[Scriptoris] Pigments compendium book series.

Hillary Greenslade 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.   
Cheers, Hillary 

> 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  
> Chaplin
> 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
> pigments.
> 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
> http://www.archetype.co.uk

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