[Scriptoris] Pigments compendium book series.
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 12 14:16:45 PST 2004
Thought some would be interested in the following books... though a bit
too rich for my budget right now.. maybe to find on the 'sale' stocks a bit later; or
for interlibrary loan.
> The long awaited Pigment Compendium books are now published (the CD is
> due shortly).
> The Pigment Compendium
> By Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Ruth Siddall, and Tracey
> consists of 3 parts - each of which can be purchased separately :
> 1. A Dictionary of Historical Pigments
> The Pigment Compendium Dictionary is a comprehensive information
> source for scientists, art historians, conservators and forensic specialists.
> Drawn together from extensive analytical research into the physical
> and chemical properties of pigments, this essential reference to
> pigment names and synonyms describes the inter-relationship of different
> names and terms.
> The Dictionary covers the field worldwide from pre-history to the
> present day, from rock art to interior decoration, from ethnography to
> contemporary art. Drawing on hundreds of hard-to-obtain documentary
> sources as well as modern scientific data each term is discussed in
> detail, giving both its context and composition.
> Introduction; A to Z list of pigments; Table of properties
> Hardback : 210 X 280 mm : 480 pages : 125.00GBP plus postage
> 2. Optical Microscopy of Historical Pigments
> This is an essential purchase for all painting conservators and
> conservation scientists dealing with paintings and painted objects. It
> provides the first definitive manual dedicated to optical microscopy
> of historical pigments. Illustrated throughout with full colour images
> reproduced to the highest possible quality, this book is based on
> years of painstaking research into the visual and optical properties of
> Introductory essays; Pigments in colour order, including photographs,
> optical analysis, summary,references; Glossary/Synonyms; Tables
> Hardback : 210 X 280 mm : 452 pages : 125.00GBP plus postage
> The above 2 books, if ordered at the same time, are available as a set
> Save £25 - for 225.00GBP
> 3. Pigment Compendium: CD-ROM
> Valentine Walsh, Ruth Siddall, Tracey Chaplin, and Nicholas Eastaugh
> The CD offers a huge store of information about each of the many
> pigments stored on its database. Conservators and conservation
> scientists especially can use this CD to enhance their work. Searches
> can be refined down to the smallest detail; for example pigments can
> be identified by their optical properties.
> CD-ROM : 250.00GBP plus postage
> To order any or all of the above,or for further details (contents
> lists), please contact us at info at archetype.co.uk
> James Black, Publisher, Archetype Publications
> 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5HJ
> Tel 44 207 380 0800, Fax 44 207 380 0500
> jb at archetype.co.uk
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