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Italian Renaissance Frames at the V&a: A Technical Study

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This visually stunning and technically detailed book is an in-depth analysis of the materials and techniques used on thirty eight of the V&A's Renaissance frames. The book will teach the reader to recognise frame style, structure and surface decoration of the period, as well as additions and alterations and later frames in the style.  

* First detailed technical analysis of the V&A's most important Renaissance frames

* Highly illustrated with 100 + colour photos of front back and details, digital reconstructions, section profiles, and illustrations of frame types, joints and mouldings. 

* Provides a comparative reference for Renaissance frames in other publications

Christine Powell has worked at the V&A since 1993. She is a Senior Furniture Conservator specialising in gilt wood European Furniture, mirror and picture frames.  She has also worked at The National Gallery London for seven years as conservator working on European painted and gilt wood altarpieces and frames and The Wallace Collection for two years on European gilt wood frames and furniture. She has taught and published articles on the history, materials techniques and conservation of gilding. Christine studied furniture making and restoration of furniture at the London College of Furniture (latterly the Metropolitan University) including wood finishing, carving and gilding. Before this she worked in private practice for furniture restoration and special paint effects firms. She also attended Epsom School of Art and Design.

Zoë Allen first joined the V&A in 2000 to work on gilt wooden objects for the British Galleries and returned to the V&A in 2003 where she has worked since as Frames and Gilded Furniture Conservator. Before joining the V&A full time she worked as a conservator for both public institutions, such as English Heritage, and private practices including projects at the Royal Academy, St Paul’s Cathedral and Somerset House. Zoë has published articles on her work. After a first degree in French Literature, Zoë studied conservation at the City & Guilds of London Art School. Her training covered the conservation of objects made from wood, stone and other sculptural materials, gilding and decorative surfaces. Internships included the National Institute for Restoration, Croatia, the Royal Collection, London and the Museum of London.

* First detailed technical analysis and documentation of 40 of the most important

Renaissance frames in the V&A collection.

* Provides a comparative reference for Renaissance frames in other international

collections.

* Highly illustrated with 100+ commissioned colour photos of frame fronts,

backs and close-up shots of details as well as digital reconstruction of selected frames

Synopsis:

In-depth technical analysis of important Renaissance frames with detailed images and digital reconstruction of selected frames from the prestigious V&A Museum collections.

Synopsis:

Renaissance Frames is an in-depth analysis of materials and techniques used on forty of the V&A's most important Renaissance frames. This visually stunning and technically detailed book will enable the reader to recognise frame style, the design appropriate for the period, as well as additions or alterations and frames that have

been made later, but 'aged' to look older. In addition to covering materials and techniques, form and function, an explanation of how surface decoration is achieved and whether the surface is original or not (particularly of use in detecting fakes), Renaissance Frames offers digital reconstruction of selected frames to see what they originally looked like and explains why they look like they do today.

* First detailed technical analysis and documentation of 40 of the most important

Renaissance frames in the V&A collection.

* Provides a comparative reference for Renaissance frames in other international

collections.

* Highly illustrated with 100+ commissioned colour photos of frame fronts,

backs and close-up shots of details as well as digital reconstruction of selected frames

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 40 frames; Glossary; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750686198
Author:
Powell, Christine
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Author:
Allen, Zoe
Subject:
Care & Restoration
Subject:
History - Renaissance
Subject:
European
Subject:
Conservation & Preservation
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , In-depth technical analysis of important Renaissance frames with detailed images and digital reconstruction of selected frames from the prestigious V&A Museum collections.
"Synopsis" by , Renaissance Frames is an in-depth analysis of materials and techniques used on forty of the V&A's most important Renaissance frames. This visually stunning and technically detailed book will enable the reader to recognise frame style, the design appropriate for the period, as well as additions or alterations and frames that have

been made later, but 'aged' to look older. In addition to covering materials and techniques, form and function, an explanation of how surface decoration is achieved and whether the surface is original or not (particularly of use in detecting fakes), Renaissance Frames offers digital reconstruction of selected frames to see what they originally looked like and explains why they look like they do today.

* First detailed technical analysis and documentation of 40 of the most important

Renaissance frames in the V&A collection.

* Provides a comparative reference for Renaissance frames in other international

collections.

* Highly illustrated with 100+ commissioned colour photos of frame fronts,

backs and close-up shots of details as well as digital reconstruction of selected frames

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