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Radiography of cultural material

Author: Janet Lang; Andrew Middleton
Publisher: Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
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An invaluable tool for the study of cultural materials, available in paperback for the first time!
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Radiography of cultural material.
Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005
(DLC) 2005926772
(OCoLC)60418503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Lang; Andrew Middleton
ISBN: 0080455603 9780080455600
OCLC Number: 76961187
Description: 1 online resource (v, 198 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface to the first edition --
Note on terminology --
Preface to the second edition --
Acknowledgements --
List of contributors --
Chapter 1 Radiography: theory --
INTRODUCTION --
RADIATION USED IN RADIOGRAPHY --
Electrons --
Neutrons --
-rays --
X-rays --
Summary of the Properties of X-rays and -rays --
Safety --
GENERATION OF X-RAYS --
X-ray Tubes --
Characteristics of the X-ray Beam --
OBJECTS AND X-RAYS --
Attenuation --
Inverse Square Law --
Geometric Considerations --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 2 Radiographic images --
RECORDING RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGES --
Film --
X-ray Paper --
Xeroradiography --
The Sensitive Screen (fluoroscopy) --
Digital Radiography --
Factors Determining Digital Image Quality --
Production of Digital Images --
Viewing Digital Images --
Digital Radiography; Advantages and Disadvantages --
IMAGE PROCESSING --
What is Image Processing? --
Processing the Image --
STEREORADIOGRAPHY --
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY --
PRACTICAL RADIOGRAPHY --
Image Quality --
Problems --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 3 Metals --
INTRODUCTION --
IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTION --
MANUFACTURE --
Significance of Method of Manufacture --
Cast Objects --
Wrought Objects --
COMPOSITE OBJECTS --
Mechanical Joins --
Soldered Joins --
Welding --
Flow Welding --
Pattern Welding --
FINISHING --
Relief Decoration, Plating and Inlays --
Inscriptions, Chased and Engraved Decoration --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 4 Ceramics --
INTRODUCTION --
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CLAY FABRIC --
Imaging the Inclusions --
Identifying the Inclusions --
FORMING AND FABRICATION TECHNIQUES --
Recognition of Primary-Forming Techniques --
Recognition of Secondary Processing --
'Hybrid' Vessels --
Composite Objects --
PROSPECTS --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 5 X-Rays and paper --
INTRODUCTION --
METHODS OF EXAMINING PAPER --
-radiography Using a [sup(14)]C Source --
Using X-rays --
Low-energy X-radiography --
Electron and Electron Emission Radiography --
Choice of Film --
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY --
Formation of Paper --
Watermarks --
Metal Particles in Paper --
Paints and Inks --
Constructions Made of Paper or Card --
Collage --
REFERENCES --
Chapter 6 Paintings --
INTRODUCTION --
CONDITION OF THE PAINTING --
The Paint Layers --
The Support --
Limitations --
PAINTING SUPPORTS --
Panels --
Canvas --
CHANGES TO THE SUPPORT --
Changes Made by the Painter --
Changes Made by a Later Hand --
CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION --
Changes Made by The Painter --
Changes by a Later Hand --
PAINTING TECHNIQUES --
Early Panel Paintings --
Oil Painting in the 16th Century --
17th and 18th Century Paintings --
19th Century Paintings --
Forge.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Land and Andrew Middleton.

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