Textile Conservator's Manual
Sheila Landi

PART I: The profession
• Technology
• The objects, examination, options and choice
• Recording, handling and preparation
• Chemicals and their uses
• Cleaning
• Support and consolidation
• Reassembly and finishing
• Display, storage and transportation
• Equipment and the workroom
Appendix A
• Materials and equipment
Appendix B
• Fire, flood and infestation
Appendix C
• Glossary of weaving terms

PART II: Case histories revised
• Detection and reconstruction
• Upholstery
• Large objects
• Experience and experiment

While the format has been simplified, the text has been expanded and updated to include changes bought about by recent developments in the conservation of material. This new information will increase the reader's ability to interpret signs of ageing and past activity on the object. New case histories in Part Two represent major investigations into the technical history.A basis is provided from which to develop practical skills, taking into account the needs of the object, its essential characteristics of appearance and, above all, its structure. The book covers a wide range of decorative objects, from a fragment of linen 4000 years old to a theatrical backcloth of the twentieth century.This book is practical and thought-provoking, not only about what is being done and how, but also why.

ISBN: 0750638974
Pages: 360
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Price: £32.50