By David A. Scott

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Chapters are organized primarily by chemical corrosion products and include such topics as early technologies, copper chlorides and bronze disease, the chemistry and history of turquoise, Egyptian blue and other synthetic copper silicates, the organic salts of copper in bronze corrosion, and bronze patinas. A detailed survey of conservation treatments for bronze objects is also provided. Four appendixes cover copper and bronze chemistry, replication experiments for early pigment recipes, a list of copper minerals and corrosion products, and x-ray diffraction studies.

David A. Scott is a senior scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute and head of the GCI Museum Research Laboratory. His publications include Metallography and Microstructure of Ancient and Historic Metals.

532 pages, 7 1/2 x 10 inches
118 color and 19 b/w illustrations, 38 charts
ISBN 0-89236-638-9, cloth, $70.00

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