Textile Conservation

Advances in Practice

Author: Frances Lennard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 311

View: 607

Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice demonstrates the development in the role and practice of the textile conservator and captures the current diversity of textile conservators' work. The book focuses on four major factors which have influenced development in textile conservation practice since the 1980s: the changing context, an evolution in the way conservators think about objects, the greater involvement of stakeholders, and technical developments. These are all integral to effective conservation decision-making. * Includes case studies from the UK, USA and mainland Europe and Asia * Assesses the conservation of objects in some of the world's major cultural institutions * Highly illustrated in full colour to show the effect of conservation in practice Textile Conservation is a reference manual for textile conservators, textile conservation students and museum and heritage professionals.

Changing Views of Textile Conservation

Author: Mary M. Brooks

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 658

View: 467

"Recognizing conservation as a dynamic social force, the eighty-one readings in this volume draw attention to the cultural significance of textiles and dress, illustrating the intellectual foundations as well as important changes in conservation practice." -- Back cover.

Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation

Author: Agnes Timar-Balazsy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 451

'Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation' provides must-have knowledge for conservators who do not always have a scientific background. This vital book brings together from many sources the material science necessary to understand the properties, deterioration and investigation of textile artefacts. It also aids understanding of the chemical processes during various treatments, such as: cleaning; humidification; drying; disinfestation; disinfection; and the use of adhesives and consolidants in conservation of historical textiles. Textile conservators will now have ready access to the necessary knowledge to understand the chemistry of the objects they are asked to treat and to make informed decisions about how to preserve textiles. The combination of a chemist and a conservator provides the perfect authorial team. It ensures a unique dual function of the text which provides textile conservators with vital chemical knowledge and gives scientists an understanding of textile conservation necessary to direct their research. The many practical examples and case studies illustrate the utility of the relatively large chemical introduction and the essential chemical information which is included. The case studies, many illustrated in colour, range from the treatment of the Ghandis' clothes, high-altitude flying suits and a Mary Quant raincoat, to the Hungarian Coronation Mantle.

Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation

Author: Ágnes Tímár-Balázsy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 444

View: 355

'Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation' provides must-have knowledge for conservators who do not always have a scientific background. This vital book brings together from many sources the material science necessary to understand the properties, deterioration and investigation of textile artefacts. It also aids understanding of the chemical processes during various treatments, such as: cleaning; humidification; drying; disinfestation; disinfection; and the use of adhesives and consolidants in conservation of historical textiles. Textile conservators will now have ready access to the necessary knowledge to understand the chemistry of the objects they are asked to treat and to make informed decisions about how to preserve textiles. The combination of a chemist and a conservator provides the perfect authorial team. It ensures a unique dual function of the text which provides textile conservators with vital chemical knowledge and gives scientists an understanding of textile conservation necessary to direct their research. The many practical examples and case studies illustrate the utility of the relatively large chemical introduction and the essential chemical information which is included. The case studies, many illustrated in colour, range from the treatment of the Ghandis' clothes, high-altitude flying suits and a Mary Quant raincoat, to the Hungarian Coronation Mantle. *Comprehensive coverage of the subject by a chemist and a conservator *Illustrated with many practical examples and case studies *Provides textile conservators with necessary chemical knowledge

Tapestry Conservation

Principles and Practice

Author: Frances Lennard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 247

View: 299

Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice explores current practice and recent research in tapestry conservation, promoting awareness of recent developments among conservators and custodians of tapestries. The book facilitates more informed conservation practice and decision-making, and helps custodians to select the most appropriate method of intervention. * The first major publication on tapestry conservation for over a decade * Covers both traditional and innovative conservation methods * Written by highly regarded experts from the UK, Europe and USA

The Textile Conservator's Manual

Author: Sheila Landi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 340

View: 349

This second edition of 'Textile Conservator's Manual', now revised and available in paperback, provides an in-depth review of the current practice, ethics and materials used in textile conservation. Concentrating on decorative art objects from the major cultures, the book gives practical instruction and a wide variety of case histories. While the format has been simplified, the text has been expanded and updated to include changes bought about by recent developments in the conservation of material. This new information will increase the reader's ability to interpret signs of ageing and past activity on the object. New case histories in Part Two represent major investigations into the technical history. A basis is provided from which to develop practical skills, taking into account the needs of the object, its essential characteristics of appearance and, above all, its structure. The book covers a wide range of decorative objects, from a fragment of linen 4000 years old to a theatrical backcloth of the twentieth century. This book is practical and thought-provoking, not only about what is being done and how, but also why. Paperback edition of established book In-depth review of current practice Covers wide range of decorative objects

Conservation of Furniture

Author: Shayne Rivers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 803

View: 724

Covers the developmental history of furniture, including a variety of materials and decorative surfaces.

Textiles Revealed

Object Lessons in Historic Textile and Costume Research

Author: Mary M. Brooks

Publisher: Archetype Books

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 614

Interdisciplinary volume which brings together papers by leading authorities in textile and costume studies, discussing a wide range of textiles and costumes from tapestries to embroideries, archaeological to ethnographic textiles and exotic costumes in Europe and Asia.

Conservation of Leather and Related Materials

Author: Marion Kite

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 340

View: 553

The conservation of skin, leather and related materials is an area that, until now, has had little representation by the written word in book form. Marion Kite and Roy Thomson, of the Leather Conservation Centre, have prepared a text which is both authoritative and comprehensive, including contributions from the leading specialists in their fields, such as Betty Haines, Mary Lou Florian, Ester Cameron and Jim Spriggs. The book covers all aspects of Skin and Leather preservation, from Cuir Bouillie to Bookbindings. There is significant discussion of the technical and chemical elements necessary in conservation, meaning that professional conservators will find the book a vital part of their collection. As part of the Butterworth-Heinemann Black series, the book carries the stamp of approval of the leading figures in the world of Conservation and Museology, and as such it is the only publication available on the topic carrying this immediate mark of authority. * First book to cover the subject comprehensively * Wide coverage, including Fish and Reptiles, Taxidermy and Furs, making it invaluable for conservator, curator and collector alike * Technical aspects of conservation discussed in full