Conservation of Wood Artifacts: A Handbook (Natural Science by A. Unger,A.P. Schniewind,W. Unger

By A. Unger,A.P. Schniewind,W. Unger

The impetus for this e-book used to be the will to systematically set up the extant literature at the conservation of cultural estate made up of wooden, from its beginnings ahead of the Christian period to the yr 2000. quite a few released reports and monographs, together with Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva­ tion) released by way of the senior writer in 1988, have seemed through the years, in particular in English and in German. they've got supplied exemplary deal with­ benefit of person components or facets of wooden conservation, yet a comprehen­ sive, up to date exposition of ancient and present advancements has been missing. the various expert fields of the authors, in addition to their insights into tools of conservation and recovery of wooden artifacts in Europe, North the US, and Asia supplied an excellent foundation for the good fortune of this below­ taking. one of many ambitions throughout the exam of the literature used to be that not just famous conservators and scientists from international locations which are leaders in wooden conservation could be represented, yet that much less famous, frequently now not as with no trouble obtainable contributions also needs to be incorporated. in basic terms during this demeanour was once it attainable to attract a accomplished photograph of the nationwide and overseas country of wooden conservation. The paintings and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute have been very worthy in our efforts to judge as many courses as possible.

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