Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage / Edition 1

Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage / Edition 1

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by Nicholas Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892363983

ISBN-13: 9780892363988

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Getty Publications


This is the first comprehensive collection of texts on the conservation of art and architecture to be published in the English language. Designed for students of art history as well as conservation, the book consists of forty-five texts, some never before translated into English and many originally published only in obscure or foreign journals. The thirty major…  See more details below

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This is the first comprehensive collection of texts on the conservation of art and architecture to be published in the English language. Designed for students of art history as well as conservation, the book consists of forty-five texts, some never before translated into English and many originally published only in obscure or foreign journals. The thirty major art historians and scholars represented raise questions such as when to restore, what to preserve, and how to maintain aesthetic character. Readings come from the work of such writers as Ruskin, Berenson, Clive Bell, Cesare Brandi, Kenneth Clark, Erwin Panofsky, E.H. Gombrich, Marie Cl. Berducou, and Paul Philippot. The fully illustrated book also contains references, a glossary of terms, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892363988
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Readings in Conservation Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Note to the Reader
Pt. IThe Eye's Caress: Looking, Appreciation, and Connoisseurship1
1The Lamp of Memory, I42
2Aesthetics and History in the Visual Arts44
3Art47
4Looking at Pictures56
5The History of Art as a Humanistic Discipline60
6The Modern Cult of Monuments: Its Essence and Its Development69
7Principles of Art History84
8Italian Painters of the Renaissance100
9Conversations with Berenson106
10Fundamental Laws of Sculpture108
11From Light into Paint110
12Of Turnerian Mystery: Secondly, Willful129
13Rudiments of Connoisseurship131
14On Art and Connoisseurship139
15Connoisseurship154
16The Nature of Gothic158
Pt. IIThe Original Intent of the Artist161
17Art in Transition176
18Crimes against the Cubists185
19The Autonomy of Restoration: Ethical Considerations in Relation to Artistic Concepts193
Pt. IIIThe Emergence of Modern Conservation Theory201
20That Mighty Sculptor, Time212
21Restoration from the Perspective of the Humanities216
22Theory of Restoration, I230
23The Integration of the Image: Problems in the Restoration of Monuments236
24Knowing How to "Question" the Object before Restoring It244
25Introduction to Archaeological Conservation248
Pt. IVHistorical Perspective261
26Historic Preservation: Philosophy, Criteria, Guidelines, I268
27Degradation, Conservation, and Restoration of Works of Art: Historical Overview275
28Further Materials for a History of Conservation281
29The Surgery of Memory: Ancient Sculpture and Historical Restorations288
Pt. VRestoration and Anti-Restoration307
30Restoration314
31Manifesto of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings319
32The Lamp of Memory, II322
Pt. VIReintegration of Losses325
33On Restorations332
34The Problem of the Integration of Lacunae in the Restoration of Paintings335
35Theory of Restoration, II339
36Problems of Presentation343
37Theory of Restoration and Methodological Unity355
38Historic Preservation: Philosophy Criteria, Guidelines, II358
Pt. VIIThe Idea of Patina365
39The Idea of Patina and the Cleaning of Paintings372
40Theory of Restoration, III377
41The Cleaning of Pictures in Relation to Patina, Varnish, and Glazes380
42A Review of the History and Practice of Patination394
43The Surface of Objects and Museum Style415
Pt. VIIIThe Role of Science and Technology423
44Scientific Research and the Restoration of Paintings432
45The Scientist's Role in Historic Preservation with Particular Reference to Stone Conservation439
46The Science and Art of Conservation of Cultural Property445
Annotated Bibliography451
About the Authors472
Illustration Credits483
Index486

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