Academic thesis

Martin Pech: The „Fighting Amazon“ by August Kiss – concept for the restoration and conservation of a cast-zinc statue Back
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Abstract: : In the present work a concept for the restoration and conservation of a galvanically copper-plated cast-zinc statue is developed. Weather, statical stress, inappropriate combination of materials and careless handling have been leaving their marks for one and a half centuries. Corrosion, deformations, open soldered seams and missing fragments are affecting its appearance and endangering its existence. The developed concept shall disclose a way to deal with damages and to prevent them in future.
A detailed written and photographic documentation and a historical classification of statue, artist and workshop complete the work.


Keywords: conservation, cast-zinc statue, Fighting Amazon, August Kiss, Moritz Geiß
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Jörg Freitag
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Helmut Franke
  • date:  2008
  • pages:  223
  • pictures:  113

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