The Conservation and Restoration of Paintings: An Introduction (Suny Series in Afro-American Studies)

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Describes the work, ethical consideration, and tools of restorers, explains how paintings are constructed, and discusses repair and renovation techniques

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This is a comprehensive book to serve as a guide to the most fascinating aspects of the conservation and restoration of paintings. It offers invaluable information and explains clearly what happens in dealing with the confusing problems encountered during the undertaking of work on restoration. The author assembles and discusses basic details of techniques, materials used in both the original paintings and in restoration, chemical formulas, equipment and methods of handling and storage; he also recounts the ways in which many common pitfalls can be avoided, and gives other practical tips based on 30 years of experience. The contents include chapters on the Restorer and his Studio; Construction of Paintings; Technique of Painting; Renovation and Repair; a Bibliography and a Glossary. There are eleven line drawings illustrating restoration techniques and the assembly of components. This book will prove very informative to the Restorer, present or prospective.

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John Clifton lives in Rudgwick, West Sussex, England. His watercolors and oils of marine subjects can be found on the east and west coasts of the United States and in England.

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