The Hermès Foundation publishes , “Savoir & faire: le bois”, a magnificent book, dedicated to wood in all its forms “from the history and geography of forests to the use of nanoparticles of the wood”.
In chapter: Matter and techniques: yesterday, today and tomorrow, Cécile-Gilbert Byl, art historian, manager of the restoration workshop and responsible for preliminary studies, wrote two articles.
The first one dedicated to the restoration of the altarpieces of Bordeaux :
The second, dedicated to Romain Gilbert, highlights contemporary cabinetwork
For more information : http://www.actes-sud.fr/catalogue/architecture-et-urbanisme/savoir-faire-le-bois