The Pigment Compendium: Optical Microscopy of Historical Pigments

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 416 pages
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This is an essential purchase for all painting conservators and conservation scientists dealing with paintings and painted objects. It provides the first definitive manual dedicated to optical microscopy of historical pigments.

Illustrated throughout with full colour images reproduced to the highest possible quality, this book is based on years of painstaking research into the visual and optical properties of pigments.

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, the Pigment Compendium is a major addition to the study and understanding of historic pigments.

* Invaluable reference for both painting conservators and conservation scientists
* Covers over 250 ancient and modern artist's pigments worldwide
* Full colour throughout for pigment identification
 

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Contents

OPTICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PIGMENT PARTICLES FROM POLARISED LIGHT MICROSCOPY
viii
Introduction
ix
OPTICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PIGMENT PARTICLES FROM POLARISED LIGHT MICROSCOPY
1
Samples
381
References
402
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About the author (2004)

Painting conservator, with her own private conservation business. Also a visiting lecturer for Sotheby's Fine Art Course, Guildhall University, University of Northumbria, Croatian State Institute for Conservation and ICCROM.

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