Conservation of Stained Glass in America

A Manual for Studios and Caretakers

Author: Julie L. Sloan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 225

View: 4797

The shimmering, iridescent glow of vibrantly-colored glass is dimmed & damaged by a century's dirt & neglect. It is time for America's heritage of magnificent stained glass -- installed in churches, public buildings & countless homes -- to be restored to its original beauty & strength. Designed & installed a hundred years ago during a time of great enthusiasm for stained glass, the natural aging process has affected the structural network of the windows. They have begun to buckle & bow, as well as show other signs of distress on the incomparable luster of their surfaces. Dirt has crept between the pieces of glass, smudging faces & blurring inscriptions. The putty that held the glass in place has dried & fallen out. Often well-meant but overzealous cleaning has caused damage. But few owners of stained glass windows understand either their construction or how best to go about preserving them. CONSERVATION OF STAINED GLASS IN AMERICA is a complete guide for both the owners of stained glass windows & for artists & studios who restore them. Its examples & illustrations are focused on American stained glass, even though many of the techniques were developed in Europe, where stained glass has a long & noble history. In the United States however, the glass itself is different than that made in Europe. The problems & solutions are different, too. The author, Julie L. Sloan, pioneered many of today's standards in stained glass restoration. To order: Art in Architecture Press, Inc., Tonetta Lake Road, Brewster, NY 10509. 914-278-2187.

Conservation and Restoration of Glass

Author: Sandra Davison,R.G. Newton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136415513

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 392

View: 6507

Conservation and Restoration of Glass is an in-depth guide to the materials and practices required for the care and preservation of glass objects. It provides thorough coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of glass conservation. This new edition of Newton and Davison's original book, Conservation of Glass, includes sections on the nature of glass, the historical development and technology of glassmaking, and the deterioration of glass. Professional conservators will welcome the inclusion of recommendations for examination and documentation. Incorporating treatment of both excavated glass and historic and decorative glass, the book provides the knowledge required by conservators and restorers and is invaluable for anyone with glass objects in their care.

Standards for Preservation and Rehabilitation

Author: Stephen J. Kelley

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803120068

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 443

View: 6974

Collects some 30 papers dealing with philosophical, methodological, and technical standards in building preservation. The first section of papers present a general view of preservation. The second section offers papers which discuss the different approaches to preservation practice. The third sectio

Stained Glass

A Journal Devoted to the Craft of Painted and Stained Glass

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Glass painting and staining

Page: N.A

View: 9189

Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics

Author: Susan Buys,Victoria Oakley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136000267

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 252

View: 335

The Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics brings together the wide range of current information relevant to the practising conservator. The book opens with a discussion of the fundamental nature of the ceramic medium, information which is of primary importance when selecting treatments or considering preventive conservation measures. Details on techniques are given in a series of chapters covering the restoration and conservation processes, but the emphasis is on the basic principles involved in the choice of materials and methods. The nature and properties of materials commonly in use are fully discussed and guidance is given on the facilities and equipment needed. Also covered in the book are old restoration materials and methods, the ethics of ceramics conservation, examination and recording, display treatments and emergency procedures. Now in paperback, this book will be invaluable to practising conservators and readers of conservation as well as of interest to museum curators and collectors.

The Berkshire Glass Works

Author: William J. Patriquin,Julie L. Sloan

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9781609492823

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 158

View: 9140

The purity of the sand found in northern Berkshire County provided resources for over fifty years of glassmaking for regular windows and stained-glass windows in the rural landscape of western Massachusetts. From the first cylinders blown in November 1853, demand for the Berkshire Glass Company's work grew exponentially until it was producing three thousand feet of glass by 1855. As the Civil War raged, the company suffered along with the country but came out of the strife stronger than ever. Join authors William J. Patriquin and Julie L. Sloan as they reveal the inner workings of the Berkshire Glass Company and the intricate stained glass born of Berkshire glass.

Corpus vitrearum medii aevi

Österreich. Die mittelalterlichen Glasgemälde in Niederösterreich. Sammlungsbestände (ohne Stiftssammlungen), Burgenland

Author: Günther Buchinger,Elisabeth Oberhaidacher-Herzig,Christina Wais-Wolf

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205796446


Page: 320

View: 6532

Oxygen-Free Museum Cases

Author: Shin Maekawa

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892365293

Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 3426

One of the challenges in protecting and displaying environmentally sensitive objects is preventing deterioration caused by the presence of oxygen. This volume describes the design and construction of an oxygen-free, hermetically sealed, display and storage case developed by the Getty Conservation Institute for the long-term protection of such objects. The case was originally designed as a collaborative project between the Egyptian Antiquities Organization and the GCI to conserve the Royal Mummy Collection at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Seven chapters cover the protection of cultural objects from environmental deterioration by reducing exposure to oxygen and by using inert gases for biodeterioration control. Also included are details on how the design and construction of the oxygen-free case has been adapted for other applications, specifically for the original documents of the Constitution of India in New Dehli and for the mummy collections at the Egyptian Museum and at the Museu Victor Balaguer in Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain. The Research in Conservation reference series presents the findings of research conducted by the Getty Conservation Institute and its individual and institutional research partners, as well as state-of-the-art reviews of conservation literature. Each volume covers a topic of current interest to conservators and conservation scientists.

Handbook of sol-gel science and technology. 3. Applications of sol-gel technology

Author: Sumio Sakka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402079689

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 791

View: 7428

Since Dr. Disiich of Germany prepared a glass lens by the sol-gel method around 1970, sol-gel science and technology has continued to develop. Since then this field has seen remarkable technical developments as well as a broadening of the applications of sol-gel science and technology. There is a growing need for a comprehensive reference that treats both the fundamentals and the applications, and this is the aim of "Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology."The primary purpose of sol-gel science and technology is to produce materials, active and non-active including optical, electronic, chemical, sensor, bio- and structural materials. This means that sol-gel science and technology is related to all kinds of manufacturing industries. Thus Volume 1, "Sol-Gel Processing," is devoted to general aspects of processing. Newly developed materials such as organic-inorganic hybrids, photonic crystals, ferroelectric coatings, photocatalysts will be covered. Topics in this volume include: Volume 2, "Characterization of Sol-Gel Materials and Products, "highlights the important fact that useful materials are only produced when characterization is tied to processing. Furthermore, characterization is essential to the understanding of nanostructured materials, and sol-gel technology is a most important technology in this new field. Since nanomaterials display their functional property based on their nano- and micro-structure, "characterization" is very important. Topics found in Volume 2 include: Sol-gel technology is a versatile technology, making it possible to produce a wide variety of materials and to provide existing substances with novel properties. This technology was applied to producingnovel materials, for example organic-inorganic hybrids, which are quite difficult to make by other fabricating techniques, and it was also applied to producing materials based on high temperature superconducting oxides. "Applications of Sol-Gel Technology," (Volume 3), will cover applications such as:

Free Money For Graduate School

A Directory Of Private Grants

Author: Laurie Blum

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 146685930X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 300

View: 4196

Free Money for Graduate School, published in 1990, is a book by Laurie Blum, author of the Free Money series.

Catholicism and the American Experience

Portsmouth Review

Author: James P. MacGuire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442241403

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 2148

What does it mean to be Catholic in America? Catholicism and the American Experience highlights the proceedings of the fifth annual Portsmouth Institute conference on the unique elements of American Catholicism. This book features essays from Robert George, Peter Steinfels, George Weigel, E. J. Dionne, and many more.

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks

Proceedings of the International Conference Lacona VII, Madrid, Spain, 17 - 21 September 2007

Author: Marta Castillejo,Pablo Moreno,Mohamed Oujja,Roxana Radvan,Javier Ruiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203882085

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 4301

Laser systems and advanced optical techniques offer new solutions for conservation scientists, and provide answers to challenges in Conservation Science. Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks comprises selected contributions from the 7th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA VII, Madrid, Spain, 17-21 September 2007), and is a comprehensive collection on both emerging and well established applications of laser systems and techniques used to address conservation problems. The topics covered include: – Innovative approaches in laser cleaning; – Analytical techniques; – Developments in portable laser systems for remote and on-site applications; – Laser cleaning of monuments and sculptures, paintings and polychromes, metal objects and documents and textiles. – Developments on structural diagnosis, monitoring, imaging and documentation of artworks. Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks will be essential reference material for students, professionals and scientists working in heritage and Conservation Science.

Forms of English History in Literature, Landscape, and Architecture

Author: J. Twyning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284706

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 4360

An exploration of the way English literature has interacted with architectural edifices and the development of landscape as a national style from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Analyzing texts in relation to cultural artefacts, each chapter demonstrates the self-conscious production of English consciousness as its most enduring history.

History, Performance and Conservation

Author: Barry Bridgwood,Lindsay Lennie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134078994

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 5073

Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of the mechanisms which cause their deterioration and knowledge of the technologies available to correct their status. The ever higher standards set for buildings, especially in energy conservation contexts, demand that practitioners appreciate how the performance of existing structures can be enhanced, which is also covered. Considering the work of conservation within a holistic perspective and historical context, this book is additionally invaluable for architecture and construction students.