an owner's guide
Author: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America (Organization)
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.
A Manual for Studios and Caretakers
Author: Julie L. Sloan
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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.
Author: Sandra Davison,R.G. Newton
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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
Author: Stephen J. Kelley
Publisher: ASTM International
Category: Technology & Engineering
A Journal Devoted to the Craft of Painted and Stained Glass
Category: Glass painting and staining
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.
Author: Susan Buys,Victoria Oakley
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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.
Author: William J. Patriquin,Julie L. Sloan
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Österreich. Die mittelalterlichen Glasgemälde in Niederösterreich. Sammlungsbestände (ohne Stiftssammlungen), Burgenland
Author: Günther Buchinger,Elisabeth Oberhaidacher-Herzig,Christina Wais-Wolf
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
Provides over 1400 articles that deal with materials and techniques in art from ancient times to the present, including such media as ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, and computer art.
Author: Gerald W. R. Ward
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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:
Author: Sumio Sakka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Ceramic materials
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.
Author: Shin Maekawa
Publisher: Getty Publications
Free Money for Graduate School, published in 1990, is a book by Laurie Blum, author of the Free Money series.
A Directory Of Private Grants
Author: Laurie Blum
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Study Aids
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.
Author: James P. MacGuire
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This volume covers a range of topics, from painted, vernacular nineteenth-century furniture and the history of painted surfaces in Georgia to color innovations in folk pottery and the conservation of ornamental painting and stained glass in historic Georgia homes. Heavily illustrated, A Colorful Past adds to the history of the state through a mix of research, scholarship, and personal narrative, as in Diane Barrett’s article on the tradition of African American quilting, which combines all three. Other contributors to the volume are Ashley Callahan, Dale Couch, Susan Neill, Sarah Hill, Geoffrey Steward, Rick Crown, Maryellen Higginbotham, Dean Taylor, and Michael Crocker.
Decorative Arts of Georgia : the Fourth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts : Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, February 22 and 23, 2008
Author: Ashley Callahan
Publisher: University of Georgia Georgia Museum
The indispensable guide to the best the Vermont mountains have to offer.
Author: Rick Strimbeck,Nancy Bazilchuk
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
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.
Author: Barry Bridgwood,Lindsay Lennie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
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
Category: Technology & Engineering