Conservation of Wood Artifacts: A Handbook / Edition 1

Conservation of Wood Artifacts: A Handbook / Edition 1

by A. Unger, Arno Schniewind, W. Unger
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540415807

ISBN-13: 9783540415800

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva­ tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the…  See more details below

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The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva­ tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the years, especially in English and in German. They have provided exemplary treat­ merit of individual areas or aspects of wood conservation, but a comprehen­ sive, up-to-date exposition of historic and current developments has been lacking. The diverse professional fields of the authors, as well as their insights into methods of conservation and restoration of wood artifacts in Europe, North America, and Asia provided a solid basis for the success of this under­ taking. One of the goals during the examination of the literature was that not only well-known conservators and scientists from countries that are leaders in wood conservation should be represented, but that less well-known, often not as readily accessible contributions should also be included. Only in this manner was it possible to draw a comprehensive picture of the national and international state of wood conservation. The Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute were very helpful in our efforts to evaluate as many publications as possible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540415800
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Natural Science in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 History of Wood Conservation.- 2 Wood Structure.- 3 Wood Properties.- 4 Corrosion Behavior of Wood.- 5 Biological Deterioration of Wood.- 6 Diagnosis of Wood Condition.- 7 Liquid Wood Preservatives.- 8 Fumigants.- 9 Physical Control Methods.- 10 Biological Methods.- 11 Consolidants.- 12 Adhesives and Gap Fillers.- Chemicals and Materials Index.- Trade Name Index.- Index of the Scientific Names of Organisms.

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