Book: Conserving Contemporary Art (2013)

Posted on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:16

Conserving Contemporary Art: Issues, Methods, Materials, and Research

Oscar Chiantore and Antonio Rava
332 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
180 color and 37 b/w illustrations
978-1-60606-104-6, paperback, $49.95

Translated from Italian, this is one of the first books in English to give a comprehensive overview of the many considerations faced by conservators of modern and contemporary art. It examines material and ethical aspects of contemporary art—focusing on the variety of techniques and materials used by contemporary artists—as well as its deterioration.

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