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Author Byrne, Allan.

Title Conserving paintings : basic technical information for contemporary artists / Allan Byrne
Published Roseville East, NSW : Distributed in Australia by Craftsman House ; United States : G+B Arts International, [1995]


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Description 143 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Sect. 1. The Structure of Paintings -- Sect. 2. Frames and Framing -- Sect. 3. Handling, Storage, Transport -- Sect. 4. Environmental
Summary Though Conserving Paintings is intended primarily for artists, the information presented in this book is also valuable for those responsible for the care of paintings in public collections, for corporate or private collectors and for individuals who own works of art
Conserving Paintings is not a book on how to paint. Nor is it a book that chastises contemporary artists for using non-traditional materials and techniques. Instead, Conserving Paintings presents artists with basic technical and conservation information in order that they can prepare their works of art with a high chance of surviving unchanged for future audiences. All too often it is the lack of basic structural information at the construction phase that results in artists producing works of art which incorporate features destined to cause early deterioration. Conserving Paintings also addresses the need for post-production care of works of art. The general acceptance of unnecessary damage to recently completed works of art is unfortunately widespread, with many artists accepting damage to their works as standard procedure. This should not be the case - a damaged work of art should be an exception rather than the norm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 141) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 141) and index
Subject Painting -- Conservation and restoration -- Handbooks, etc. Manuals
Painting -- Conservation and restoration -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 96114204
ISBN 9766410461 (Craftsman)