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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

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Artists’ Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, volume 1
Edited by Robert Feller, 1997

A wonderful series for a practicing artist, an art historian, a conservator, or a conservation scientist. Volume 1 includes analyses of Indian Yellow, Cobalt Yellow, Barium Sulfate (natural and synthetic), Cadmium Yellows, Oranges, and Reds, Red Lead and Minium, Green Earth, Zinc White, Chrome Yellow and Other Chromate Pigments, Lead Antimonate Yellow, and Carmine.

300 pages | 6.5 x 9.5 inches

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Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, volume 2
Eedited by Ashok Roy

Volume 2 in this encyclopedic series includes discussion of Azurite and Blue Verditer, Ultramarine Blue (natural and artificial), Lead White, Lead-Tin Yellow, Smalt, Verdigris and Copper Resinate, Vermilion and Cinnabar, Malachite and Green Verditer, and Calcium Carbonate Whites.

231 pages | 6.5 x 9.5 inches

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Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, volume 3
Edited by Elizabeth West Fitzhugh

Volume 3 features Egyptian Blue, Orpiment and Realgar, Indigo and Woad, Madder and Alizarin, Gamboge, Vandyke Brown, Prussian Blue, Emerald Green and Scheele’s Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, and Titanium Dioxide Whites.

364 pages | 6.5 x 9.5 inches

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Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics, volume 4
Eedited by Barbara H. Berrie

The fourth and final volume in the series considers pigments based on Carbon, Iron Oxide pigments, Asphalt, and Cobalt Blue.

233 pages | 6.5 x 9.5 inches

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