"Issues in the Conservation of Paintings" by . Bomford

Issues in the Conservation of Paintings . Bomford

Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
Getty Conservation Institute,US
520 pages: 252 x 179 x 33mm
35 b&w and 65 colour illustrations

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. 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.

David Bomford is senior restorer of paintings at the National Gallery, London. Mark Leonard is conservator of paintings at the Getty Museum.