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Despite the perception that artworks are timeless and unchanging, they are actually subject to biological attack from a variety of sourcesand#151;from bacteria to fungi to insects. This groundbreaking volume, which publishes the proceedings of a conference held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002, explores how the development of these organisms can be arrested while preserving both the work of art and the health of the conservator.

The richly illustrated text, containing the writings of over 40 scientists and conservators, is divided into sections on stone and mural paintings, paper, textiles, wood and archaeological materials, treatment and prevention, and special topics. The artworks and cultural properties discussed include, among many others, Paleolithic cave paintings, Tiffany drawings, huts built by early Antarctic explorers, and a collection of toothbrushes taken from Auschwitz victims.

Synopsis:

Biodeterioration of works of art.

About the Author

Robert J. Koestler is a research scientist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Victoria H. Koestler is a freelance writer and editor; A. Elena Charola is a freelance conservation scientist; and Fernando E. Nieto-Fernandez is a biologist at Old Westbury College, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300104820
Author:
Koestler, Robert J.
Editor:
Koestler, Victoria
Editor:
Koestler, Victoria
Editor:
Charola, A. Elena
Author:
Koestler, Victoria H.
Author:
Nieto-Fernandez, Fernando E.
Author:
Charola, A. Elena
Editor:
Charola, A. Elena
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Location:
N
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
147 b/w + 90 color illus. + 17 graphs
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in 3.39 lb

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