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Replicating The Palette From Pierre-Franҫois Tingry’S The Painter’S And Colourman’S Complete Guide, Kelsey Britt Jan 2018

Replicating The Palette From Pierre-Franҫois Tingry’S The Painter’S And Colourman’S Complete Guide, Kelsey Britt

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis addresses the replication of house paints with period methods and materials as described in the third edition of Pierre-Franҫois Tingry’s (1743-1821) treatise, The Painter’s and Colourman’s Complete Guide (1830). Drawing on documentary sources, conservation and preservation literature, and previous examples of paint replication, it examines the historic materials and methods of preparing oil-based house paints and explores possibilities of accurate paint replication. It also considers paint treatises as an important source of information for understanding historic paints and discusses the history of paint replication in the U.S., including the current interest in replicating historic ...


Examining Slavery's Architectural Finishes: The Importance Of Interdisciplinary Investigations Of Humble Spaces, Rebekah Zubaida Yousaf Jan 2018

Examining Slavery's Architectural Finishes: The Importance Of Interdisciplinary Investigations Of Humble Spaces, Rebekah Zubaida Yousaf

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis studies the evidence of architectural finishes in slave dwellings as a vehicle for understanding their lives, experiences and culture. Reviewing the finishes analyses of slave quarters in eight case studies, the author examines evidence of original finishes and observes how they can inform our understanding of slavery, including the possibility of a transfer of color traditions from Africa. The author also considers architectural and archaeological investigations performed on slave dwellings as a supplement to understanding these spaces and the use of African culture as a form of cultural resistance. The limited but important evidence underlines the need for ...