Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History
Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks
Edited by Daphne Barbour an E. Melanie Gifford
The National Gallery of Art introduces a new biennial journal presenting the latest conservation research on works in its collection. Facture, named for “the manner in which things are made,” addresses issues from conservation treatment and technical art history to scientific research. Presenting peer-reviewed scholarly articles, Facture is addressed equally to colleagues in conservation, the sciences, and art history.
The inaugural volume focuses on great works of the Renaissance, including sculpture, paintings, textiles, and drawings. Articles present detailed research and technical analysis (from microscopic and spectroscopic studies to novel imaging methods), seeking to foster a productive multi-disciplinary dialogue.
200 pages | 193 color images | 8 x 11.125 inches