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Conservation of Wood Artifacts

A Handbook

  • Achim Unger
  • Arno P. Schniewind
  • Wibke Unger

Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 1-2
  3. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 3-7
  4. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 9-22
  5. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 23-42
  6. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 43-49
  7. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 51-141
  8. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 143-164
  9. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 165-274
  10. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 275-325
  11. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 327-353
  12. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 355-361
  13. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 363-540
  14. Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger
    Pages 541-560
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 561-578

About this book

Introduction

The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the year 2000. Various published reviews and monographs, including Holzkonservierung (Wood Conserva­ tion) published by the senior author in 1988, have appeared over the years, especially in English and in German. They have provided exemplary treat­ merit of individual areas or aspects of wood conservation, but a comprehen­ sive, up-to-date exposition of historic and current developments has been lacking. The diverse professional fields of the authors, as well as their insights into methods of conservation and restoration of wood artifacts in Europe, North America, and Asia provided a solid basis for the success of this under­ taking. One of the goals during the examination of the literature was that not only well-known conservators and scientists from countries that are leaders in wood conservation should be represented, but that less well-known, often not as readily accessible contributions should also be included. Only in this manner was it possible to draw a comprehensive picture of the national and international state of wood conservation. The Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) of the Getty Institute were very helpful in our efforts to evaluate as many publications as possible.

Keywords

Konservierung Holz Kulturgut Holz Schädigung Holz Stabilisierung Holz artifacts damage diagnosis wood wood artifacts wood conservation wood deterioration wood preservation wood stabilization

Authors and affiliations

  • Achim Unger
    • 1
  • Arno P. Schniewind
    • 2
  • Wibke Unger
    • 3
  1. 1.Staatliche Museen zu BerlinRathgen-ForschungslaborBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Forest Products LaboratoryUniversity of California at BerkeleyRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Sciences Eberswalde Wood Science and TechnologyUniversity of AppliedEberswaldeGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06398-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07480-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06398-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-9712
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