08 January 2009

Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis (2005)

Title: Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis
Year: 2005
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0-309-54961-2
Online view (full text): http://books.nap.edu/...
PDF: http://www.nap.edu/...(requires free registration)

Description (from the website):
In March 2003, the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia presented the Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Featuring senior investigators of specific methods and materials, the papers in this book examine the application of scientific methods to the study and conservation of art and cultural properties.

Table of contents:

The State of the Field - Overview, John Winter (PDF, 144 kb)
Material Innovation and Artistic Invention: New Materials and New Colors in Renaissance Venetian Paintings, Barbara H. Berrie (PDF, 9590 kb)
The Scientific Examination of Works of Art on Paper, Paul M. Whitmore (PDF, 191 kb)
Changing Approaches in Art Conservation: 1925 to the Present, Joyce Hill Stoner (PDF, 13457 kb)
An Overview of Current Scientific Research on Stone Sculpture, Richard Newman (PDF, 161 kb)
Biodeterioration of Stone, Thomas D. Perry IV, Christopher J. McNamara, and Ralph Mitchell (PDF, 3555 kb)
Techniques and Applications - Analytical Capabilities of Infrared Reflectography: An Art Historian s Perspective, Molly Faries (PDF, 14021 kb)
Color-Accurate Image Archives Using Spectral Imaging, Roy S. Berns (PDF, 1237 kb)
Multispectral Imaging of Paintings in the Infrared to Detect and Map Blue Pigments, John K. Delaney, Elizabeth Walmsley, Barbara H. Berrie, and Colin F. Fletcher (PDF, 3862 kb)
Modern Paints, Tom Learner (PDF, 1646 kb)
Material and Method in Modern Art: A Collaborative Challenge, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro (PDF, 3469 kb)
Raman Microscopy in the Identification of Pigments on Manuscripts and Other Artwork, Robin J. H. Clark (PDF, 5851 kb)
Paint Media Analysis, Michael R. Schilling (PDF, 289 kb)
A Review of Some Recent Research on Early Chinese Jades, Janet G. Douglas (PDF, 887 kb)
APPENDIX A - Contributors (PDF, 146 kb)
APPENDIX B - Program (PDF, 124 kb)
APPENDIX C - Participants (PDF, 147 kb)

07 January 2009

The HEREDUC handbook for teachers (2005)

Title: Heritage in the Classroom. A Practical Manual for Teachers
Authors: Veerle De Troyer, Jens Vermeersch, Hildegarde Van Genechten, Klaus Kösters, Pieter Mols, Jacqueline Van Leeuwen, Nicole Vitré, Fabio Pizzicanella and Antonietta Destro
Publisher: Het Gemeenschapsonderwijs
Year: 2005
Pages: 155
File: pdf, 3.88 Mb
Link: http://www.gemeenschapsonderwijs.be/...
Website: http://www.hereduc.net/...

Description (from the website): The HEREDUC handbook contains approaches to heritage in Europe and concentrates on how teachers might integrate heritage education in lessons, in primary as well as secondary schools. The text is written with practical application in mind. The handbook finishes with a series of 34 inspiring practical examples from five European countries and a selective bibliography.

Table of contents (short version):

Chapter 1. A school trip to the past, with an eye fixed on the future
Chapter 2. Heritage education, Europe and identity
Chapter 3. Learning with and from our heritage
Chapter 4. Heritage projects in all measures
Chapter 5. Practical examples
A selected bibliography

The painter and varnisher's guide (1804)

Title: The painter and varnisher's guide, or, A treatise, both in theory and practice, on the art of making and applying varnishes, on the different kinds of painting (...)
Author: Pierre François Tingry
Publisher: J. Taylor
Year: 1804
Pages: 540

Link1: http://www.archive.org/... (several formats)
Link2: http://books.google.pt/... (PDF, 23.6 Mb)

Table of contents (short version):


Chapter I. Historical account of the nature and properties of the substances which form the basis of varnishes, and of the external qualities by which the best kinds may be known

Chapter II. Of the fluids which serve as an excipient or vehicle to varnish, and tvhich painters denote by the improper name of solvents

Chapter III. General observations on varnishes; with a distribution of them into five genera, determined by their nature and state of consistence

Chapter IV. General observations and precepts respecting the preparation of varnish on a large scale. Description of an alembic with a balneum mariae, the use of which prevents all those accidents that frequently accompany the making of varnish

Chapter V. Observations on the influence which the solar light has to render essence of turpentine proper for the solution of copal, so as to compose a durable and colourless varnish


Chapter I. Historical account of the colouring substances used in painting, with a description of the processes employed to extract them, and of the methods of preparing or modifying them

Chapter II. Philosophical account of the origin of colours, applied to material colours, simple and compound; ivith a description of the processes which art employs to vary the number and richness of the tints resulting from a mixture of them

Chapter III. Of the extent which may be given to the use of the turpentine copal varnishes Nos. 18. and 22., by impregnating them with various solid colouring parts, transparent and proper for answering the purpose of glazing on metallic laminae, smooth ornamented; for imitating transparent enamel, and for repairing those accidents which frequently happen to enamelled articles

Chapter IV. Precepts respecting the application of varnishes, coloured or not coloured, which the artist or amateur ought always to keep in remembrance. Of the different kinds of painting. Of varnihes linen and silk

Chapter V. On painting in distemper. Sising. Composition of colours or distemper. Geeral precepts in regard to this branchof the art

Chapter VI. Of the instruments necessary in the art of varnishing. Observations on the use of some of them