Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents

By: Peter Burman (ed.)

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This book explains the techniques and artistry involved in caring for the fabric and contents of churches. It considers the problems of cleaning and repair, and the damage that can be done by over-zealous non-specialists. The contributions to this book are wide-ranging and each chapter is written by a highly regarded specialist in his/her field. In addition to offering guidance on the conservation of stained glass, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, floors, furniture, decorative plasterwork, paintings and so on, the book also covers the technical aspects of creating the right environment with the heating, ventilation and lighting of the building. The advice this volume contains will be essential reading for everyone concerned with the care and upkeep of churches. Contents: Foreword The Archbishop of York, Dr John Hapgood Care of Church Fabric – An Introduction Peter Burman Heating and Ventilation Colin Bemrose Painted Ceilings and Screens Anna Hulbert Paintings on Canvas and Wood Pauline Plummer Mural Paintings and the Fabric Donald Smith Decorative Plasterwork Jane Schofield Sculpture Michael Eastham Metalwork Hazel Newey Bells and Belfries Christopher Dalton Appendix on Turret Clocks John C Eisel Woodwork Hugh Harrison Floors Jane Fawcett Stained Glass Keith Barley Textiles Elizabeth Ingram Organs William Drake Books and Manuscripts David Dorning Lighting Graham Phoenix Conclusion and Sources of Advice Peter Burman Bibliography Further Useful Addresses Index Printed Pages: 320 with numerous b/w photographs.

Title: Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents

Author Name: Peter Burman (ed.)

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 1994

ISBN: 1873394101

ISBN 13: 9781873394106

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

Jacket Condition: Brand New

Size: 17.5 Cms x 25 Cms

Seller ID: 010123

Keywords: Churches