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The riddle of the image : the secret science of medieval art

Author: Spike Bucklow
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From monumental church mosaics to fresco wall-paintings, the medieval period produced some of the most impressive art in history. But how, in a world without the array of technology and access to materials that we now have, did artists produce such incredible works, often on an unbelievably large scale? In The Riddle of the Image, research scientist and art restorer Spike Bucklow discovers the actual materials and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Bucklow
ISBN: 9781780232942 1780232942
OCLC Number: 859583532
Description: 300 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Lead white: strange matter --
The Metz pontifical: official matter --
The Macclesfield psalter: personal matter --
The Wilson diptych: heaven and earth --
The Westminster retable: heaven on earth, part I --
The Thornham Parva retable: heaven on earth, part II.
Responsibility: Spike Bucklow.

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The Riddle of the Image illuminates the production and restoration processes of medieval works of art, using popular examples from Museums and Galleries to highlight both well-known techniques and  Read more...

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