E. Melanie Gifford
E. Melanie Gifford is research conservator for painting technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Gifford, E. Melanie
Gifford, E. Melanie
United States of America
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Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 2: Art in Context
Facture presents the latest conservation research on masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, spanning the early Renaissance through the present and encompassing a range of media.  Volume 2 examines great art of two very different eras—the Italian Renaissance and the 20th century—and puts in new contexts works such as Giotto’s  Madonna and Child,  bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, watercolors by John Marin, early paintings by Andy Warhol, and  Mark Rothko’s multiforms, which mark the birth of his abstraction.  Seven essays are illustrated with outstandingly detailed photography and share a common approach. They each begin with meticulous material and analytical study of the work and then place the findings in a broader historical context, providing new perspectives on well-known works.  A fascinating contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship on art, this publication extends a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators in the international community.


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Print publication date September 2015 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300217087
EISBN 9780300256994
Illustrations 116
Print Status in print
Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks
Jan van Eyck (c. 1390–1441) evoked an utterly convincing sense of reality in a richly symbolic world ...
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PublisherNational Gallery of Art
Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks
With this volume, the National Gallery of Art introduces a journal presenting the latest conservation research on works in its collection. Named for “the manner in which things are made,” Facture addresses aspects of conservation from treatment and technical art history to scientific research.

The inaugural volume focuses on great works of the Renaissance, studying sculpture, painting, and drawing from various points of view. With the publication of this biennial journal, the National Gallery maintains a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators working in the international museum community.


*This eBook is available exclusively on the A&AePortal*
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Print publication date October 2013 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300197426
EISBN 9780300256987
Illustrations 190
Print Status in print