Natural Science in Archaeology

Conservation of Wood Artifacts

A Handbook

Authors: Unger, A., Schniewind, Arno, Unger, W.

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The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva­ tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the years, especially in English and in German. They have provided exemplary treat­ merit of individual areas or aspects of wood conservation, but a comprehen­ sive, up-to-date exposition of historic and current developments has been lacking. The diverse professional fields of the authors, as well as their insights into methods of conservation and restoration of wood artifacts in Europe, North America, and Asia provided a solid basis for the success of this under­ taking. One of the goals during the examination of the literature was that not only well-known conservators and scientists from countries that are leaders in wood conservation should be represented, but that less well-known, often not as readily accessible contributions should also be included. Only in this manner was it possible to draw a comprehensive picture of the national and international state of wood conservation. The Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute were very helpful in our efforts to evaluate as many publications as possible.

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"This is a landmark book for the conservation profession written by wood scientists who understand the need to establish a current, annotated, and well-referenced work on the research and publications related to wood conservation. It establishes a new level of professional scholarship on the subject of wood conservation by bringing together an extraordinary amount of information, research, and references in one volume. ...Any conservation scientist, conservator, or student involved in the preservation of wooden cultural material will want to have access to this publication. The Conservation of Wood Artifacts should be a core publication for any training program that includes the subject in its curriculum. ...The conservation community is well served by this example of effective organization and the application of rigorous standards in presenting concepts supported by the extant literature." (Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Summer 2002, Volume, Number 2)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation of Wood Artifacts
Book Subtitle
A Handbook
Authors
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06398-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06398-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-41580-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07480-6
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 578
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