Conservation of featherwork from Central and South America

Ellen Pearlstein

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ISBN: 9781909492394
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 246 x 175mm
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 206 colour and 14 half tones

Feathers have played major functional and emblematic roles in many cultures. It is important for conservators and curators to realize that featherwork requires a deep understanding of the birds selected, the technical approaches taken toward the manipulation of feathers, and how the condition relates to the meaning of the work. Accurate and comprehensive recording is essential and this volume presents a feather identification and condition template for recording feather features and conditions together with case studies of documentation and subsequent conservation treatment.
This book is an essential reference guide for all those working with ethnographic collections

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"...there has never been such a comprehensive checklist to guide students and conservators through the range of features they could valuably record. Throughout it is beautifully illustrated in colour and comprehensively reference. Written as a guide to examination and documentation methods for featherwork and carefully considered preventive and interventive treatment strategies....This level of detail is rare and valuable to researchers"
JAIC - May 2018

"The volume will undoubtedly influence researchers from a variery of disciplines in their future treatment of feathered items from the Americas."
The Americas - January 2018