- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and the New York Botanical Garden, 2009.
- 8 x 10 inches
- 140 pages
- ISBN: 1584562161
- ISBN: 9781584562160
Price: $49.95 other currencies
Order Nr. 94208
Second edition with corrections, new prefaces, a redesigned flow chart, and updates to the original text based on new information that has come to light over the past decade.
This manual is designed for professional conservators, librarians, private collectors, and researchers who want practical, contemporary insight into preserving architectural plans and drawings. The authors provide detailed methods for identifying architectural photoreproductions based on visual examination. The manual discusses twelve distinct processes and offers additional information on several other methods commonly used in North American architectural practice from 1860 to approximately 1960.
One of the manual's important features is the flowchart, an outline using a series of questions leading the reader to a preliminary identification. Each process is described in a separate chapter with numerous color illustrations of general and magnified views of select photoreproductions. Each chapter includes sections on how to identify a print, trade names and synonyms, the history and use of the printing process, how a print was manufactured, and degradation and storage considerations. Each of the 54 illustrations, critical for identifying a document's state of condition and extent of damage, have been carefully photographed and checked to ensure correct color representation. Appendices give information on storage and handling, exhibition and current methods of reproduction of architectural prints and drawings.
Eléonore Kissel is a Paper Conservator and a Consultant in Preventative Conservation. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Science from Concordia University, Montreal, and a Master's Degree in Conservation from the Sorbonne Paris I University. Eléonore is an active member of the conservation community in France, teaching courses at the Sorbonne Paris I University and the Institut National du Patrimoine. She has published in Museum International (UNESCO), International Preservation News (IFLA), The Book and Paper Group, and Musées et collections publiques de France.
Erin Vigneau currently works as a Lecturer in Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as well as other universities in metropolitan St Louis. She has worked as a book and archives conservator at The LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden, Princeton University Library and The Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Erin has published in The Book and Paper Group Annual (The American Institute for Conservation) and The Guild of Book Workers Newsletter.