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Glossary on conservation

From: Mireia Xarrie <glossary>
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2006
New publication:

    M. Xarrie
    Glossary of art conservation II, Balaam
    ISBN 84-89321-02-7, paperback, 192 pages
    January 2006. Price Euro45, $45.

This is a  dictionary on concepts pertaining to conservation and
restoration. The author has researched various bibliographical
English, French, Spanish, Italian and German sources,  has
translated all  to English  and  has arranged all  the renown
experts' definitions in alphabetical order.

The MDA (Museum Documentation Association, Cambridge, UK) has
written about Glossary I:

   "New Terminology Source Published: An indispensable new reference
    tool is available for conservators, curators, archivists and
    collections professionals.  Glossary of Conservation I is a
    dictionary of conservation and restoration terms.  This, the
    first volume in a series on conservation, contains definitions
    from a wide range of respected European sources. From canvas to
    craquelure and from sepia to silica, this publication will guide
    you with accurate and detailed definitions."


    absolute humidity, absorption, acid, acqua regia, acrylic, alla
    prima (painting), anisotropic

    bactericide, barium hydroxide, bees-wax, biocide, bloom,
    bozzetto, brillo, brining brossatura, buffer material,

    calcium hydroxide, calcium sulfate, caldarella, campire-to paint
    the background, carbon dioxide, carbowax, cedar of lebanon,
    compactor storage, condensation polymerization, condition,
    conifer, consolidant, copolymer, copper, crackle creosote,
    cross-section, cupping, cyanoacrylate, cypress, chiaroscuro,
    chloramine T

    dead colour, dispersion, dyeing

    elasticity, embrittlement, etching ground, ether, ethyl acetate,
    ethylic acid

    fatty acid, fillet, fixative, flaking, formic acid, fresco
    secco, fungicide

    gel, glycerol, gold, gum

    hemp, humidity, hygrometer, hygroscopic

    inorganic materials, insecticides

    Japanese paper, Japanese wax, jute

    kaolin, kraft paper

    latten, lead, lead white, lime, lime water, lithography, loctite

    madder, methyl bromide, microcrystalline wax, mineral spirits,
    minium, moisture equilibrium, mordant

    nail, nitric acid, nomenclature

    oil, ox-gall, oxalic acid

    pH, pontata, poplar, psychrometer, pyridine

    red chalk,

    solution, solvent, specific moisture reservoir, stacco, standard
    facility report, staple, substrate

    thermohygrograph, thermosetting, thymol, titanium dioxide,
    trattegio, turpentine


    warp, wax, weave, wedge, white spirit, whiting



The author: Mireia Xarrie is an art historian (Universitat Autonoma
de Barcelona, 1994) and belongs to a family with a long tradition in
art conservation(Ideart-Xarrie). In addition to her experience in
the Barcelona based family restoration business, she teaches
seminars and participates on several international conservation
projects and organizations.

Book orders:

    Fax: +34 93 443 67 32
    glossary [at] balaam__art__com

The books are also available from

    Barcelona:  Fundacio Miro, Macba, MNAC, CCCB
    Berlin:     Buchhandlung W Konig, Bucherbogen
    Lisbon:     Domitianus
    Munich:     Kremer pigmente, Siegel Buchhandlung
    New York:   Talas conservation products
    London:     National Gallery bookshop, British Museum bookshop,
                British Library bookshop
    Paris:      Galignani librarie
    UK:         Leicester University Bookshop, Archetype
    US:         AAM bookstore

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:33
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
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Received on Saturday, 7 January, 2006

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