New Archetype Titles for March 2011 !

The following two new titles from Archetype Publications have just arrived for the Chantry Library collection:

Leather Tanneries: The Archaeological Evidence edited by Roy Thomson and Quita Mould, Archetype Publications Ltd., in association with the Archaeological Group, London, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-904982-61-6
The papers in this volume go some way to correct some of the misinterpretations presently found in archaeological reports. Contributions cover many aspects of research into the evidence from prehistoric, Roman, medieval and early modern periods as well as descriptions of traditional techniques still used in different parts of the world today. Whilst the emphasis is on the interpretation of the evidence for leather tanning surviving in the archaeological record, other aspects such as standing tannery buildings are also considered. 
Contents at : 
http://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=128

Studying Old Master Paintings: Technology and Practice edited by Marika Spring, The National Gallery Technical Bulletin 30th Anniversary Conference Postprints, Archetype Publications, London, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-904982-63-0
The papers in this volume constitute a substantial body of work that provides a wide-ranging overview of current research on the technology and practice of Old Master paintings, covering some 700 years of European painting, from the thirteenth century to the early twentieth century, including works by Guido da Siena, Bellini, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Fernando Gallego, Holbein, Caravaggio, El Greco, Rubens, Murillo, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Whistler, van Gogh and Munch. Six of the contributions focus on technological or historical aspects of specific artists’ materials. 
These papers were presented at a conference held at the National Gallery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the National Gallery Technical Bulletin.  
Contents at : 
http://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=126

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