VOYA - Vikki TerrileIn its six books, this oEye on Arto series provides, well-documented summaries of the world of art, also featuring Impressionism, Cubism, Romanticism, Sculpture, and The Artist's Tools. In Art Conservation, Marcovitz looks at how conservation has been both a science and an art for hundreds of years. The series' format works well for this topic as the combination of the main text-written like a lengthy and heavily footnoted magazine article-sidebars, photographs, and diagrams illustrate how conservation methods are continuously evolving. Brief but concrete examples throughout history help make the subject more real and relevant for the reader. The books focus exclusively on Western art history, so there is little diversity in the artists and movements profiled. School and public libraries looking for a way to introduce young people to that limited view of the art world, however, will find a fine beginning in this series.
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