THE HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL PAPIER MÂCHÉ
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SOURCES OF MATERIALSAcryloid B-72 (a copolymer of ethyl methacrylate and methy acrylate)
Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, Pa.Rhoplex A.C. 33 (acrylic polymer emulsion)
Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, Pa.Polyfix (vinyl polymer and calcium carbonate filling material)
LePages Ltd., Bramalea, OntarioMaster Mechanic All Purpose Hot Melt Glue (polyamide glue-gun adhesive)
True-Value Hardware, Chicago, III.One Time spackling compound (vinyl emulsion and glass microballoons)
Red Devil Inc., Union, N.J.Sculpey (polyvinyl chloride modeling material)
Polyform Products Inc., Schiller Park, III.Soluvar Picture Varnish
Binney and Smith, Easton, Pa.Silastic, E., R.T.V. (silicone polymer molding material)
Dow corning, Midland, Mich.Hydrostone (high-strength gypsum plaster)
U.S. Gypsum, Chicago, III.Parafilm (microcrystalline wax-type release agent)
Sculpture Supplies, Ltd., New York, N.Y.Methocel A4M (methyl cellulose)
Dow Chemical Co., Wilmington, Del.Agateen (cellulose nitrate- type lacquer)
Agate Lacquer Co., Long Island City, N.Y.
JONATHAN THORNTON received his B.A. in art history and studio art from Antioch College in 1974 and an M.A. and certificate of advanced study in art conservation from the State University of New York (Cooperstown Graduate Program) in 1980. Since that time he has been teaching object conservation in the same graduate program, first at Cooperstown and subsequently in Buffalo, where he is now associate professor. His current research interests include the materials techniques and history of sculptural decoration. Address: Art Conservation Department, State University College of New York at Buffalo, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14222.