Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice [NOOK Book]

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This well referenced book provides an amply illustrated publication on upholstery conservation which discusses and reviews the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture.

Through many well illustrated case studies the inter-disciplinary collaboration fundamental to upholstery conservation, and the complex decision-making process involved in the treatment of upholstered furniture, are made evident. The ...
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Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice

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Overview

This well referenced book provides an amply illustrated publication on upholstery conservation which discusses and reviews the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture.

Through many well illustrated case studies the inter-disciplinary collaboration fundamental to upholstery conservation, and the complex decision-making process involved in the treatment of upholstered furniture, are made evident. The case histories are contributed by leading international practitioners in the field and concern objects and collections in the care of English Heritage, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other internationally renowned institutions.

Likewise, the contributors, from both sides of the Atlantic, are world-renowned specialists and leaders in this area of conservation working for the public and private sectors. The case histories, illustrated in colour, black and white and specially prepared line drawings, concern object treatment and documentation, the conservation of information, the function and the artefact. They range from the documentation of eighteenth century removable chair covers and the treatment of a nineteenth century carriage to a twentieth century foam-filled chair belonging to a museum.

Audience: Upholstery conservators, textile conservators, furniture conservators, Conservation students/teachers, upholsterers, curators and custodians of historic houses and museum collections, auction houses.

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Lecturers and conservators from the Textile Conservation Centre (U. of Southampton, England) discuss issues related to the care, interpretation, and treatment of upholstered furniture, in order to raise awareness of the importance of the practice in museums, historic houses, and the private sector. Among the case studies they use to demonstrate the principles are objects and collections in the care of English Heritage, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other institutions. Black-and-white photographs and drawings illustrate the steps of restoration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice is a vital reference in a new field, and will be of interest to a wide range of people, not just conservators and curators. It is a fine addition to the Butterworth Heinemann series.'
Conservation News

'Upholstery Conservation is a practical, well-developed textbook on the current state of the art. It will encourage the dissemination of information between people responsible for the conservation of upholstered items and help to improve the practice of upholstery conservation by encouraging the partnership of different specialists to acheive the best outcome.'
Museum National Magazine

'The book sets an excellent standard; it is a major contribution to the study of upholstery conservation in Britain and America and provides an invaluable work of reference upon which further studies can be based.'
The Furniture History Society Newsletter

'This book is useful not only for those who are involved in furniture or textile conservation, but also for scholars and students in the other fields of conservation of cultural property and for the curators who work with furniture collections.'
IIC-Japan Newsletter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135145125
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 209
  • File size: 15 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction: the principles and practices of upholstery conservation. Object Treatment: Case Histories including two different types of minimally interventive treatment; the integration of reproduction of materials for the display of the Hampton Court blue damask state bed of the late 17th century. Documentation: Case studies including 18th century tight-fitting covers from Houghton Hall, an early example of preventative conservation; a pilot research project on 19th century bedroom furnishings at Brodsworth Hall. Appendices: Upholstery documentation guidelines for practitioners. References, Bibliography and Index.

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