Art & techniques Gilding at Versailles

Product no.: Livre 007
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This technical book that is abundantly illustrated was written by two gilders of the restoration workshop of the Château de Versailles.  They are able to transmit to the reader the processes of their craft by relying on a great number of exceptional objects, be they furniture and frames, but also woodwork, stucco and even the ornaments on the roof tops. Which is why this is not only a book on gilding on wood, but a reference book on all techniques of gilding.

A beautiful and very well documented book.

Hardback cover
Language: French and English
Year published: 2011

 

Contents

Introduction
I. THE WORKSHOP
The profession of restorer at the castle
The restoration workshop
The missions of the workshop
Restoration files

II. PRODUCTS & TOOLS
Commodities
The threshing of gold nowadays
The preparations
The manufacture of trim and mixing
The tools
Manufacture of irons to be repaired
Molding

III. GOLDEN TECHNIQUES
Gilding in distemper in restoration
Gilding with tempera on a new piece
The game of funds
Gilding at mixtion
Other gilding techniques

IV. DORURE at the CHÂTEAU
Restorations and achievements
Golden decorations in Versailles

V. DECORATIVE EFFECTS
Restoration of works of art and polychromy
Decorative painting associated with gilding
Ornamentation and friezes


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