The physics and fabrics technological know-how in the back of work: the pigments, binders, canvas, and polish that pass into creating a portray look how it does. The textual content discusses the actual rules at the back of the colours visible and the way those switch with illumination, some of the forms of paint and binders utilized in either previous and glossy work, and the optics and microscopic constitution of paint movies. Chapters on courting, binders, and dendochronology were contributed via specialists within the respective fields.

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