All art falls victim to time. Paint flakes off the canvas, marble sculpture cracks, photographs fade and tapestries fray. It is the art and science of the conservator to find out why art deteriorates, and to take steps to arrest the deterioration and restore the art to its original condition.
"In its six books, this series provides, well-documented summaries of the world of art. The series' format works well for this topic as the combination of the main text -- written like a lengthy and heavily footnoted magazine article -- sidebars, photographs, and diagrams illustrate how conservation methods are continuously evolving. Brief but concrete examples throughout history help make the subject more real and relevant for the reader."
--VOYA, October 2007
Price: US $34.80