Materials 3

 

Conservation and Restoration

4.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP + 2,0 OT

Lecturer
- António João de Carvalho da Cruz

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
1.List the main colouring materials and describe their use and properties
2.List the main organic materials with structural function and describe their use and properties
3.Relate its properties with its production processes
4.Relate the materials with their historical context

Program
1. Historical sources for the knowledge of materials
2. Pigments
3. Dyes
4. Inks and materials for writing, drawing and printing
5. Natural fibres
6. Synthetic and semi-synthetic fibres
7. Textile dyeing
8. Wood
9. Paper
10. Leather and parchment

Evaluation Methodology
The theoretical-practical classes are mandatory. The evaluation is done through a TP component (reports of the work done in TP classes) (40%) and a theoretical component (monograph to be done during the semester and subject to oral discussion or final exam) (60%). The exam is either exempted or approved when both components have a classification equal or superior to 10 out of 20. Those who do not score at least 10 out of 20 in the TP component, will be excluded from the final exam.

Bibliography
- Cruz, A. (2004). As Cores dos Artistas - História e ciência dos pigmentos utilizados em pintura. Lisboa: Apenas Livros
- Brill, T. (1980). Light. Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities. New York: Plenum Press
- Tímár-Balázsy, A. (2002). Chemical Principles of Textile Conservation. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
- Nicolaus, K. (1999). Manual de Restauración de Cuadros. Köln: Könemann
- Kühn, H. (1986). Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities. Volume 1. London: Butterworths
- Hunter, D. (1978). Papermaking. The history and technique of an ancient craft. New York: Dover
- Hoadley, R. (2000). Understanding Wood. A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology. Newton: Tauton Press
- AAVV, A. (2007). Artists' Pigments. A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics. (Vol. 1-4). Washington - London: National Gallery of Art - Archetype Publications

Method of interaction
1. Theoretical classes of expositive nature
2. Theoretical-practical classes in which are prepared, characterized or identified some materials

Software used in class
Not applicable.