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Architectural ironwork

Kunst Aus Dem Feuer: Sechzehn Kunstschmiede Aus Sieben Landern = Art From The Fire Hoffmann; Gretl

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In this book we introduce sixteen blacksmiths; each of whom has a special and distinct style. Some are young men; others experienced artisans. Most of their workshops are small; some men intentionally work on their own; so that literally everything is under their control. Featured blacksmiths: Manfred + German Bergmeister; Terrence Clark; Alan Evans; Christoph Friedrich; Dimitri Gerakaris; Hermann Gradinger; James Horrobin; Takayoshi Komine; Serge Marchal; Paul Nagel; Albert Paley; Antony Robinson; Paul Zimmermann. German and English.

Architectural ironwork - History; Ironwork - History; Wrought-iron - History

Publisher J. Hoffmann. 1987. 143 pages

 
Kunstschmieden: Metallgestaltung In Baden-Württemberg K. (editor); Hafen; O. (editor); Schindler; P. (editor) Walz

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Filled cover to cover with black and white photographs of German ironwork. The emphasis is on architectural and sculptural ironwork. All text (what little there is - mostly photos) is in German.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Charles Coleman Verlag. 1987.

 
Der Kunstschmied Otto Schmirler Otto Schmirler

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In The Blacksmith (Der Kunstschmied); Otto Schmirler provides an account of work done by a master craftsman and his assistants. His purpose for this book; first published in 1977; was to re-awaken the interest in; and understanding for; the art of wrought ironwork. This book marks the beginning of Schmirler's guiding principle: to pass on what has been learned and proven; for the very essence of our craft is the handing down of experience from generation to generation. What Schmirler passes on in this book are over 750 of his drawings and photos of his work. The drawings show the master craftsman at the creative phase; and the photos document the final work of art. All text in German

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork

Publisher Wasmuth. 1976. 224 pages

 
Schmiede- Und Schlosserarbeiten: Auswahlbd. Hans Scheel

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Cover to cover black and white photos of German ironwork. All text in German. The ironwork looks like it is mostly from the 1970s. There is a large section in the back of the book dealing with the laying out of stair railing; but the text is all in German.

Architectural ironwork; Art metal-work; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Hoffmann. 1977. 152 pages

 
Decorative Ironwork: Design/Technique Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas

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Decorative Ironwork is intended for the blacksmith who has mastered basic techniques and is ready to specialize and design his own work. This work presents discussions of seven grilles; each incorporating a different repeating design. By studying the designs and techniques used in their construction; the craftsman will gain a broader understanding of design and of certain advanced methodologies. Discussed for each grille are notable features of its design; suggestions for adaptation and experimentation; and how the design fits into the history of decorative ironwork. The step-by-step creation of the piece is then explained in detail through sequential photographs and accompanying text. COSIRA; the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas; provides training for craft workshops in the United Kingdom.

Architectural ironwork - History; Ironwork - History; Wrought-iron - History

Publisher MacMillan Publishing Company. 1987. 79 pages

 
Gitter und Tore Schindler; Ernst

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Cover to cover black and white photos of contemporary (1970) German ironwork; primarily gates. All text in German.

Architectural ironwork; European metalwork

Publisher Charles Coleman. 1970. 100 pages

 
Schmiedearbeiten Von Heute: Gelander; Turen; Fenstergitter; Schriften; Tore; Grabzeichen Hoffmann; Gretl; Maurach; Ju¨rgen

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In this book we investigate contemporary forms and their development; since we believe that every epoch should seek relevant expressions of itself. There are; of course; plenty of examples which demonstrate that pieces of work created unequivocally in the spirit of our own age may be admirable combined with older buildings of quality. We need not shy away from comparisons with the past. Filled cover to cover with black and white photos of architectural metalwork. Captions in both English and German.

Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - History; Wrought-iron - History

Publisher J. Hoffmann. 1986. 159 pages

 
Samuel Yellin: Metalworker Jack Andrews

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Samuel Yellin Metalworker is a photographic essay and documentation about the master artist-blacksmith Samuel Yellin – representing the culmination of 19th-century wrought iron design and fabrication. This book is the only attempt to record carefully the evolution of this artistic giant. In Philadelphia; from 1909 to1940; Yellin created wrought iron work for major clients and architects throughout the US. There are the historic photos of Yellin and those who worked in this famous shop – 286 craftsmen in 1928. Better are the many pages of his wrought iron; each piece speaking volumes. There are gates; railings; keys; locks; fireplace sets; lighting devices; and whimsical creatures. The scale of this work is sometimes overwhelming. There is a complete list of Yellin’s works recorded on job cards – these cards will help researchers in locating samples of this incredible work. Samuel Yellin’s masterpieces remain an important subject to examine; not only for blacksmiths but also for artists; architects; interior designers; historians; and anyone who works with or enjoys metalwork.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher SkipJack Press. 1992. 116 pages

 
Gelander Michiel; M. L. di (Michelangelo Leopold)

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Black and white photo plates of German ironwork with German captions

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher . 1980. 102 pages

 
Otto Schmirler - Wrought Iron Artistry Wasmuth; Verlag Ernst

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A collection of wrought iron designs by Otto Schmirler. Includes 765 sketches; scale drawings; and photographs. Some of the designs are for fireside appliances; chandeliers and lamps; clocks; and mountings.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Larson Publishing Company. 1986. 168 pages

 
Wrought Ironwork Rural Development Commission

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The first part of the book describes the making of the most common decorative features such as scrolls; water leaves; wavy bars and twists. The difficult acanthus leaves and embossed work are not included in the present volume. Part 2 describes step by step the making and assembly of a gate; which includes the same techniques as are used in all traditional decorative ironwork such as grilles; brackets and hearth furniture. The final chapter discusses the problems of painting and rust proofing. A knowledge of basic smithing techniques has been assumed throughout; and only those tools peculiar to decorative ironwork are mentioned.

Architectural ironwork - History; Ironwork - History; Wrought-iron - History

Publisher . 97 pages

 
Wrought Ironwork Gates: Catalogue Of Drawings (Rural Commission) Rural Development Commission

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This new edition of wrought ironwork designs for gates reflects over 60 years of craftsmanship. It should prove invaluable as a reference and working tool to all those involved in forgework - or interested in the history of blacksmithing. This catalogue illustrates what is believed to be a unique collection of working drawings. The work is by designer craftsmen associated with the Rural Industries Bureau from the 1930s through to 1968; the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (CoSIRA) from 1968 to 1988; and the present Rural Development Commission.

Architectural ironwork; Design; Gate Design; Ironwork

Publisher Countryside Agency. 1992. 96 pages

 
Wrought Iron In Architecture: An Illustrated Survey Gerald K. Geerlings

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This exceptional volume documents the many uses of wrought iron in architecture from the fourteenth century through the twentieth. 380 illustrations show gates; railings; screens; lighting fixtures; bannisters; balconies; and much else. Includes examples from Italy; Spain; England; Germany; France; Belgium; Holland; America. Indispensable Sourcebook. Introduction.

Reprint. Originally published: New York : Scribner; 1929.

Architectural ironwork; Decoration and ornament; Architectural; Wrought-iron

Publisher Dover Publications. 1984. 202 pages

 
Dekorative Turen: Einzelanfertigungen U. Sonderkonstruktionen In Metall; Glas U. Holz (German Edition) Gretl Hoffmann

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Every door is at once a boundary; shutting off one area from another; and also a bond between the inside and the outside. Thoroughout the ages entrance doors to buildings have always had to be exceptionally robust. Batten construction conferred on them the necessary strength; but it also provided interesting scope for decoration. Signs and symbols already appeared centuries ago to furnish an indication of what lay behind the door. Ornamentation of doors in modern times is a special feature of church architecture. In the realm of the sacred; the door has a special roleas a threshold to the world beyond. In the secular field too however; the plain; flush door or the single metal-glass system are giving way to livelier and more original designs. Individually created doors are increasingly found beside the anonymous factory product. Now we are beginning to experiment with the structure and aesthetic appearance of interior doors in buildings as well. This book is filled with black and white and color photographs of door systems. Many styles and mediums are represented. Captions are in German and English.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - Themes; motives; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Hoffmann. 1977. 144 pages

 
Stahltreppen Kurt Hoffmann; Helga Griese

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This book is written in German. It is primarily black and white photographs of stairways. Many drawings accompany the photos to give a basic idea of how they were laid out.

Architectural ironwork; Stairs

Publisher Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt DVA. 1992. 167 pages

 
Das Eisenwerk. Otto Höver

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319 pages filled with black and white photos of historic German architectural ironwork.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Wasmuth. 1993. 320 pages

 
Stahlgestaltung. Entwurfslehre Des Kunstschmiedens Fritz Kühn

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Cover to cover black and white photos and illustrations of design elements; details and techniques. Text and captions in German.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing training and techniques; European metalwork

Publisher Wasmuth. 1981. 238 pages

 
Wrought Iron Gabriele Mandel

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A look at historical ironwork through many color photos and illustrations; with a brief introductory text and English captions.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Magna Books. 1990. 64 pages

 
The Art Of Wrought Metalwork For House And Garden (Schmiedekunst Am Haus) Otto Schmirler

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From AABA Library book review: The subject Otto Schmirler chose for this book is ironwork for buildings; with emphasis on security and ornamentation. This book is for craftsmen who already possess the basic knowledge of forging iron. All of the drawings and photographs in this book were hand-picked by Schmirler from his archives. These true-to-scale drawings formed the basis of his work. "The drawings of pieces reproduced here are all original and sketched by me." His drawings were used to faithfully record the details he would wrought in the iron; to file away for commissions in the future; and to pass on what has been learned. His drawings and photographs include sculptures; garden gates; letter boxes; gates and doors; lanterns; grilles for doors and windows; furnishings; balustrades; garden furniture; fountains; decorations; and screens. Text also in English and French.

Architectural ironwork; Ironwork

Publisher Wasmuth. 1979. 296 pages

 
American Antique Weathervanes: The Complete Illustrated Westervelt Catalog Of 1883 A. B. & W. T. Westervelt; A. B. Westervelt; W. T. Westervelt

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Westervelt's extensively illustrated 1883 catalog; illustrating over 550 copper weathervanes and finials; is herein reprinted. This excellent primary source by one of the principal manufacturers of American weathervanes offers an extraordinarily wide range of styles and motifs. Publisher's Note.
Reprint. Originally published: Illustrated catalogue and price list of copper weather vanes; bannerets; and finials; manufactured by A.B. & W.T. Westervelt. New York : Westervelt; 1883.

Architectural ironwork - Catalogs; Decorative cast-ironwork - Catalogs; Weather vanes - History

Publisher Dover Publications. 1982. 104 pages

 
Sette Secoli Di Ferro: Manuale Pratico Per Riconoscere Gli Stili E Giudicare La Qualita Del Ferro Battuto Giuseppe Maria Jonghi Lavarini; Magnani; Franco

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Lots of photographs and drawings of very fine; classical European ironwork. All captions are in Italian only; but the pictures speak loudly! The book also features a chapter on Alessandro Mazzucotelli; but the text is in Italian.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Di Baio. 1991.

 
Il Ferro Battuto Giuseppe Ciscato

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This books starts with some text written in Italian; but then is filled with hundreds of inspirational color photos of Italian ironwork ranging from hardware to sculpture to architectural. All captions are in Italian.

Architectural ironwork; European metalwork; Ironwork; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher Alinea Editrice. 1993. 430 pages

 
Baltimore's Cast-Iron Buildings And Architectural Ironwork James D. Dilts; Catharine F. Black; Dilts; James D; Black; Catharine F

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The Baltimore region has had a long tradition in iron production; beginning with the colonial era; and continuing throughout the 1950s as Sparrows Point became the single largest steel complex in the world. This book provides the first integrated treatment of this facet of the Industrial Revolution in Baltimore. Prefabrication; mass production; standard components - all were employed in nineteenth-century Baltimore's cast iron architecture and ornament. As a documentation and celebration of Baltimore's cast-iron fronts; the book details for the first time how the material of a cast-iron building was derived; fabricated; and erected. Its directory explores the history of each of the remaining cast-iron fronts in Baltimore; while separate chapters are devoted to the Peabody Library and the Sun Iron Building. This heavily illustrated work also includes reprinted catalogs of the Hayward; Bartlett and Bartlett; Robbins companies from the 1850s and 1860s.

Architectural ironwork; Cast-iron fronts (Architecture)

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 1991. 116 pages

 
Ornamental Ironwork: An Illustrated Guide To Its Design; History And Use In American Architecture Susan Southworth; Michael Southworth

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Architectural cast and wrought ironwork has served as an important form of ornamentation for hundreds of years; and its use is notable in several geographic areas and historical periods of American architecture. This reissue of a classic treatise on the history and technology of architectural ironwork brings to the modern architect a clearer understanding of the myriad forms and uses to which ironwork has been put. In addition; this handy book is full of practical techniques for restoring and preserving ornamental ironwork. Also shown are many of the traditional patterns and design motifs; which can be used as tracings for contemporary design.

Architectural ironwork - History; Architectural ironwork - Themes; motives

Publisher McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing. 1991. 224 pages

 
Metallgestaltung - Sakralausstattungen Klaus Pracht

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Ecclesiastical interior design holds an amazing variety of uses for metallic materials. Typical examples include metal crucifixes and statues of Christ; baptismal fonts; candlesticks and candelabra; offertory boxes; chandeliers and bells. This richly illustrated book shows superb examples of these as well as grille doors; door handles; porches; grille partitions; organ galleries; etc. This book shows examples of unusual designs by representatives of a craft which not only derives its importance from the past; but is still fulfilling an important function. It also shows that today's creative metal designer need not fear comparison with the art metal worker of yesteryear. The entire book is filled with black and white photographs from cover to cover. Captions are in English; German and French.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Metal sculpture

Publisher Wasmuth (Ernst) Verlag;Germany. 1997. 220 pages

 
Eisenzeit /Iron Age: Der Kölner Kunstschmied Carl Wyland 1886-1972 /Carl Wyland; Craft Metalsmith From Cologne Barbara Maas

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Until recently; little was known about Carl Wyland; one of the leading ironsmiths of the 20th century in Germany. Although most of the literature on ironwork publlished during the 1950s and 1960s includes references to Carl Wyland; information is generally sparse; since the majority of publications were conceived as pattern books and do not offer much text. This study about Carl Wyland takes a novel approach in analyzing the work of one of the most prominent ironsmiths of this time by placing it in its historical context. The majority of the book consists of black & white and color photographs of his architectural work. Text and captions are in both German and English.

Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Wasmuth; E. 1997. 144 pages

 
Edgar Brandt Joan Kahr

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Edgar Brandt: Master of Art Deco Ironwork is the first book to document the life and work of the premier metalsmith of the twentieth century. A member of a group of extraordinary artist-craftsmen that included Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann; Jean Puiforcat; and Jean Dunand; among others; Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) was a leading force during a period of great achievement in French decorative arts and design; creating an entirely new aesthetic for the medium of wrought iron. Joan Kahr; the leading authority on Brandt; draws on extensive interviews with Brandt's family and former colleagues as well as period accounts culled from the art and design press of the day. She explores Brandt's multifaceted career as a talented artist; pioneering ironsmith; influential designer; and successful entrepreneur; detailing how he fused traditional hand forging with industrial methods and new technology - such as oxy-acetylene welding; power hammering; and die stamping - to make the incomparable objects in his repertoire.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Harry N. Abrams. 1999. 240 pages

 
Medieval Decorative Ironwork In England (Research Reports; 59) Jane Geddes

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The author traces the development of the designs and techniques used in the production of iron-work in England from roughly 1050 to 1500. Found mostly on church doors; chests and tombs (in the form of hinges; handles; knockers or grilles) the ironwork of this period is a virtually unexplored aspect of medieval art; and has proved to be a rich source of evidence for design and craft skills. Extensively illustrated with more than 600 photographs and drawings; Medieval Decorative Ironwork in England presents; for the first time; a comprehensive national record of this little-studied artistic medium. Geddes' discussion of iron-working techniques and the designs' symbolism will be of interest to students of medieval history; architecture and the history of art; while the catalogue provides a rich resource for archivists and church enthusiasts. Architects; conservators; designers and craftsmen will find the illustrations and technical analysis of great practical use; as well as providing a valuable source for design ideas.

Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Forging - History; Ironwork; Ironwork - History

Publisher Society of Antiquaries of London. 1999. 432 pages

 
Stuart Hill: Metal Works Klaus Pracht; Hill; Stuart

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Black and white photo plates from cover to cover with both German and English captions. From the author's introduction: "It's clear that this is a metal designer whose methods have very little in common with those of a traditional blacksmith; although all the processes are derived from techniques discovered in the forge. Hill uses streamlined; economical processes such as welding; squeezing; and pressing. Even the simplest objects produced in this way are true to the aesthetic of modern design. One of Hill's specialisms is his continuous efforts to develop ever simpler ways of joining components. His design details are not just technically convincing; they are inspired." "The aim of this book is to familiarise readers with Stuart Hill's signature style. It describes innovative manufacturing methods and introduces a new approach to viewing and appreciating metalwork."

Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Wasmuth (Ernst) Verlag;Germany. 1999. 172 pages

 
Decorative Ironwork: Wrought Iron Gratings; Gates And Railings Margarete Baur-Heinhold

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Who can resist the magic of beautiful wrought ironwork? What artists in iron have wrought over the centuries in ornaments and decorations is shown in this book through hundreds of captivating photographs. Thorough attention is paid to the restoration of wrought iron through discussions of techniques and various materials. The ironwork examples are organized according to the uses of ironwork; such as gratings that protect doors and windows; entries and gates from Europe in the Middle Ages; through the artistic creations of the 17th and 18th centuries up to works of our own day. Balconies and stairways; arbors; fencing; and church gratings provide exceptional opportunities for beautiful wrought iron artistry. Look and learn; and be inspired.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 2000. 176 pages

 
Colonial Ironwork In Old Philadelphia Philip B. Wallace; William A. Dunn; Fiske Kimball

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This lavishly illustrated tribute to Philadelphia's many well-preserved examples of colonial ironwork features 182 crisp black-and-white photographs and 41 measured drawings. These imaginatively rendered ironworks appear in the railings and gates of churchyards; on the marble steps of town houses; in the balconies and lanterns of banks and other buildings; and elsewhere.

Originally published: New York : Dover Publications; 1970.

Architectural ironwork; Ironwork; Ironwork; Colonial

Publisher Dover Publications. 1998. 160 pages

 
Treasury Of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples From Historical Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) Carol Belanger Grafton

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Superb examples of the ironworker's art — elaborately wrought designs for gates; fences; finials; banisters; window grilles; signs; marquees; cathedral screens; and a host of other architectural and decorative appointments; from Gothic style to Art Nouveau — meticulously rendered in fine black-and-white drawings reprinted from rare European and American books and periodicals.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational

Publisher Dover Publications. 1992. 128 pages

 
Metall Design International 2001 (A Year Book Of Hephaistos) Peter Elgass

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This is a yearbook featuring some of the finest professional metalsmiths of the year. The artists featured live off their work. This book has many photographs of metalwork ranging from architectural work to abstract sculptures and everything in between. "Despite most different artistic styles; there are inner common features. If this yearbook manages to communicate the common features apart from the differences; we have achieved what we wanted."

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Metal sculpture

Publisher Verlag Hephaistos Publishing House. 2000. 232 pages

 
Basics Of Style For The Artist-Blacksmith Max Metzger

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This is a book that presents the basics of style particularly adapted for the artist-blacksmith. From the author: "This teaching of style should be easy to understand; and is presented without any material not relevant to the smith. It would be considered a success if it enabled the young smith to identify the period of a style with confidence; to copy an object with the particular characteristics of a style; and to know the conditions and requirements of a stylistically correct design." Translated from German with many illustrations.

Architectural ironwork; Art metal-work; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Design; Repousse; chasing; chiseling metal work

Publisher Robert Ruhloff. 2002. 144 pages

 
The Artist Blacksmith: Design And Techniques Peter Parkinson; Peter Hubert Parkin

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The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative; contemporary approach to this ancient craft; and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down; bending; upsetting; and spreading; hot cutting; punching; and finally; twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs; The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmithing training and techniques

Publisher Crowood Press. 2001. 160 pages

 
La Magia Del Ferro Battuto Italiano. Cento Fabbri Mille Idee. Ciscato; Giuseppe

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A journey through Italian blacksmithing art... This exploration has a precise aim: contributing to the knowledge and diffusion of Italian blacksmithing art. It is aimed at whoever is interested in knowing and divulging the art of blacksmithing; and wants to know where Italian blacksmiths live and what they produce. This book leads you in a wonderful journey through Italian villages; towns; city outskirts and finds the magic of wrought iron. Hundreds of color photos with Italian and English captions.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher Alinea Edit. 2003. 352 pages

 
A Heritage In Iron Rafael Routson

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A Heritage in Iron; by Rafael Routson 11 ¾ x 9 ½ inches; 216 pages; over 200 full-color and historical photos; cloth-bound hardcover with dust jacket. $55 (including tax and shipping) ISBN 0-9758812-0-5 Blacksmiths; mountain cowboys; timber frame artisans; and classic American craftsmanship are celebrated through the pages of A Heritage in Iron; the handsome new book featuring two ranches in southwest Colorado. With the goal of preserving the heritage of the Old West; the Centennial and Last Dollar Ranches; featured in the June 2004 issue of Architectural Digest; have been carefully restored and protected with conservation easements. These ranches will forever be devoted to traditional cattle ranching while providing open space and wildlife habitat. A Heritage In Iron documents the history of the two ranches; the restoration projects; the blacksmith work; and the individuals who forged the hinges; latches; and other ironwork installed on the ranches. Generously illustrated; the collection includes historical sepia-toned and full-color contemporary photographs; along with an assortment of the images ghosted behind the text. Meticulous mechanical drawings and graceful pencil sketches show the work that went into planning and designing the authentic barns; out buildings; and hardware of the two ranches including Dashwood House; the ranch headquarters. Author Rafael Routson speaks of these mountainous ranches and the people who call them home with the informed language of one who knows first-hand the rewards of working with the land.

Architectural ironwork; Architectural ironwork - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Blacksmiths - Interviews

Publisher Double Shoe Publishing Company. 2004. 216 pages

 
Forged Architectural Metalwork Peter Parkinson

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A handsomely illustrated guide to forged architectural ironwork and the craft of the artist blacksmith.

At one time; almost every town and village had a blacksmith. There are fewer smiths today; but despite the public perception that blacksmithing belongs to a bygone era; the craft is thriving. Architectural ironwork demands a wide spectrum of skills; from making a finely detailed drawing to forging heavy; red-hot metal bars. A good gate; grille; or balustrade looks so self-evidently right in its setting that its origin seems almost beyond question; but a blacksmith had to measure; design; forge; assemble; finish; and fit it in place. Written by a leading artist blacksmith; and illustrated with nearly 250 photos and drawings; Forged Architectural Metalwork looks at design; construction; finishing; and installation; as well as the skills required of smithworkers in the architectural field today. Chapters: 1 - Working and Workshop 2 - Basic Forging Processes 3 - Assembly Technique 4 - Surveying the Site 5 - Design and Regulations 6 - Handrails 7 - Balustrades 8 - Railings and Fences 9 - Screens and Grilles 10 - Gates 11 - Materials and Finishes 12 - Installation

Architectural ironwork; Ironwork

Publisher Crowood Press. 2006. 176 pages

 
Fer Forgé Ville Et Campagne l. Rodighiero

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This book is a black and white photo collection of French ironwork. All captions are in French.

Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher Charles Massin. 2000. 78 pages

 
Metal Design International 2010 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2007 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2009 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2011 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher . 2011.

 
Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio Smith and Gnudi

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 1999 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2000 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2002 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2003 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2004 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2005 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2006 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2008 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2012 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2013 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2014 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2015 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

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Metal Design International 2016 Elgass

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Architectural ironwork; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher . 2016.