This reference is the primary resource for those working with twentieth century furniture as conservators, curators, dealers, collectors and students. It gives comprehensive coverage of materials and techniques which are encountered in twentieth century furniture by conservators through a contextual point of view and from a practical perspective, including identification, analysis and treatments.The book will describe, analyse and contextualise the materials and techniques used in twentieth century furniture. The furniture ranges from designer craftsman individually made pieces to factory produced batch items. Furniture covered includes cabinet work, decoration, surface finishes and upholstery, observing the traditional repertoire of materials and the innovative materials and processes introduced during the century.
Preface. Introduction. Overview of Twentieth century furniture design and manufacture. (CE) Overview of Twentieth century furniture conservation. (JK) A-Z materials and techniques - description, context, identification, physical and chemical properties, conservation for each item, stablelisation, consolidation, treatment, care and maintenance. Case studies of specific conservation models. Bibliography References Appendices - including sources of treatment materials and laboratories.
Series: Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1
Edition Number: 1