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This book traces the history of gilding from ancient Egypt and Babylon through Rome, the Near East, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and finally into the modern-day studio. This revised edition has added colour plates and new information on ancient Egyptian papyrus gilding. This is a must-have book for book artists and illuminators, explaining in detail the historical and modern techniques of manuscript gilding, along with recipes and helpful hints. Step-by-step methods of applying and burnishing gold are described in a sensible and easy-to-understand way. Learn about the tools, methods, and materials employed in flat, raised, and pattern gilding for manuscripts and paintings, along with historical mordants such as Gesso Sottile, Gum Ammoniac, Gum Arabic, and Garlic Juice; and modern mordants such as Acrylic Gesso and White Glue. This work is the most complete source available for detailed information on this ancient, obscure, and highly-prized craft. "The Gilded Page" is a valuable resource for conservationists and historians, as well as any artists interested in this ancient art form.
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Kathleen P. Whitley is formally trained as an artist, and has received international recognition for her artwork. Her research into gilding and illumination was primarily due to her personal interest in historical methods and techniques.
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Book Description The British Library Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110712350667