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In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Finding Lost Wax
In: Finding Lost Wax
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
Inquiries on the Intersection of Curatorial and Conservation Cultures
The Explicit Material gathers varied perspectives from the discourses of conservation, curation and humanities disciplines to focus on aspects of heritage transmission and material transitions. The authors observe and explicate the myriad transformations that works of different kinds - manuscripts, archaeological artefacts, video art, installations, performances, film, and built heritage - may undergo: changing contexts, changing matter, changing interpretations and display. Focusing on the vibrant materiality of artworks and artefacts, The Explicit Material puts an emphasis on objects as complex constructs of material relations. By so doing, it announces a shift in sensibilities and understandings of the significance of objects and the materials they are made of, and on the increasingly blurred boundaries between the practices of conservation and curation.
The Disappearance and Recovery of an Ancient Casting Technique and the Experiments of Medardo Rosso
Volume Editor: Sharon Hecker
This book is the first scholarly account of how lost wax casting was forgotten and rediscovered around the world thanks to transmission of know-how by Italian founders in the late nineteenth century. Against this backdrop, Medardo Rosso, an Italian sculptor living in Paris, overturned rules of the technique through creative approaches to serial reproduction. His unusual casts prefigured experiments in casting in the modern era. The volume includes art-historical essays by distinguished scholars on the revival of lost wax casting in different countries and a case study of Rosso’s Bambino ebreo series, including scientific analysis and conservation studies.

Podcast interview with Sharon Hecker about this book: #HumanitiesMatter - Remodeling a Lost Wax Technique: The Methods of Medardo Rosso (brill.com).