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    The Textile Conservator's Manual (Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Conservation and Museology) (Paperback) By (author) Sheila Landi

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    DescriptionThis second edition of 'Textile Conservator's Manual', now revised and available in paperback, provides an in-depth review of the current practice, ethics and materials used in textile conservation. Concentrating on decorative art objects from the major cultures, the book gives practical instruction and a wide variety of case histories. While the format has been simplified, the text has been expanded and updated to include changes bought about by recent developments in the conservation of material. This new information will increase the reader's ability to interpret signs of ageing and past activity on the object. New case histories in Part Two represent major investigations into the technical history. A basis is provided from which to develop practical skills, taking into account the needs of the object, its essential characteristics of appearance and, above all, its structure. The book covers a wide range of decorative objects, from a fragment of linen 4000 years old to a theatrical backcloth of the twentieth century. This book is practical and thought-provoking, not only about what is being done and how, but also why.


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    Title
    The Textile Conservator's Manual
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sheila Landi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 960 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750638975
    ISBN 10: 0750638974
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TDH
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T General Subject: 120
    DC22: 746
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: TEC055000
    DC21: 746
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16880
    BISAC V2.8: ANT008000
    BIC subject category V2: AFW
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: ABC, TDG
    DC22: 746/.028/8
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NK8804.5 .L36 1998
    Thema V1.0: TDC, AFW, ABC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
    Publication date
    03 March 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    PART ONE: The profession; Technology; The objects, examination, options and choice; Recording, handling and preparation; Chemicals and their uses; Cleaning; Support and consolidation; Reassembly and finishing; Display, storage and transportation; Equipment and the workroom; Appendix A; Materials and equipment; Appendix B; Fire, flood and infestation. Appendix C; Glossary of weaving terms. PART TWO: Case histories revised; Detection and reconstruction; Upholstery; Large objects; Experience and experiment; Disasters; Index.