New books and journal articles for October 2010

New books added to the Chantry Library collection during October:

– Killing Green: An Account of Hand Papermaking in China by Elaine Koretsky, The Legacy Press, Michigan,  2009, 217pp ISBN: 978-0-9797974-1-5
The invention of paper in China more than 2,000 years ago was a wondrous discovery. Worn out fishnets, hemp rags, and rope were soaked, beaten to a pulp, and then the watery mass was poured onto a cloth stretched over a wooden frame. On its surface, a web of fibers coalesced. After drying in the sun, the sheet of paper was gently pulled from the cloth. Although many uses for paper were discovered, the most important was as a superb writing surface.
Over a millennium, papermaking spread throughout China, then east to Korea and Japan, and finally west along the Silk Road to the rest of the world. The materials, tools, and techniques changed according to what was available to particular environments.

A few scholars have written about hand papermaking in china, but none has been as thorough as Elaine Koretsky. Her remarkable journeys have taken her from the Taklimakan and Gobi Deserts to the Himalayas. Over the course of eighteen field expeditions, she has located forty-two, often remote villages that represent unbroken traditions of papermaking by hand. She interviewed the papermakers, recorded their histories, and documented their processes in both film and digital formats, and in print.

– No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries edited by Sue Polanka, American Library Association, Chicago, 2011, 182pp ISBN: 978-0-8389-1054-2
In this volume, the author brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers.

Donations to the Chantry Library :

The Conservation of Leather Artefacts: Case Studies from the Leather Conservation Centre by Theodore Sturge, The Leather Conservation Centre, Northampton, 2000. 40pp. ISBN: 0-946072-06-X

– The Conservation of Gilt Leather/La conservation du cuir dore Post-prints, Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Working Group “Leather and Related Materials”, Brussels, 25-27 March 1998, published in 2007

– Recent preoccupations concerning Textiles, Leather, Legislation. Post-prints relating to leather/. Préoccupations récentes concernant le textile. Le cuir et la législation, Publication concernant le cuir. Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Working Group “Leather and Related Materials”, Athens, 21-24 April 2004, published in 2007

Selection of journal articles:

AIC News, Vol.35, No.5, September 2010
The Hidden Hazards of Fire Soot by Dawn Bolstad-Johnson pp1-3
Case History: Studio Precautions When Treating Smoke Damaged Paintings by Rustin Levensen page 3
Some Observations: Removing Soot Residue from Contemporary Paintings by Dawn Bolstad-Johnson pp4-5
New Materials & Research: Using Risk Assessment Tools to Evaluate the Use of LEDs for the Illumination of Light-Sensitive Collections by Steven Weintraub pp14-17
Research Project on Preservation of Parchment page19 

Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, No.192, October 2010
– Calligraphy Report: A new discovery of an old tool: antique pen wipes by Nancy Leavitt pp8-9
– The Marbling Tray: What to do when the waterbased paint sinks….or spreads too much ! by Iris Nevins page11
Why buy a handmade journal ?  by Christina Amato pp12-13
– The Conservation Corner: Modified knives by Tish Brewer page 16

Guild of Book Workers Journal, 2009
The Education of Daniel E. Kelm by Alegria Barclay pp7-17
With an annotated gallery of Daniel Kelm’s bindings and artist’s books
Mary Crease Sears: a complete bookbinder by Kristin Parker pp18-25
Ergonomics & injury prevention in the book and paper lab by Douglas Sanders and Nicole Wolfersberger pp.26-32
The pilgrimage: journey to a world of books in Spain by Wilfredo A. Geigel pp.34-46
Der Pressbengel/the Bone folder: a dialogue between an aesthetically-inclined bibliophile and well-versed-in-all-aspects-of-the-craft bookbinder by Ernst Collin pp48-63
Translated and introduced by Peter D. Verheyen
Where does the catalog go ? Surveys of early printed books, what we can learn from them, and why they matter by Matthew Davis pp64-73
Exploring the book (cases): the art of books, museums, and digital culture by Courtney Weida pp74-80
Accordion and tunnel books: twenty years of exploration by Randolph Huebsch pp82-92

ICOM News, Vol.63, No.2, October 2010
Cracking the loyalty code by Aedin MacDevitt
A slump in retention rates forced the Tate museum to rethink its membership strategy pp6-7
Museums: promoters of equality and peace by Colette Dufresne-Tasse
How can museums exercise their peace-keeping role ?  page 8
A world of opportunity: regional museums offer a range of possibilities, to develop social harmony by Hemo Kaind  page 9
– Fields of Change: A career in museums today requires a whole new skill set by Aedin MacDevitt pp10-11
Shop talk: an overview of the changes in the museum profession from the professionals’ perspective by Aedin Mac Devitt pp12-13
– Brazil’s biodiversity crisis: Natural history collections are vital to preserving Brazil’s biomes by  pp14-15
– ICOM General Conference 2010
– Museums: journey to the East

Journal of the Institute of Conservation, Vol.33, No.2, September 2010
Editorial by Janet Berry pp115-116
American painters and varnishing: British, French and German connections by Lance Mayer & Gay Myers pp117-127
Bleached shellac picture varnishes: characterization and case studies by Ken Sutherland pp129-145
Evidence for varnishes used by British artists in the nineteenth century by Joyce H. Townsend pp147-161
The conservation of an Anglo-Saxon composite stave-made vessel from Ringlemere, Kent by Philip Kevin et al. pp163-177
Understanding the ageing behaviour of nineteenth and twentieth century tin-weighed silks by Paul Garside et al. pp179-193

Studies in Conservation, Vo.55, No.3, September 2010
60 Years of IIC 1950-2010
– Editorial
by Joyce Townsend page149
Sustainability and public museum buildings: the UK legislative perspective by Brian Hayton pp150-154
–  The contribution of conservators to sustainability at the National Maritime Museum, UK by Dervilla O’Dwyer pp155-158
How are US conservators going green ? Results of polling AIC members by Patricia Silence pp159-163
Cleaning marble with ammonium citrate by Claire Gervais et al. pp164-176
Preliminary studies toward identification of sources of Protoberberine Alkaloids used as yellow dyes in Asian objects of historical interest by Xian Zhang et al. pp177-185
Markers for identification of faded safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) colorants by HPLC-PDA-MS: ancient fibres, pigments, paints and cosmetics derived from antique recipes by Jan Wouters et al. pp186-203
A technical analysis of three paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock by Narayan Khandekar et al. pp204-215
Homogeneity, composition and deterioration of window glass fragments and paint layers from two seventeenth-century stained glass windows created by Jan de Caumont (~1580-1659) by Olivier Schalm et al. pp216-226

The Quarterly, – The Journal of the British Association of Paper Historians (BAPH) No.76, October 2010
– A Study of British Library Manuscript ADD.15712: a German Passion of 1459 by Pam Allen pp1-11
Oxfordshire Paper Mills Part 3: Sandford on Thames by Frances Wakeman pp12-14
List of English Paper Makers, 1837 (transcribed by Richard Hills) pp15-20
– A Brief History of Wiggins Teape UK Manufactories. Part 2: The Age of Acquisition (1919-1939) by Daven Chamberlain pp21-25
Two Chapters on Bank Note Forgeries: Chapter 1 by Charles Dickens pp26-30
Paper Uniforms page 30
History of Paper Test Instrumentation Part 16: Appearance Quality Testers by Daven Chamberlain pp31-36
Visions in the Making: the watercolours for Robert Blair’s poem The Grave and other works on paper by William Blake (1757-1827) by Peter Bower pp37-48


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