Renaissance Frames is an in-depth analysis of materials and techniques used on forty of the V&As most important Renaissance frames. This visually stunning and technically detailed book will enable the reader to recognise frame style, the design appropriate for the period, as well as additions or alterations and frames that have been made later, but aged to look older.
In addition to covering materials and techniques, form and function, an explanation of how surface decoration is achieved and whether the surface is original or not (particularly of use in detecting fakes), Renaissance Frames offers digital reconstruction of selected frames to see what they originally looked like and explains why they look like they do today. * First detailed technical analysis and documentation of 40 of the most important Renaissance frames in the V&A collection. * Provides a comparative reference for Renaissance frames in other international collections. * Highly illustrated with 100+ commissioned colour photos of frame fronts, backs and close-up shots of details as well as digital reconstruction of selected framesIn-depth technical analysis of important Renaissance frames with detailed images and digital reconstruction of selected frames from the prestigious V&A Museum collections.
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