The science of paintings
- Stanley Taft, James W. Mayer ; with contributions by Peter Ian Kuniholm, Richard Newman, Dusan C. Stulik.
- New York : Springer, 2000.
- Physical description
- xi, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-227) and index.
- 1) The Structure and Analysis of Paintings-- 2)Paint-- 3)Organic Binders-- 4)The Painter's Color and Light-- 5)Color and Light-- 6)Optics of Paint Films-- 7)Beyond the Eye-- 8)Detection of Fakes-- 9)Object of Interaction-- Appendices A-L.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387987224 20180521
- Publisher's Summary
- The physics and materials science behind paintings: the pigments, binders, canvas, and varnish that go into making a painting appear the way it does. The text discusses the physical principles behind the colors seen and how these 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 have been contributed by experts in the respective fields.
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- Publication date
- 0387987223 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 9780387987224 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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