiors and Art on Paper

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

The papers in this volume were presented at the CATS two-day technical art history conference which had as its theme Technology & Practice: Studying the European Visual Arts 1800–1850. Paintings, Sculpture, Interiors and Art on Paper. The meeting explored tradition and changes in artistic practices seen in the light of the establishment of several national art academies in Europe throughout the 18th century. The lavishly illustrated contributions focus on the making of artworks during the fi... more...

UK Price: £45.00     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492523     Publication Date: 15/05/2017    
Early Indian Metallurgy: The Production of Lead, Silver and Zinc through Three Millennia in North West India

Early Indian Metallurgy: The Production of Lead, Silver and Zinc through Three Millennia in North West India
P. 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. In this volume the extraordinarily well preserved remains at three major mining and metal production sites in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan (Agucha, Dariba and Zawar) were revealed. At these sites, by survey and archaeological excavation, the authors, studied the long-term development of mining and smelting activity over 3000 years. ... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $120.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm     ISBN: 9781909492516     Publication Date: 27/03/2017    
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     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492486     Publication Date: 09/03/2017    
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     Dimensions: 246 x 175mm     ISBN: 9781909492394     Publication Date: 09/03/2017    
Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis

Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis
Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner, Jenny Bescoby (eds)

This volume presents the results of a comprehensive non-invasive technical examination of 30 northern European metalpoint drawings in the collection of the British Museum, most of which were included in the exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, shown at the British Museum, London and the National Gallery of Art, Washington in 2015. Metalpoint is a drawing technique closely associated with the linear aesthetic of the 15th century, but its unique qualities were still... more...

UK Price: £29.50     US Price: $70.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 297 x 210mm     ISBN: 9781909492424     Publication Date: 16/01/2017    
Dyes from Nature

Dyes from Nature
Riikka Räisänen, Anja Primetta, Kirsi Niinimäki

Plants, algae, fungi and insects have been used as dye sources for centuries. Focusing on the sources of dyes that grow wild, or are suitable for cultivation, in Northern Europe, this book explores the versatility, practical uses and environmentally safe applications of natural dyes, while at the same time delving into their botany, chemistry and methods of dyeing. The reader is presented with details of dyes from different sources and information on dyeing practice accompanied by a wealth of ... more...

UK Price: £55.00     US Price: $110.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 200mm x 260mm     ISBN: 9781909492462     Publication Date: 07/11/2016    
Painting in Tempera, c. 1900

Painting in Tempera, c. 1900
Karoline Beltinger, Jilleen Nadolny (eds)

This co- publication of Archetype Publications Ltd with Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (SIK-ISEA) is a collection of essays by an international group of scholars which provides access to an important chapter of technical art history: the rise in the popularity of temperas as an alternative to oil paints in Europe in the 19th and early 20th century. The term 'tempera' designated media that were generally water-soluble and which could include components as wide ranging as egg, gum... more...

UK Price: £62.50     US Price: $95.00     Binding: Hardback     Dimensions: 297 x 210     ISBN: 9781909492448     Publication Date: 19/09/2016    
Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 6, 2016

Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin number 6, 2016
Lucy Wrapson (ed.)

This volume is the sixth in this biennial series which presents the recent research into the conservation, structure, materials, history etc. of paintings by past and present staff and students (including early career interns) of the Hamilton Kerr Institute. For a look inside click here.... more...

UK Price: £35.00     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492455     Publication Date: 15/09/2016    
Colour Change in Paintings

Colour Change in Paintings
Rhiannon Clarricoates, Helen Dowding, Alexandra Gent (eds)

Changes in colour may completely alter the way we see a painting. From blue leaves in a still life, to the blue walls in Van Gogh’s bedroom, our perception of a painting can be informed by an understanding of these changes. When conserving paintings our comprehension of these alterations can influence the way we display and restore them. The papers in this volume were presented at the ICON paintings Group conference 'Appearance and Reality: Examining Colour Change in Paintings' with the aim of... more...

UK Price: £32.50     US Price: $75.00     Binding: Paperback     Dimensions: 246 x 175 mm     ISBN: 9781909492431     Publication Date: 20/06/2016    
Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation

Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation
Erma Hermens, Frances Robertson (eds)

This volume contains papers from the NeCCAR 2014 conference “Authenticity in Transition”. The papers debate the various ways that changing artistic practices affect our interpretation, conservation, and curation of contemporary art, with a special reference to the shifting concepts of authenticity and artistic intent. The papers examine the topic through many mediums including artists’ viewpoints, the ephemeral nature of materials, historical perspective. The volume especially focuses on t... more...

UK Price: £37.50     US Price: $90.00     Binding: Paperback     ISBN: 9781909492363     Publication Date: 11/04/2016    
Wooden Supports in 12th–16th-Century European Paintings

Wooden Supports in 12th–16th-Century European Paintings
Jørgen Wadum, Christina Currie, Noëlle Streeton, Jean-Albert Glatigny and Nicole Goetghebeur (eds)

This freely available ONLINE publication is a new English language translation with commentary of Jacqueline Marette’s Connaissance des Primitifs par l'étude du bois du XIIe au XVIe siècle (originally published in French in 1961) translated by Ted Alkins and Paul van Calster. It is part of the Getty Panel Paintings Initiative and was made possible with a grant from the Getty Foundation. The link to this publication is ... more...

ISBN: 9781909492301     Publication Date: 29/01/2016