Conservation Of The Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

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  • Copyright: 2005-04-18
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Illustrated in colour throughout, this handsome volume presents selected papers from an international symposium held in June 2001 marking the completion of a ten-year project to conserve the Last Judgment mosaic, at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. The project was a partnership between the Office of the President of the Czech Republic, the Prague Castle Administration, and the Getty Conservation Institute. The goal of the symposium was to present the methodology, research, and results of the project, which involved conserving one of the finest examples of monumental medieval mosaic art in Europe.

Author Biography

Francesca Pique and Dusan Stulik are project specialist and senior scientist, respectively, with the Getty Conservation Institute.

Table of Contents

The Last Judgment mosaic : the historical record, 1370-1910p. 3
Charles IV's Italian travels : an inspiration for the mosaic?p. 11
The iconography of the Last Judgment mosaic and its medieval contextp. 21
The Last Judgment mosaic : Bohemian originality and the Italian examplep. 33
Conservation of the Last Judgment mosaic, 1910-1992p. 39
Research and intervention on the Last Judgment mosaic, 1956-1992p. 43
The use of visual records for reconstructing the history of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 55
Methodology and ethical issues for the conservation of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 79
Technology of Italian glass mosaicsp. 123
Scientific research in the conservation of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 135
The microclimate of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 157
Research in mosaic cleaningp. 167
The Last Judgment mosaic : development of coating technologiesp. 177
Documentation of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 191
Conservation treatment of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 211
Monitoring and maintenance of the Last Judgment mosaicp. 223
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