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Posted January 22, 2009
Just as the title says, this manual describes basic techniques for saving books, prints, paintings, furniture, and other kinds of works of art at critical early stages. As any dealer or collector knows, such early, skillful, knowledgeable early measures can preserve or restore such art works so they keep their value. And in many cases, restorative techniques as found in the manual actually bring improvements to a work to increase its value. And there are cases where early first-aid measures can preserve works so they can later be better restored or upgraded by specialists. 'Leave cleaning [of paper and parchment] for qualified personnel to do later' is explicit or implied advice with most of the simpler directions in this manual. Monuments, paleontology specimens, skins, textiles, and electronic media too are other types of art covered. As importantly as telling what to do, the authors knowledgeable in the different areas tell what not to do. The format of the chapters is bulleted series of steps on the use of relevant supplies, handling, precautions, movement, etc. And the comb binding allows the book to lay open flat for ready reference while performing the first aid for art.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.