Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

ISBN-10: 0892363983

ISBN-13: 9780892363988

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Description: This is the first comprehensive collection of texts on the conservation of art and architecture to be published in the English language. Designed for students of art history as well as conservation, the book consists of forty-five texts, some never before translated into English and many originally published only in obscure or foreign journals. The thirty major art historians and scholars represented raise questions such as when to restore, what to preserve, and how to maintain aesthetic character. Readings come from the work of such writers as Ruskin, Berenson, Clive Bell, Cesare Brandi, Kenneth Clark, Erwin Panofsky, E.H. Gombrich, Marie Cl. Berducou, and Paul Philippot. The fully illustrated book also contains references, a glossary of terms, and an index.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Note to the Reader
The Eye's Caress: Looking, Appreciation, and Connoisseurship
The Lamp of Memory, I
Aesthetics and History in the Visual Arts
Art
Looking at Pictures
The History of Art as a Humanistic Discipline
The Modern Cult of Monuments: Its Essence and Its Development
Principles of Art History
Italian Painters of the Renaissance
Conversations with Berenson
Fundamental Laws of Sculpture
From Light into Paint
Of Turnerian Mystery: Secondly, Willful
Rudiments of Connoisseurship
On Art and Connoisseurship
Connoisseurship
The Nature of Gothic
The Original Intent of the Artist
Art in Transition
Crimes against the Cubists
The Autonomy of Restoration: Ethical Considerations in Relation to Artistic Concepts
The Emergence of Modern Conservation Theory
That Mighty Sculptor, Time
Restoration from the Perspective of the Humanities
Theory of Restoration, I
The Integration of the Image: Problems in the Restoration of Monuments
Knowing How to "Question" the Object before Restoring It
Introduction to Archaeological Conservation
Historical Perspective
Historic Preservation: Philosophy, Criteria, Guidelines, I
Degradation, Conservation, and Restoration of Works of Art: Historical Overview
Further Materials for a History of Conservation
The Surgery of Memory: Ancient Sculpture and Historical Restorations
Restoration and Anti-Restoration
Restoration
Manifesto of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Lamp of Memory, II
Reintegration of Losses
On Restorations
The Problem of the Integration of Lacunae in the Restoration of Paintings
Theory of Restoration, II
Problems of Presentation
Theory of Restoration and Methodological Unity
Historic Preservation: Philosophy Criteria, Guidelines, II
The Idea of Patina
The Idea of Patina and the Cleaning of Paintings
Theory of Restoration, III
The Cleaning of Pictures in Relation to Patina, Varnish, and Glazes
A Review of the History and Practice of Patination
The Surface of Objects and Museum Style
The Role of Science and Technology
Scientific Research and the Restoration of Paintings
The Scientist's Role in Historic Preservation with Particular Reference to Stone Conservation
The Science and Art of Conservation of Cultural Property
Annotated Bibliography
About the Authors
Illustration Credits
Index
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