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Moreau-Vauthier, Charles.
The Technique of Painting.

New York G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1923.

An excellent turn-of-the century technical study of paintings and their deterioration. The author discusses painting techniques and processes, "diseases" of pictures, the deterioration of paintings from various causes, the deterioration of colors, "accidents", and preservation techniques. Many of the plates illustrate close-ups of damaged paintings, and the color frontispiece illustrates the differences between colors which are affected and unaffected by light.

Hardcover. 6"x9", xvi + 261 pages, plus 24 color and b/w plates publisher's blue cloth covers with some soil, slight scattered internal spotting.

Inventory #: 30321
Price: $ 65.00      

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