Academic thesis

Dorte Dreyer: From the refreshing of the images. A quellenkundlicher contribution based on sources to painting restoration, taking into account instructions to lay Back
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Abstract: The submitted paper examines instructions for the restoration and care of paintings and picture frames, which are not primarily addressed to professionals, but to laymen and amateurs of the arts. The examination is based on different literary sources from pretechnological times (Hausväterliteratur, Kunst-, Wunder- und Zauberbücher) to popular scientific collective writings from the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries (Vermischte Schriften) up to contemporary housekeeping guides. Also artistic literature is included to find out about possible adoptions. The extensive source material is summarized and evaluated. In the appendix extracts are quoted from the sources. A glossary explains unfamiliar terms and numerous materials.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Knut Nicolaus
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Hans Portsteffen
  • date:  2002

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