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COLOR SCIENCE AND THE VISUAL ARTS: A GUIDE FOR CONSERVATORS, CURATORS AND THE CURIOUS. Roy S. Berns. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2016. 204 pp. with 250 ills. (224 col.). 26 x 21 cm. LC 2015-36618 ISBN 9781606064818 In English.
Publisher's description: "A curator, a paintings conservator, a photographer, and a conservation scientist walk into a bar." What happens next? In lively and accessible prose, color science expert Roy S. Berns helps the reader understand complex color-technology concepts and offers solutions to problems that occur when art is displayed, conserved, imaged, or reproduced. Berns writes for two types of audiences: museum professionals seeking explanations for common color-related issues and students in conservation, museum studies, and art history programs. The seven chapters in the book fall naturally into two sections: fundamentals, covering topics such as spectral measurements, metamerism, and color inconstancy; and applications, where artwork display, painting materials, and color reproduction are discussed. A unique feature of this book is the use of more than 200 images as its main medium of communication, employing color physics, color vision, and imaging science to produce visualizations throughout the pages. An annotated bibliography complements the main text with suggestions for further reading and more in-depth study of particular topics. Engaging, incisive, and absolutely critical for any scholar or student interested in color science, Color Science and the Visual Arts is sure to become a key reference for the entire field.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Painting — Conservation/Restoration, Museum Studies
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171522
Paperbound $55.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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