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Conservation of Easel Paintings

Edited by: Joyce Hill Stoner , Rebecca Rushfield

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367023799
eBook ISBN: 9780429399916
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429399916
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Conservation of Easel Paintings, Second Edition provides a much-anticipated update to the previous edition, which has come to be known internationally as an invaluable and comprehensive text on the history, philosophy and methods of the treatment of easel paintings.

Including 49 chapters written by more than 90 respected authors from around the world, this volume offers the necessary background knowledge in technical art history, artists? materials and scientific methods of examination and documentation. Later sections of the book provide information about the varying approaches and methods for treatment and issues of preventive conservation, as well as valuable reflections on storage, shipping, and exhibition. Including exciting developments that have taken place since the last edition was published, the book also covers new techniques of examination, especially MacroXRF scanning and Reflectance Transmission Imagery. Drawing on research presented at recent professional conferences, information about innovative methods for cleaning modern and contemporary paintings and insights into modern oil paints is also included.

Incorporating the latest regulations and understanding of health and safety practices and integrating theory with practice throughout, Conservation of Easel Paintings, Second Edition will continue to be an indispensable reference for practicing conservators. It will also be an essential resource for students taking conservation courses around the world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Art technological source research  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Exploring the grammar of oil paint through the use of historically accurate reconstructions Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Collecting and archiving information from living artists for the conservation of contemporary art Download PDF
Chapter  4:  History and use of panels or other rigid supports for easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  5:  History of fabric supports Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Stretchers, tensioning, and attachments Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Grounds, 1400–1900 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Pigments in Western easel painting Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ageing and deterioration of traditional oil and tempera paints Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Modern paints Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A brief survey of historical varnishes Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Varnishing of acrylic paintings by artists Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Written documentation for paintings conservation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Image documentation for paintings conservation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Notes on the history of conservation documentation: examples from the UK and USA Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The classification of craquelure patterns Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The technical examination and documentation of easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Optical microscopy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Identification of textile fibres found in common painting supports Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cross-section microscopy analysis and fluorescent staining Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A history of early scientific examination and analysis of painting materials ca. 1780 to the mid-twentieth century Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Research into and analysis of the materials of easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Consolidation of flaking paint and ground Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tear mending and other structural treatments of canvas paintings, before or instead of lining Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Lining easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The structural conservation of paintings on wooden panel supports Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Picture cleaning: positivism and metaphysics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Research on the Pettenkofer method and the historical understanding of paint film swelling and interaction Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Considerations on removing or retaining overpainted additions and alterations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Aqueous methods for the cleaning of paintings Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Removal of varnish: organic solvents as cleaning agents Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Case study in the use of lasers to remove overpaint from Ad Reinhardt’s Black Painting, 1960–66 Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Cleaning concerns for acrylic emulsion paints Download PDF
Chapter  34:  History of visual compensation for paintings Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Filling Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The imitative retouching of easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Varnishing as part of the conservation treatment of easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Travelling exhibitions and transporting paintings Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Storage of easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The lighting of easel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Understanding the deterioration of paintings by microorganisms and insects Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The sustainable conservation management of exhibitions Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Emergency preparedness and recovery Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Framing, glazing, backing, and hanging of paintings on canvas Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Framing and microclimate enclosures for panel paintings Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Health and safety concerns in the paintings conservation studio Download PDF
Chapter  47:  International public outreach projects Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Recommending materials to artists Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Conservation organisations and professional standards Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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