Academic thesis

Waltraud Schartmüller: Prothesis of the letter A, 1966 of Christian Ludwig Attersee. A contribution to the conservation and restauration of decomposed polyurethane foam Back
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Abstract: The following thesis deals with the difficulty of conserving highly degraded Poyester- Polyurethan-Foams. Central point is the conservation and restoration of the object called "Buchstabenprothese A" from Christian Ludwig Attersee made in the year 1966. The theoretical part describes the fabrication, compostition and deterioration phenomena of foam. Materials and application techniques for consolidation and completion of imperfections are conceived, tested and applied in practice. Guidelines for handling and storage were given as well as the design and realisation of a showcase for storage- and exhibition purposes. In addition a virtual three-dimensional reconstruction showes every step of the conservation and restauration.


  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2004
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  110

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