Textile Conservator's Manual / Edition 2

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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: 9780750638975
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Conservation and Museology Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: The profession; Technology; The objects, examination, options and choice; Recording, handling and preparation; Chemicals and their uses; Cleaning; Support and consolidation; Reassembly and finishing; Display, storage and transportation; Equipment and the workroom; Appendix A; Materials and equipment; Appendix B; Fire, flood and infestation. Appendix C; Glossary of weaving terms. PART TWO: Case histories revised; Detection and reconstruction; Upholstery; Large objects; Experience and experiment; Disasters; Index.

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