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Conservation of Wood Artifacts : A Handbook - Achim Unger

Conservation of Wood Artifacts

A Handbook

Hardcover Published: 29th August 2001
ISBN: 9783540415800
Number Of Pages: 578

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The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva­ tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the years, especially in English and in German. They have provided exemplary treat­ merit of individual areas or aspects of wood conservation, but a comprehen­ sive, up-to-date exposition of historic and current developments has been lacking. The diverse professional fields of the authors, as well as their insights into methods of conservation and restoration of wood artifacts in Europe, North America, and Asia provided a solid basis for the success of this under­ taking. One of the goals during the examination of the literature was that not only well-known conservators and scientists from countries that are leaders in wood conservation should be represented, but that less well-known, often not as readily accessible contributions should also be included. Only in this manner was it possible to draw a comprehensive picture of the national and international state of wood conservation. The Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute were very helpful in our efforts to evaluate as many publications as possible.

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"This is a landmark book for the conservation profession written by wood scientists who understand the need to establish a current, annotated, and well-referenced work on the research and publications related to wood conservation. It establishes a new level of professional scholarship on the subject of wood conservation by bringing together an extraordinary amount of information, research, and references in one volume. ...Any conservation scientist, conservator, or student involved in the preservation of wooden cultural material will want to have access to this publication. The Conservation of Wood Artifacts should be a core publication for any training program that includes the subject in its curriculum. ...The conservation community is well served by this example of effective organization and the application of rigorous standards in presenting concepts supported by the extant literature." (Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Summer 2002, Volume, Number 2)

History of Wood Conservation
Wood Structure
Wood Properties
Corrosion Behaviour of Wood
Biological Deterioration of Wood
Diagnosis of Wood Condition
Liquid Wood Preservatives
Physical Control Methods
Biological Methods
Adhesives and Gap Fillers
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ISBN: 9783540415800
ISBN-10: 3540415807
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 578
Published: 29th August 2001
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Type: Annotated