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O'Connor, Sonia A.

X-radiography of textiles, dress and related objects / Sonia O'Connor, Mary M. Brooks.

[Amsterdam] ; [Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann], [2007]
[London] : [Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann], [2007]
Physical Description:
xix, 336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
NK8804.5 .O266 2007 (LC)
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Table of contents
Table of contents
Includes bibliographical references and index.
X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This book looks at the techniques used in X-raying textiles, showing how digitisation and digital image manipulation can yield maximum information about the subject.
Subject Terms:
Expertising, X-ray.
Expertising, X-ray.
Museum conservation methods.
Museum conservation methods.
Radiography in archaeology.
Radiography in archaeology.
Textile fabrics -- Radiography.
Textile fabrics -- Radiography.
Brooks, Mary M.

  • 1: Textile X-radiography
  • Introduction / Sonia O'Connor and Mary M. Brooks
  • Principles of X-radiography / Sonia O'Connor
  • High definition X-radiography of textiles: methods and approaches / Sonia O'Connor
  • Textile X-radiography and digital imaging / Sonia O'Connor and Jason Maher
  • Image interpretation / Sonia O'Connor
  • Assessing the risks of X-radiography to textiles / Sonia O'Connor with a contribution on DNA by Jason Maher
  • Radiation safety / Graham Hart
  • 2: Exploring the X-radiographic features of textile objects / Sonia O'Connor and Mary M. Brooks
  • Materials
  • Threads, fabrics and construction techniques
  • Surface decoration
  • Makers and making, degradation and repair
  • 3: Case studies
  • Introduction / Mary M. Brooks and Sonia O'Connor
  • Evaluating X-radiography as a tool for examining upholstered furniture / Kathryn Gill
  • The use of X-radiography in the Textile Conservation Laboratory, Opificio delle Pietro Dure, Florence: methodological, technical and research approaches towards a non-invasive investigative technique / Susanna Conti and Alfredo Aldrovandi
  • The role of X-radiography in the documentation and investigation of an eighteenth century multi-layered stomacher / Gabriella Barbieri
  • Hidden Structures: the use of X-radiography in the Fashion Gallery at Snibston discovery park, Leicestershire / Clare Bowyer
  • X-radiography of a knitted silk stocking with metal thread embroidery / Sonia O'Connor, Mary M. Brooks and Josie Sheppard
  • A chalice veil rediscovered / Sonia O'Connor and Mary M. Brooks
  • The use of X-radiography in the analysis and conservation documentation of a set of seventeenth century hanging wall pockets / Mary M. Brooks and Sonia O'Connor
  • 'In needle works there doth great knowledge rest': the contribution of X-radiography to the understanding of seventeenth century English embroideries from the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford / Mary M. Brooks and Sonia O'Connor
  • X-radiography of dolls and toys / Mary M. Brooks, Sonia O'Connor and Josie Sheppard
  • X-radiography of teddy bears and other textile artefacts at the Victoria & Albert Museum / Marion Kite
  • X-radiography of patchwork and quilts / Mary M. Brooks, Sonia O'Connor and Josie Sheppard
  • Revealing the layers: the X-radiography of eighteenth century shoes at Hampshire County Council Museums and Archives Service / Sarah Howard and Robert Holmes
  • The contribution of X-radiography to the conservation and study of textile/leather composite archaeological footwear recovered from the Norwegian Arctic / Elizabeth E. Peacock
  • Controlled lifting and X-radiography of gold threads from ancient archaeological textiles / Elizabeth Barham
  • X-radiography of ethnographic objects at the Horniman Museum / Louis Bacon
  • The use of X-radiography in the conservation treatment and reinterpretation of an incomplete musette / Sylvie François
  • X-radiographic examination of a historic mannequin on display in Edinburgh, Castle, Scotland / David Starley and Fiona Cahill
  • X-radiography of Rembrandt's paintings on canvas / Ernst van de Wetering Précis by Mary M. Brooks and Sonia O'Connor.