Carlo James

Visual Identification and Analysis of Old Master Drawing Techniques

2010, cm 21,5 x 30, xiv-86 pp. con 69 ill. e tabelle n.t.

ISBN: 9788822260147

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The description of Old Master drawing techniques in catalogues and art historical publications has become very approximate nowadays. It is assumed that only expensive and time consuming scientific analysis in a laboratory could bring improvement to this area. This guide allows art historians and conservators to identify most of these drawing techniques with the naked eye and to describe them accurately.
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Carlo James
Carlo James obtained a Master’s degree in engraving at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Florence and was trained in paper conservation by Sergio Boni. From 1973 to 2005 he was director of the paper conservation laboratory at the Fondation Custodia in Paris. He taught paper conservation from 1980 to 1986 at the IFROA and from 1997 to 2005 at the INP. His publications include: C. James et al., Manuale per la conservazione e il restauro di disegni e stampe antichi, (Florence, Leo S. Olschki Editore 1991), English version: AUP, Amsterdam 1997 and numerous articles in scientific reviews. He retired in 2005. For more information see: Amplius Vetusta Servare, Il Prato, Associazione Secco Suardo 2006, pp. 261-267.