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Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art...
ed. by Ursula Schadler-Saub and Angela Weyer
Conservation - General
The papers in this volume, from the Hildesheim symposium, Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Reflections on the Roots and the Perspectives, confront the theoretical foundation and the ethical and aesthetical principles of the conservation of modern and contemporary art, testing the limits and possibilities of the development of established positions and seeking new challenges.
The authors tackle the crucial question - whether there should be specific theoretical, ethical and aesthetical guidelines for the conservation and restoration of modern and contemporary art - by starting from important historical theories and seeing how these might be adapted to meet the demands of contemporary society in dealing with modern artworks and all the multiform cultural manifestations of today.
Since the preservation of the concepts and ideas of contemporary art as well as the conservation or substitution of materials requires a highly sophisticated knowledge of the artist's intentions, a most important voice in this context - that of the artist - is found in the interviews with several contemporary artists and collectors assembled in the appendices.
Published in association with the Hornemann Institute.
Is Your Contemporary Painting More Temporary Than You Think?
- Discusses fabric and stretcher frames, sizing the fabric support, constructing collages, varnishing etc. (63 pages Paperback)
Modern Art: Who Cares?
- The conservation of contemporary art should not be a static process carried out behind closed doors but dynamic and open to discourse. New media and new materials constantly present issues which traditional conservation methods cannot address and a continual search for new techniques is therefore re...
Mortality Immortality? The Legacy of 20th-Century Art
- Which objects or events will define the art of our time? Who will decide what is to be preserved for posterity and how that will be done? If an artist chooses ephemeral materials, should the work be allowed to deteriorate?
These are among the questions posed in this stimulating volume, based on a...
Analysis of Modern Paints
- Although oil remains an important binding medium in artists' paints, today's synthetic resins are being used with increasing frequency. This was true during much of the twentieth century, when artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso used commercial or industrial pa...
Plastics: Looking at the Future and Learning from the Past
- This volume of postprints of a conference held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is intended as a ‘marker in the sand’, a record of current perceptions and considerations of plastics within museum collections.
Artists' concepts of plastic as a medium, and their views of aging and decay, challeng...
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