Watson, Wendy M.; et al.
Title Altered States: Conservation, Analysis, and the Interpretation of Works of Art
Binding Pictorial Wrapper (softcover)
Book Condition Very Good.
Type Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher South Hadley, Mass. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum 1994
Seller ID 000748
176 pages; 33 art works, including paintings, works on paper, objects, sculpture, and furniture; glossary; bibliography. Each work is illustrated more than once and each is accompanied by a comprehensive essay describing the work's condition and its specific problems. Conservation and restoration techniques are explained and illustrated. Chemical and material analysis of the works illuminates our understanding of the artists' use of media and materials. The art is not ignored. Three excellent essays precede the catalogue. A fascinating and worthy exhibition and book.