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Gilded Metals : History, Technology and Conservation

By: Drayman-Weisser, Terry(Edited by)

187313276X / 9781873132760
Hardback
739.15
11/08/2000
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United Kingdom
227 x 308 mm, 1802 grams 396 pages, 314ill.(174col.).
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly Undergraduate

Through this lavishly illustrated volume, readers will discover how various cultures, ranging from ancient societies to more recent Western cultures, created gilded surfaces and how the allure of gold inspired new and ingenious technologies.

Among others, practical techniques covered include foil and leaf gilding, depletion and diffusion techniques, fire gilding and electroplating.

Conservation issues are also addressed.

BIC:

ABC Conservation, restoration & care of artworks, AC History of art / art & design styles, AFKG Precious metal, precious stones & jewellery: artworks & design, AFT Decorative arts

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