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This prize-winning book offers the only comprehensive discussion available on materials, techniques, and condition issues in Western easel paintings from medieval times to the present.

“An essential handbook for the pro, and also a beautifully illustrated primer for the layperson. Kirsh and Levenson teach the most valuable lessons about painting of all: how meanings, material, and techniques are bound up together.”—John Walsh, former director, J. Paul Getty Museum

“Every element of Kirsh and Levenson’s book is smart, concise, and informative. . . . [It is] the essential book on its subject.”—Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

“A long overdue book with direct relevance for modern students of the history of art.”—Libby Sheldon, Burlington Magazine

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This clear and accessible handbook introduces viewers to the study of paintings as physical objects. In close examinations of twenty-five works of art from medieval to contemporary times, the book explains the layers of a painting, how paintings can change over time, information that may be on the reverse, and more. The authors also show how the physical attributes of an artwork can illuminate important critical, historical, and social issues.

Synopsis:

This prize-winning book offers the only comprehensive discussion available on materials, techniques, and condition issues in Western easel paintings from medieval times to the present.

About the Author

Andrea Kirsh is an independent scholar and critic. Rustin S. Levenson is conservation director of Rustin Levenson Art Conservation Associates, New York City, and Florida Conservation Associates, Miami.

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ISBN:
9780300094084
Author:
Kirsh, Andrea
Author:
Levenson, Rustin S.
Author:
Levenson, Rustin
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Painting, american
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
217 b/w + 50 color illus.
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.88 in 2.7 lb

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This clear and accessible handbook introduces viewers to the study of paintings as physical objects. In close examinations of twenty-five works of art from medieval to contemporary times, the book explains the layers of a painting, how paintings can change over time, information that may be on the reverse, and more. The authors also show how the physical attributes of an artwork can illuminate important critical, historical, and social issues.
"Synopsis" by , This prize-winning book offers the only comprehensive discussion available on materials, techniques, and condition issues in Western easel paintings from medieval times to the present.
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