Textile Conservator's Manual [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Textile Conservator's Manual

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Overview

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.

Audience: Student and practising conservators, curators, art historians.

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Provides an in-depth review of the current practice, ethics, and materials used in textile conservation, concentrating on decorative art objects from major cultures. Part I gives practical instruction on aspects such as cleaning, chemicals and their uses, display, transportation, equipment, and the workroom. Part II describes case histories. Includes b&w photos and drawings. This second edition offers a simplified format. Expanded material encompasses recent developments that will increase the conservator's ability to interpret signs of aging and past activity on the object. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Provides an in-depth review of the current practice, ethics, and materials used in textile conservation. Concentrating on decorative art objects (from a fragment of linen 4,000 years old to a theatrical backcloth of the 20th century) from the major cultures, the manual gives practical instruction and a wide variety of case studies. For this edition (1st, 1985) the text has been expanded to include changes brought about by recent developments in the conservation of material. This new information will increase the reader's ability to interpret signs of aging and past activity on the object. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135145200
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 364
  • File size: 67 MB
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 The Manual 1
1 The profession 3
2 Technology 8
3 Examination, options and choice 28
4 Recording, handling and preparation 43
5 Chemicals and their uses 67
6 Cleaning 79
7 Support and consolidation 106
8 Reassembly and finishing 149
9 Display, storage and transportation 160
10 Equipment and the workroom 175
Appendix A Materials and equipment 186
Appendix B Emergency procedures: fire, flood and infestation 197
Appendix C Glossary of weaving terms 198
Appendix D The environment 200
Pt. 2 Ideas and Experience 203
11 Old case histories revisited 205
12 Detection and reconstruction 224
13 Upholstery 248
14 The conservation of large objects 277
15 Experience and experiment 303
16 Disasters 322
Abbreviations 329
References 330
Further reading 332
Photograph credits 334
Index 335
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