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Banik, Gerhard

Paper and water : a guide for conservators / Gerhard Banik, Irene Brückle ; with contributions by Vincent Daniels [and others].

[2012 ed.].
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2012.
New York : Routledge, 2012.
Physical Description:
xxxii, 544 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Reference Library
Z701.3 P38 B36 2012 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
Note: Please contact the Reference Library to schedule an appointment [Email ycba.reference@yale.edu]

First ed. published by Butterworth-Heinemann. 2011.
"DVD contains videos and animations, most of which exclusively produced for this book, and a selection of key illustrations from the book to support teaching"--Page 4 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This is the first compendium for conservation professionals involved in the preservation of paper artifacts in archives, libraries and fine art museums around the world. The global team of expert authors explain the principal interactions between paper and water, a topic of primary importance for every conservator working with paper artifacts and other cellulose-based materials. The work integrates knowledge from the different disciplines of paper engineering, conservation science and conservation practice, and will serve as a textbook in a rapidly expanding profession that has virtually no customized education literature. Water is present when paper is made. It contributes to its deterioration and serves many essential functions when deteriorated paper is treated by conservators. Drawing on paper industry and science research, Paper and Water examines the relationship between paper and water. Throughout the book, theoretical information concerning basic principles that underlie the interaction of paper and water is presented in close association with practical information that informs the reader about mechanisms that govern conservation procedures. Topics discussed in the book include: structure and properties of dry and wet paper; structure and properties of water; paper production steps relevant to the interaction between paper and water; influence of humid climate conditions on the deterioration of paper; principles of aqueous deacidification; preparation and use of aqueous solutions, methods of treating paper with water, as well as factors influencing their effectiveness; mechanisms of drying paper during its production; methods of drying paper in conservation; historical and ethical dimensions of aqueous treatment in paper conservation."--Publisher's description.
Subject Terms:
Books -- Conservation and restoration -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Paper -- Preservation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Paper -- Preservation.
Brückle, Irene.
Daniels, Vincent.

  • Relevant chemistry / Gerhard Banik
  • Properties of water / Gerhard Banik
  • Dissociation of water: acids and bases / Gerhard Banik
  • Structure and properties of dry and wet paper / Irene Brückle
  • Structure and properties of dry and wet paper / Irene Brückle
  • Effect of pulp on paper-water interactions / Irene Brückle
  • Effect of sizing on paper-water interactions / Gerhard Banik [and others]
  • Paper drying in the manufacturing process / D. Steven Keller
  • Paper ageing and the influence of water / Paul M. Whitmore
  • The introduction of water / Irene Brückle and Gerhard Banik
  • The rate of discolouration removal from paper by washing / Vincent Daniels
  • Washing paper in conservation / Joanna M. Kosek
  • Aqueous deacidification of paper / Anthony W. Smith
  • Drying paper in conservation practice / Irene Brückle and Gerhard Banik
  • Aquenous treatment in concert / Irene Brückle.