Guidelines for the Technical Examination of Bronze Sculpture
ISBN: PB: 9781606066904, Getty Publications, August 2023
518 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 468 colour illus., 80 charts, 15 diagrams
Since the fourth millennium BCE, bronze has been the preferred medium for some of the most prestigious and sacred works of art. But only through interdisciplinary research can the fabrication of these extraordinary objects be properly investigated, i...
Conserving Canvas
ISBN: PB: 9781606068243, Getty Publications, July 2023
640 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 373 colour illus.
In 2019 Yale University, with the support of the Getty Foundation, held an international conference, where nearly four hundred attendees from more than twenty countries gathered to discuss a vital topic: how best to conserve paintings on canvas. It w...
Roy Lichtenstein Outdoor Painted Sculpture
ISBN: PB: 9781606066690, Getty Publications, May 2023
168 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 139 colour illus., 10 black&white illus., 13 tables
The first book-length study to examine the materials and techniques used in the fabrication and painting of the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's outdoor sculpture. Vibrant color was essential to the paintings of the American pop artist Roy Li...
Expanded Field of Conservation
ISBN: PB: 9780300266948, Yale University Press, February 2023
320 pp., 24.1x17.7 cm, 90 colour illus.
A global reconsideration and broadening of the definition of art conservation through the lenses of theory, ethics, culture, and history. Thought-provoking and timely, this volume challenges inherited thinking on art conservation practice and purpos...
Properties of Plastics A Guide for Conservators
ISBN: PB: 9781606066935, Getty Publications, August 2022
360 pp., 23.5x19 cm
Almost every museum in the world is confronted with plastics in their collections. Research initiatives and knowledge concerning the conservation of heritage objects made of plastics have proliferated over the last twenty-five years, necessitating th...
Living Matter: The Preservation of Biological Materials in Contemporary Art An International Conference Held in Mexico City, June 3-5, 2019
ISBN: HB: 9781606066874, Getty Publications, May 2022
362 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 267 colour illus., 4 tables
Eggshells, flowers, onion peels, sponge cake, dried bread, breast milk-these are just a few of the biological materials that some contemporary artists have used to make art. But how can works made from such perishable ingredients be preserved? And wh...
Clyfford Still The Artists Materials
ISBN: PB: 9781606066959, Getty Publications, August 2021
168 pp., 25x15 cm
Among the most radical of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters, Clyfford Still has also long been among the least studied. Still severed ties with the commercial art world in the early 1950s, and his estate at the time of his death in 1...
Managing Energy Use in Modern Buildings Case Studies in Conservation Practice
ISBN: PB: 9781606066973, Getty Publications, August 2021
192 pp., 25x15 cm, colour illus.
This collection of ten case studies addresses the unique challenges surrounding the improvement of energy consumption and thermal comfort in modern buildings built between 1931 and 1969 and offers valuable lessons for other structures facing similar...
Renaissance Restored
ISBN: PB: 9781606066966, Getty Publications, July 2021
208 pp., 25x15 cm
This handsomely illustrated volume traces the intersections of art history and paintings restoration in nineteenth-century Europe. Repairing works of art and writing about them-the practices that became art conservation and art history-share a common...
Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History Volume 5: Modern and Contemporary Art
ISBN: PB: 9780300261035, Yale University Press, June 2021
220 pp., 27.9x20.3 cm, 180 colour and black&white illus.
Volume 5 of the National Gallery of Art's biennial conservation research journal Facture explores issues associated with the conservation and technical analysis of modern and contemporary art. Focusing on works in a variety of media by celebrated art...