Issues in the Conservation of Paintings

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Getty Publications, 2004 - Art - 581 pages
This volume on paintings conservation includes more than seventy texts ranging from the fifteenth century to the present day. Some are classic and highly influential writings; others, although little known when first published, in retrospect reflect important themes and issues in the history of the field. Many appear here in English for the first time, including translations of D. Vicente Polero y Toledo's 1855 essay "Arte de la Restauración" (The Art of Restoration), and Victor Bauer-Bolton's treatise from 1914, "Sollen fehlende Stellen bei Gemälden ergänzt werden?" (Should Missing Areas of Paintings Be Made Good?).
The book is divided into six sections: An Historical Miscellany, History of the Profession, Study of Artists' Materials and Techniques, Structural Interventions, Philosophical and Practical Approaches to Cleaning and Restoration, and Cleaning Controversies.
This is the second volume to appear in the Getty Conservation Institute's Readings in Conservation series, which publishes texts considered fundamental to an understanding of the history, philosophies, and methodologies of conservation.
 

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Contents

Historical Miscellany i
1
History of the Profession
37
Study of Artists Materials and Techniques
137
Sir Charles Lock Eastlake Venetian Methods 1869
158
Structural Interventions
223
Philosophical and Practical Approaches
291
Vicente Polero y Toledo The Art of Restoration 1855
299
Twentieth International Congress of the History of Art
370
Cleaning Controversies
425
Anonymous Our Own Correspondent Storm over
492
Variations on a Theme
507
John Richardson Crimes against the Cubists 1983
531
Suggested Reading
549
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David Bomford is senior restorer of paintings at the National Gallery, London. Mark Leonard is conservator of paintings at the Getty Museum.

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