Synopses & Reviews
Conservation and Restoration of Glass is an in-depth guide to the materials and practices required for the care and preservation of glass objects. It provides thorough coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of glass conservation.
This new edition of Newton and Davison's original book, Conservation of Glass, includes sections on the nature of glass, the historical development and technology of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. Professional conservators will welcome the inclusion of recommendations for examination and documentation. Incorporating treatment of both excavated glass and historic and decorative glass, the book provides the knowledge required by conservators and restorers and is invaluable for anyone with glass objects in their care.
* Includes both theoretical background and practical procedures, providing a comprehensive view of the subject
* Contains new highly illustrated case studies
* Concentrates on 2 and 3 dimensional glass object restoration
About the Author
Sandra Davison trained as an archaeological objects conservator at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, U.K. She has worked as a practising conservator for over thirty years, including 14 years at the British Museum. In private practice since 1984, Sandra has lectured and published widely, and taught glass restoration in many countries. In 1979 she was made a Fellow of the IIC, and in 2000 became an accredited member of the UKIC.
Table of Contents
Introduction, The nature of glass, Historic development, Technology, Deterioration of glass , Materials used for glass conservation, Technical examination, Conservation and Restoration of glass, Appendix I Materials, Appendix II Sources of information, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.