This practical gilding manual provides a scientific and historical analysis of the materials and techniques for raised gilding with gesso; providing step by step instructions. Tresser approaches gilding as a chemist, demystifying the craft process & thus creating a more consistently successful product. This CD also provides an in-depth discussion of the preparation and application of the gesso. CD includes color photos, which were not included in the original printed edition. (These images are provided in PDF format). The digital book can be viewed on your computer & printed if desired.