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Art Conservation

Mechanical Properties and Testing of Materials

edited by Bill Wei

This book belongs on the reference shelf of every conservator! Dr. Wei has provided a long-needed introduction to the mechanical properties of materials and the testing methodology for identifying those properties. Writing with clarity, he translates often-confusing terminology, allowing the conservator or the interested professional to more effectively understand, conserve, and use the complex materials that challenge their daily practice. Mechanical properties and behavior are as important as chemical makeup and interaction. This book provides a highly accessible guide to those critical properties.

Dr. Jerry Podany, Retired Senior Conservator, J. Paul Getty Museum, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877688
  • Subject: Historic Preservation
  • Published: July 2021
  • Pages: 164