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    A Closer Look: Conservation of Paintings (Closer Look) (Paperback) By (author) David Bomford

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    DescriptionThis is the essential book on conservation theory and practice. "A Closer Look" is the new series title for the updated and refreshed National Gallery Pocket Guide range. The series has been enhanced with a stronger format, attractive design, new photography and additional information. "Conservation of Paintings", always a popular title in the original series, is extended with new case studies. The series, "A Closer Look" examines in straightforward terms different themes and subjects in painting. The preservation of works of art for future generations is a central function of the National Gallery. This expert guide shows how modern conservation differs significantly from that of previous eras: the emphasis now is on long-term stabilisation by methods that alter the structure of a painting as little as possible. Nevertheless, if paintings are obscured by discoloured varnishes and old repaints, there may be a case for cleaning, and this has often sparked controversy. Some of those issues are examined here. "Conservation of Paintings" discusses and describes the material nature of paintings, how they age and the main types of conservation treatment carried out on panel and canvas paintings, along with some of the problems involved in cleaning and restoration. A series of case studies of pictures from the National Gallery vividly illustrates the complex and varied issues that confront the conservator.

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    A Closer Look
    Conservation of Paintings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Bomford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857094411
    ISBN 10: 1857094417

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ANT008000, ART050000
    BIC subject category V2: ABC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 751.62
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ND1630 .B66 2009
    Thema V1.0: AFC, ABC
    Illustrations note
    approx. 90 colour illustrations
    National Gallery Company Ltd
    Imprint name
    National Gallery Company Ltd
    Publication date
    25 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Bomford is Associate Director for Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. He was formerly Senior Restorer at the National Gallery, London. Jill Dunkerton is Restorer and Martin Wyld is Director of Conservation at the National Gallery, London. They are regular contributors to the highly regarded National Gallery Technical Bulletin.