X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

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X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This non-destructive technique throws light on construction, manufacturing techniques, use, wear, repair, patterns of decay and dating. X-radiography improves artefact documentation and interpretation as well as guiding conservation approaches by enhancing understanding. This book explores techniques for X-raying textiles. It describes approaches to image interpretation and explains how, through digitisation and digital image manipulation, maximum information can be realised. Case studies include archaeological, ecclesiastical and ethnographic textiles, items of dress and accessories, upholstery, quilts, embroideries, dolls and toys. Museum professionals will find this stimulating book an essential guide for developing their own practice or commissioning textile X-radiographs.However, it is worth noting that this may also be a useful tool in the range of available investigative techniques when surface ... Early radiography of textiles and dolls at the Victoria aamp; Albert Museum The earliest surviving record of radiography associated with ... During the 1970s, radiography was used to examine a collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century dressed dolls, including Lord Clapham.

Title:X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects
Author:Sonia O'Connor, Mary Brooks
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-08-15


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