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History of the Restoration and Conservation of Works of Art

Author: Alessandro Conti; Helen Glanville
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"At times controversial and uncompromising, always intellectually honest, Alessandro Conti's book is - astonishingly - the only attempt to comprehensively chart in time, the changing impact of man's desire to preserve for future generations the materials, meaning and appearances of works of art. Remarkable in its meticulous research of source material and breadth of scope, History of the Restoration and Conservation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Conti; Helen Glanville
ISBN: 9780080488936 0080488935
OCLC Number: 1028852091
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Chapter 1 Towards restoration --
chapter 2 Conservation of works of art in the sixteenth century --
chapter 3 Events involving works of art in the sixteenth century --
chapter 3 Some local traditions in Italy --
chapter 4 Gallery pictures --
chapter 3 The restoration of Antique sculpture --
chapter Notes --
chapter 5 Eighteenth-century restorations in Italy and France --
chapter 2 The earliest transfers from panel --
chapter 5 Experiments in the physics and chemistry of painting --
chapter 6 Venice and Pietro Edwards --
chapter 4 Considerations on the restoration of paintings --
chapter 7 From the eighteenth to the nineteenth century --
chapter 5 Napoleonic requisitioning --
chapter 6 The world of the “estrattisti” --
chapter 8 Restoration: from the Academies to Romanticism --
chapter 9 Restoration in Italy after the Unification --
chapter 3 Guglielmo Botti and Cavalcaselle’s restorers --
chapter Final essay: “A serene vision of the relation-ship between material and image” --
chapter 392 Bibliography --
chapter 399 Index of Names --
chapter 409 Index of place names and works --
chapter 418 Glossary of technical terms --
chapter 3 Structural conservation: wall and easel paintings --
chapter Photographic credits.
Responsibility: Alessandro Conti.

Abstract:

"At times controversial and uncompromising, always intellectually honest, Alessandro Conti's book is - astonishingly - the only attempt to comprehensively chart in time, the changing impact of man's desire to preserve for future generations the materials, meaning and appearances of works of art. Remarkable in its meticulous research of source material and breadth of scope, History of the Restoration and Conservation of Works of Arts, translated by Helen Glanville, charts the practices and underlying philosophies of conservation and 'restored' works of art from the Middle Ages to the end of the nineteenth century. In English-speaking countries, a lack of foreign language skills leaves many unable to consult a wealth of both published and unpublished historical documentation. Developments in conservation have therefore tended toward the scientific and analytical. Access to such documentation leads to better understanding of the present appearance of works of art and of their changing aspect and perception over time. Recent publications indicate that there is a great need for people writing on the subject to be aware of material which is not in their mother tongue: approaches presented as 'new' are in fact merely 'contemporary', and have been discussed or practiced in other centuries and countries. Just as knowledge of practices and effects of art conservation and restoration should form an integral part of History of Art Degrees, the more theoretic, abstract and historical aspects, should also be part of the training. This book is an invaluable source for academic and public institutions, art historians as well as practicing conservators and lovers of art."--Provided by publisher.

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