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Description - Chemicals and Methods for Conservation and Restoration by Johannes Karl Fink

Before the 1970s, most information concerning the conservation and restoration of paintings, wood, and archaeological artefacts were focused on the history of the artefacts, previous attempts of conservation, and the future use of these artefacts. The technical methods of how the restoration and conservation were made were dealt with only very briefly. Today, sophisticated methods of scientific analysis such as DNA are common place, and this encourages conservators and scientists to work together to work out the development of new methods for analysis and conservation of artefacts.
This book focuses on the chemicals used for conservation and restoration of various artefacts in artwork and archaeology, as well as special applications of these materials. Also the methods used, both methods for cleaning, conservation and restoration, as well as methods for the analysis of the state of the respective artefacts. Topics include oil paintings, paper conservation, textiles and dyes for them, archaeological wood, fossils, stones, metals and metallic coins, and glasses, including church windows.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781119418245
ISBN-10: 1119418240
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Johannes Karl Fink

Johannes Karl Fink is Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at Montanuniversitat Leoben, Austria. His industry and academic career spans more than 35 years in the fields of polymers, and his research interests include characterization, flame retardancy, thermodynamics and the degradation of polymers, pyrolysis, and adhesives. Professor Fink has published many books on physical chemistry and polymer science including 9 with Wiley-Scrivener, amongst which are A Concise Introduction to Additives for Thermoplastic Polymers (2009), Polymeric Sensors and Actuators (2012), The Chemistry of Biobased Polymers (2014), and Metallized and Magnetic Polymers (2016).

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