Conservation of Leather and Related Materials

Conservation of Leather and Related Materials

by Marion Kite, Roy Thomson

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ISBN-13: 9781136415227
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/11/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,164,646
File size: 24 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Dedication; Foreward; The nature and properties of leather; Collagen: the leathermaking protein; The fibre structure of leather: The chemistry of tanning materials; The mechanisms of deterioration in leather; Testing leathers and related materials; The manufacture of leather; The social position of Leatherworkers; Gilt leather; Cuir bouilli; The tools and techniques of leatherworking: correct tools + skills = quality; General principles of care, storage and display; Materials and techniques: past and present; Taxidermy; Furs and furriery: history, techniques and conservation; The tanning, dressing and conservation of exotic, aquatic and feathered skins; Ethnographic leather and skin products; Collagen products: glues, gelatine, gut membrane and sausage casings; The manufacture of parchment; The conservation of parchment; Conservation of leather bookbindings: a mosaic of contemporary techniques; The conservation of archaeological
leather; Case histories of treatments

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