Volume 6, Number 2, May 1984, p.16

Publications, Audio-visual


California Art Preservation Act, a brief bibliography from the recent ALI-ABA meeting, 21-23 March 1984:

"California Art Preservation Act: A Safe Hamlet for 'Moral Rights'' in the U.S." U.C.D. Law Review 14 (1981): 975.

Karlen, Peter H. "Artists' Rights Today." California Lawyer (March, 1984): p.23.

Petrovich. "Artists' Statutory Droit Moral in California: A Critical Appraisal." L. Rev. (California) 15 (1981): 29.

Robinson, Walter. "Issues and Commentary: Art and the Law: 'Moral Rights' Comes to New York." Art in America (October 1983): p.9. Relates primarily to New York law.

Walker, Richard W. "A Moral Right-to-Work Law." Art News (November, 1983): p.116. Discusses New York law in relation to California law.

Notes from the Williamsburg Painting Refresher, "Recent Developments in Lining Techniques," have been edited and are now available at the cost of $3.50 from: Mrs. Caroline Keck, 31 River Street, Cooperstown, New York 13326.

WAAC Resource File, a comprehensive card file system of conservation resources containing over 300 entries covering all areas of conservation. Available for $20. (WAAC members) postage paid or $25. (non-members). Write to Tatyana M. Thompson, 1024 S. Orange Grove Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019.

Mora, Paolo & Laura Mora, Paul Philippot. The Conservation of Paintings. Stoneham, Mass.: Butterworths, 1984. Anyone responsible for the care of murals or other wall paintings will find this unique book indispensable to their daily work. Revised and enlarged from the original French edition, this authoritative volume provides a history of wall painting techniques as well as advanced guidelines for conservation.

The following videotapes are available for sale at Istor Productions, 2414 N.E. 45th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213:

Elements of Book Conservation: 16th & 17th Century Books, 1982. The restoration of two early printed books, approx. 40 min.
$250. ea. 1/2" VHS
$275. ea. 3/4" U-Matic

Museum Mounting - A Primer, 1983. Demonstrates safe method for securing art-on-paper to mounts, 15 min.
$85. 1/2" VHS
$105. 3/4" U-Matic

Manufacture of Goldbeater's Skin, 1983. Essential steps in the conversion of ox intestine to a material used in the restoration of 15th century Book of Hours, 15 min. $85. 1/2" VHS
$105. 3/4" U-Matic

David's Pond: Mounting an Oversize Watercolor, 1983. Mounting based on Japanese screen framework, 18 min.
$85. 1/2" VHS
$105. 3/4" U-Matic

Videotapes up to 30 minutes in length may be rented for $40., those running from 30 to 60 minutes may be rented for $60. Rented videotapes will be sent by insured mail one week prior to the date requested for use, and must be returned the week following that date. Review copies will be available for a $25. fee which may be deducted from the purchase price.

Istor videotapes are produced by Jack C. Thompson, director of the Thompson Conservation Laboratory, and directed by Ken Lomax. For further information write the above address.

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