Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (August 28, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
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I'd like to address the previous reviewer and anyone reading that review. Please don't attempt to conserve or restore a work of art yourself. Consult with a conservator who is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works(AIC)if you are in the US. The AIC website has a directory of conservators which can be searched by location and specialty. In addition to developing knowledge beyond a firm foundation in art history and chemistry, conservators undergo years of training before they even enter a graduate program. It is vital to have a thorough understanding of both the materials of the artwork and how any materials applied to it will interact with them. Most often, do it yourself repairs cause more harm to the art object. After all, you wouldn't repair a herniated disk if you aren't a doctor.
This books is juste the bible of all restorer and conservator. It is the base that we must have in our profession.
porcelain restoration is just a hobby for me.Maybe it was my fault to think that this book would be useful for my studies,but it was not.The features of the materials are described very detailed and actually nice but it was hard for me to understand and follow the text.If you are doing this job as a professional it is ok,but it was too much for me.
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