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Artists' Pigments, Volume 3: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics

Series: Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics Volume: 3

By: Elizabeth West Fitzhugh(Editor), Earl A Powell III(Preface By), Ross M Merrill(Foreword By)

364 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

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Hardback | May 2012 | #217913 | ISBN-13: 9781904982760
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NHBS Price: £74.99 $97/€82 approx

About this book

Each volume in this four-volume set concentrates on different pigments. The series is an Encyclopedic Reference intended for:
- The practising artist to learn a pigment’s color, hiding power, lightfastness, toxicity, compatibility;
- The art historian to know how an artist worked, what pigments were used, whether they were pure or mixed, opaque or transparent, layered or not;
- The conservator to devise techniques necessary for the care and conservation of works of art, to determine what is original, to repair damages, to compensate for missing portions of a painted surface;
- The curator and the connoisseur to know the history of manufacture and use of pigments, to authenticate and assign probable dates to works of art;
- The conservation scientist to learn identification methods used, including optical microscopy, microchemical tests, X-ray diffraction, infrared and reflectance spectrophotometry, and electron microscopy.

This volume has been reprinted without modification in the form first published in 1997.


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