Published on July 15, 2013
ISBN: 1873132379 UK Price: £49.50 US Price: $95.00 Gustav Berger is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative thinkers in the field of paintings conservation. As an active contributor to professional conferences and publications over the past forty years, he is best known for the development of BEVA, the widely acclaimed adhesive specifically formulated for use in the conservation field, and for his groundbreaking research in the cracking of paint. With this long-awaited book, Berger offers the reader fresh insights into his deliberations over conservation problems and treatments. Included are updated and revised descriptions of landmark investigations and approaches, as well as observations on how the results have fared. Case studies in the conservation of paintings of various media are also presented, including Old Masters, contemporary works and the gigantic Atlanta Cyclorama. Anyone interested in the development of modern conservation practice will find this volume an invaluable resource and a fascinating read.