Book Reviews

User menu

You can browse IIC’s complete collection of book reviews below. All the latest book reviews are also featured in News in Conservation.

Book Review: Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals

Book cover for Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals, edited by Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López. Image courtesy of Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Review by Dr. Zsuzsanna Wierdl

"Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals"
Edited by Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López,
New Castle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015
English and Spanish / $107.95 / Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443872331

Book Review: Public Paintings by Edvard Munch and his Contemporaries: Change and Conservation Challenges

Book cover for Public Paintings by Edvard Munch and his Contemporaries: Change and Conservation Challenges, edited by Tine  Frøysaker, Noëlle L.W. Streeton, Harmut Kutzke, Françoise Hanssen-Bauer, Biljana Topalova-Casadiego. Image courtesy of Archetype Publications Ltd.

"Public Paintings by Edvard Munch and his Contemporaries: Change and Conservation Challenges"
Edited by Tine Frøysaker, Noëlle L.W. Streeton, Harmut Kutzke, Françoise Hanssen-Bauer, Biljana Topalova-Casadiego
London, Archetype Publications, Ltd. 2015
390 pp / £75.00 / $160.00 / Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-909492-38-7

Review by Michael Duffy, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Book review: William Berwick: paper conservation in the United States and Western Europe, 1800-1935. Reviewed by Karl Buchberg

The first sentence of Christine A. Smith’s Introduction clearly states the overall goal of this volume: “This book interweaves two related histories: the professional biography of William Berwick (1848-1920), who was the preeminent manuscript restorer in the United States during the late nineteenth and earth twentieth centuries, and an exploration of the world of paper conservation in the U.S. and Western Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” The author, who received an A.B. from Vassar College and then an M.S.

Book review: Art: Authenticity, Restoration, Forgery. David A. Scott

2016, Los Angeles: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 500 pps., ISBN 978-1-938770-08-1. Available from the publishers in soft cover print and as aKindle eBook
Bool reviewed by Robyn Sloggett, The Grimwade Centre, The University of Melbourne

Book review: Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections

Aparna Tandon et al. ICCROM & UNESCO, 2016, ISBN 978-92-9077-247-7 (ICCROM) / 978-92-3-100162-8 (UNESCO)
Some books and publications are to be pored over at leisure and savoured at length. Others are for immediate consumption and reference. This booklet – 55 pages including annexe – is available for immediate download from the ICCROM web-site (http://www.iccrom.org/downloads ) and sometimes, one imagines, for immediate referral ‘in case of need’.

Pages