- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2010.
- 6 x 9 inches
- 238 pages
- ISBN: 9781584562412
Price: $34.95 other currencies
Order Nr. 98228
Second edition; revised, with the addition of color plates and new information on ancient Egyptian Papyrus gilding. The Gilded Page traces the history of gilding from ancient Egypt and Babylon through Rome, the Near East, Mediæval and Renaissance Europe, and finally into the modern day studio.
This is a must-have book for book artists and illuminators, explaining in detail the historical and modern techniques of manuscript gilding, along with recipes and helpful hints. Learn step-by-step methods of applying and burnishing gold, described in a sensible and easy-to-understand way. Learn about the tools, methods, and materials employed in flat, raised, and pattern gilding for manuscripts and paintings, along with historical mordants such as Gesso Sottile, Gum Ammoniac, Gum Arabic, and Garlic Juice; and modern mordants such as Acrylic Gesso and White Glue.
This work is the most complete source available for detailed information on this ancient, obscure, and highly-prized craft. The Gilded Page is a valuable resource for conservationists and historians, as well as any artists interested in this ancient art form.
Kathleen Whitley is formally trained as an artist, and has received international recognition for her artwork. Her research into gilding and illumination was primarily due to her personal interest in historical methods and techniques. She currently lives in New England with her husband and their three cats.