Iron and Steel in Art

Iron and Steel in Art

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This book will be of interest to all who seek to further their understanding of iron artefacts, their corrosion, conservation and pigments based on iron compounds, which mankind has used for millennia. The authors take the reader through some of the latest observations on the occurrence and role of compounds of iron - from the hot water undersea vents where the presence of iron pyrites is thought to be vital to the emergence of life on Earth to the discovery of jarosite on the surface of Mars, possibly indicating the occurrence of water; from the pyrophoric surprises one can have when dealing with iron artefacts taken from beneath the sea to the use of a blue oxide of iron as a pigment in mediaeval wall paintings; from rusticles on the Titanic to the analysis of colouring matter on the Turin shroud.Harley, R.D. (2001) Artistsa#39; Pigments c. ... Heldtberg, M., MacLeod, I.D. and Richards, V.I. (2004) a#39;Corrosion and cathodic protection of iron in seawater: a case study of the James Matthews ... Artistsa#39; Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics. ... treatments for the protection of iron artefacts of the cultural heritage against atmospheric corrosion! in C. Degrigny, R. van Langh, I. Joosten and B.

Title:Iron and Steel in Art
Author:David A. Scott, Gerhard Eggert
Publisher:Archetype Publications - 2009


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