The science of paintings
- Taft, W. Stanley.
- New York : Springer, 2000.
- Physical description
- xi, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
ND1143 .T34 2000
- Unknown ND1143 .T34 2000
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-227) and index.
- Preface.- The Structure and Analysis of Paintings.- Paint.- Organic Binders.- The Painter's Color and Light.- Color and Light.- Optics of Paint Films.- Beyond the Eye.- Detection of Fakes.- Object of Interaction.- Appendices A-L.- References.- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book discusses the physics and materials science behind paintings: the pigments, binders, canvas, varnish and so forth, that go into making a painting appear the way it does. It discusses the physical principles behind the colors one sees in paintings and how they change with illumination, the various types of paint and binders used in both old and modern paintings, and the optics and microscopic structure of paint films. Chapters on dating, binders, and dendochronology are contributed by experts in the respective fields. The book includes problems and sample examinations.
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- Publication date
- Stanley Taft, James W. Mayer ; with contributions by Peter Ian Kuniholm, Richard Newman, Dusan C. Stulik.
- 0387987223 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 9780387987224 (hardcover : alk. paper)