Conservation of Easel Paintings (2nd Edition) (Routledge in Conservation and Museology)
Conservation of Easel Paintings, 2nd edition provides amuch-anticipated update to the previous edition, which has come tobe known internationally as an invaluable and comprehensive text onthe history, philosophy and methods of the treatment of easelpaintings.Including 49 chapters written by more than 80 respected authorsfrom around the world, this volume offers the necessary backgroundknowledge in technical art history, artists' materials andscientific methods of examination and documentation. Later sectionsof the book provide information about the varying approaches andmethods for treatment and issues of preventive conservation, aswell as valuable reflections on storage, shipping, andexhibition.Including exciting developments that have taken place since thelast edition was published, the book also covers new techniques ofexamination, especially MacroXRF scanning and ReflectanceTransmission Imagery. Drawing on research presented at recentprofessional conferences, information about innovative methods forcleaning modern and contemporary paintings and insights into modernoil paints is also included.Incorporating the latest regulations and understanding of healthand safety practices and integrating theory with practicethroughout, Conservation of Easel Paintings, 2nd editionwill continue to be an indispensable reference for practicingconservators. It will also be an essential resource for studentstaking conservation courses around the world.