"Conserving Contemporary Art - Issues, Methods, Materials, and Research" by Oscar Chiantore

Conserving Contemporary Art - Issues, Methods, Materials, and Research Oscar Chiantore, Antonio Rava

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
06 Dec 2012
ISBN:
9781606061046
Imprint:
Getty Conservation Institute,US
Dimensions:
332 pages: 236 x 178 x 21mm
Illustrations:
180 colour & 37 b&w illustrations

This is a thorough investigation of the material and philosophical aspects of conserving contemporary art. Since the advent of the avant-garde in the early 20th century, visual artists have adopted new techniques and materials, some of whose characteristics of aging and wear are still largely unknown today. The conservator's intervention has become increasingly delicate, problematic, and experimental and requires not only technical knowledge of these materials but also a greater awareness of the artist's intellectual universe. "Conserving Contemporary Art" is one of the first books to give a comprehensive overview of the many considerations faced by the conservator of modern and contemporary art.

Oscar Chiantore is a professor of chemistry and polymer technology at the University of Turin. Antonio Rava is a conservator based in Turin where he has headed the conservation firm Rava&C. for over 30 years.