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The Science of Paintings, Hardback Book


The physics and materials science behind paintings: the pigments, binders, canvas, and varnish that go into making a painting appear the way it does.

The text discusses the physical principles behind the colors seen and how these change with illumination, the various types of paint and binders used in both old and modern paintings, and the optics and microscopic structure of paint films.

Chapters on dating, binders, and dendochronology have been contributed by experts in the respective fields.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 236 pages, XI, 236 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9780387987224



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