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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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Southwestern Colonial Ironwork: The Spanish Blacksmithing Tradition From Texas To California Marc Simmons; Turley; Frank

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The intent of this study is to show the nature and scope of the Hispanic blacksmithing craft and describe the kinds of ironware used in what is today the southwestern United States. Colonial smiths were more common in the Southwest and their work more sophisticated than has generally been recognized by scholars. They forged all manner of domestic utensils and hardware and served as gunsmiths; armorers; and farriers. The book is divided into two parts. Part I is a historical narrative tracing the story of smithcraft from Spain; through Mexico; to the American Southwest. The Spanish blacksmithing tradition; it becomes apparent; was distinct from that transferred by England to her own New World colonies. Part II looks at the colonial smith; his equipment; his methods; and the products of his forge. Information on these subjects has been taken from documents - particularly wills of blacksmiths; supply lists of expeditions; and inventories of mission workshops.

Includes index.

Blacksmithing - History; Ironwork - History

Publisher Museum of New Mexico Pr. 1980. 199 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

 
Decorative Antique Ironwork (Dover Pictorial Archives) Henry R. d'Allemagne

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This book illustrates the history of European decorative ironwork from Roman times to the 19th century. Over 4;500 outstanding examples of antique ironwork are illustrated on 415 plates. Among them are grilles; locks and padlocks; escutcheons; doorknobs; hinges and mountings; signs and brackets; jewelry; toilet accessories; key rings; handbag frames; liturgical objects and much; much more.

Ironwork - Pictorial works; Ironwork designs; Iron-works - History; Locksmithing and hardware forging

Publisher Dover Publications. 2009. 420 pages

 
Robert Bakewell S. Dunkerley

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Robert Bakewell was baptised at the Parish Church of St. Mary; Uttoxeter; Staffordshire; on March 5th; 1682; the son of Sampson Bakewell and his wife Mary (nee Sales). Sampson Bakewell was a blacksmith and Mary was the daughter of a Derby blacksmith. In 1696 when Robert was fourteen years of age it is believed that he was apprenticed to on of a group of blacksmiths working in London. This book is a collection of photographs (many in color); drawings; and descriptions of his work throughout England.

Ironwork - History

Publisher Scarthin Books. 1988. 112 pages

 
Davies Brothers Gatesmiths: 18th Century Wrought Ironwork In Wales Ifor Edwards

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This book is an introduction to the work of Robert Davies and his brothers; wrought ironsmiths; who lived and worked at Croes Foel; Wrexham in the 18th century. The gates at Chirk Castle; Erddig Hall; Hawkstone Hall and the Parish Churches of Wrexham; Oswestry and Ruthin are documented examples of their work.

Gates - History; Ironwork - History

Publisher Intl Specialized Book Service Inc. 1980. 111 pages

 
Art Nouveau Decorative Ironwork Theodore Menten

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Full range of Art Nouveau ironwork. 137 photographic illustrations of railings; gates; balconies; doorways; staircases; more.

Includes index.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Decoration and ornament - Art nouveau; Ironwork - History

Publisher Dover Publications. 1981. 128 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

 
Professional Smithing: Traditional Techniques For Decorative Ironwork; Whitesmithing; Hardware; Toolmaking; And Locksmithing Donald Streeter

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This is one of the very few manuals written by a recognized professional smith; in this case; one with over 50 years' experience; whose work appears in hundreds of restorations throughout the country. The book has long been unavailable and a collector's item; this eagerly awaited reprint completely reproduces the original edition. Here traditional smithing techniques are presented in clear; step-by-step text and photographs; enabling the reader to produce high-quality; hand-forged small iron work. Included are detailed descriptions of work space layout; specialized tools and techniques; whitesmithing; toolmaking; and locksmithing. Mr. Streeter demonstrates not only how things are done; but how they can best be done by others. There is special emphasis on the crafting of early high-quality; handforged kitchen utensils; fireplace tools; locks; keys; and decorative ironware: hinges; hasps; latches; bolts; hooks; springs; and more. Students and professional and semi-professional smiths will find this volume of great practical value; as will collectors of early American ironwork; owners of colonial houses; historians; preservationists and restorationists in fact; anyone interested in knowing how these early products were made. 144 pages. 257 illustrations. 81/2" x 11". Soft cover.

Originally published: New York : Scribner; 1980.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing projects; Ironwork

Publisher Astragal Press. 1995. 144 pages

 
Antique Iron; English And American: 15th Century Through 1850 (348p) Herbert Schiffer

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Out of print for a while; this classic reference work on antique ironware is available once again. Antique collectors; iron buffs; and industrial historians will welcome the opportunity to browse through its pages; which contain hundreds of photographs of fascinating items. Architectural hardware; lighting devices; and irons; tools; toys; weathervanes; fences and gates; and kitchen utensils are all presented; with examples taken from rarely-viewed private collections as well as major museums. Concise descriptions of each item pictured augment text that includes a great deal of historical and manufacturing information. You'll find details on the iron works at Saugus; Massachusetts; Batsto; New Jersey; Hopewell; Pennsylvania; and more. There's a discussion of the regional products of the South; Midwest; and Northeast of the United States; along with plenty of information on influences from England and Europe.

Ironwork - History; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 1979. 320 pages

 
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

 
Early American Wrought Iron 3 Volumes In 1 Albert H. Sonn

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Here is an accurate and representative record of the colonial blacksmith and his work. It is intended; says the author; to "bring to the attention of the lover of good craftsmanship the pleasing variety of design; the artistic conception and beauty of workmanship displayed in early American wrought iron." Extensive attention is given to the illustration of balconies; grilles; gates; weathervanes; shutter fasteners and footscrapers; as well as to a variety of household items such as andirons; kitchen utensils; and lighting equipment. This is a study of wrought iron; but; as we pursue it; we touch upon a host of other areas that make the colonial period come vividly to life; and reveal the blacksmith as a craftsman worthy of reverence. 263 pages with 320 plates from drawings by the author.

Ironwork

Publisher Bonanza. 1988.

 
Albert Paley Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

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Albert Paley: Sculptures; an exhibition organized by The University of the Arts; brings back Albert Paley to Philadelphia; where he was born and educated and where he attained his initial success as a prominent metalsmith. This project; which documents a significant transition in Albert Paley's celebrated career; features large-scale sculpture; models; and drawings from 1989 to 1991. Full page photos are in both black and white and color.

Art; Modern - Exhibitions; Ironwork - Pictorial works; Metal sculpture; Metal sculpture - Exhibitions

Publisher The University of the Arts Press. 1991. 40 pages

 
Musee Le Secq Des Tournelles A Rouen

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The Musee' Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen contains the largest collection in the world of old wrought iron. It is housed in the former Eglise Saint-Laurent; next to the Musee des Bequx-Arts. The collection contains approximately 15;000 objects of every possible origin (mainly European); from all periods; and of all types (excluding weapons). This is a little booklet about the museum collection. Many color photographs.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; European metalwork; Ironwork; Ironwork - Catalogs

Publisher .

 
Hooks; Rings & Other Things: An Illustrated Index Of New England Iron 1660-1860 Frank T. Barnes

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Iron artifacts; which chronicle day-to-day living in early New England; have been brought together for the first time in this remarkable book by author/collector Frank Barnes. Says John Hamilton; Curator of Americana at the Museum of our National Heritage in Lexington; Massachusetts; "In this pageant of New England ironware; we are stimulated to develop a rewarding awareness and appreciation of forgotten Yankee crafts and folklore. Admittedly; many questions remain unanswered; yet here in this unique collection; we have a workable point of reference for further study of Yankee wrought and cast iron. From cover to cover; this book is filled with captioned illustrations of New England Iron.

Hardware - Catalogs; Implements; utensils; Catalogs; Ironwork - Catalogs; Tools - Catalogs

Publisher Christopher Pub House. 1988. 237 pages

 
Mediaeval Ironwork In Sweden: Vol.1 Lennart Karlsson

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The primary material; essentially consisting of church doors with ornamental; symbolic and apotropaic representations in wrough iron; is accounted for in a catalogue comprising 536 items and illustrated by 1120 photos and drawings. The catalogue is supplemented with a reasoned exposition consisting of: a regional survey of Swedish ironwork; a comparison with ironwork from the rest of Europe; an iconographic chapter which examines the extent to which the position of the ironwork on a door has influenced the choice of motifs; an analysis of the legal aspects - particularly regarding right of asylum - of the ringhandle; an illustration of the importance of material and technique in the absolutely unique development of wrought-iron forms; a survey of the carpentry construction of ironed doors; and; finally ; a chapter on chronology. The reasoned passages are illustrated by 380 photos and drawings. The majority of Volume I is text; with quite a few photos and illustrations. Volume II contains many more photographs.

Title on prelim. p.; v. 1: Medieval ironwork.

Ironwork; Ironwork; Medieval

Publisher Almqvist & Wiksell Internat. 1988. 437 pages

 
Mediaeval Ironwork In Sweden: Vol.2 Lennart Karlsson

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The primary material; essentially consisting of church doors with ornamental; symbolic and apotropaic representations in wrough iron; is accounted for in a catalogue comprising 536 items and illustrated by 1120 photos and drawings. The catalogue is supplemented with a reasoned exposition consisting of: a regional survey of Swedish ironwork; a comparison with ironwork from the rest of Europe; an iconographic chapter which examines the extent to which the position of the ironwork on a door has influenced the choice of motifs; an analysis of the legal aspects - particularly regarding right of asylum - of the ringhandle; an illustration of the importance of material and technique in the absolutely unique development of wrought-iron forms; a survey of the carpentry construction of ironed doors; and; finally ; a chapter on chronology. The reasoned passages are illustrated by 380 photos and drawings. The majority of Volume I is text; with quite a few photos and illustrations. Volume II contains many more photographs.

European metalwork; Ironwork; Ironwork; Medieval

Publisher Almqvist & Wiksell Internat. 1988. 615 pages

 
Life Force at the Anvil Joyce; Tom

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This book depicts over 50 unique pieces of African forged metal work that was shown at the University of North Carolina during th summer of 1998. This is a well-illustrated book covering dimensions; composition and history; as well as; a listing of exhibitors represented. This exceptional exhibition had been organized by Tom Joyce; a blacksmith from Santa Fe; New Mexico. The exhibition contained 115 pieces of forged metal work from areas south of the Sahara Desert in Africa contributed by various collectors. The exhibit had been underwritten by UNCA and by ABANA. Tom Joyce says of the pieces in the exhibit: "I selected the pieces to accentuate their esthetic qualities; to appreciate them as art alone is to separate the realities they activate and the ideology of the groups they express. Most of these works stay hidden from view and symbolize ethics that their makers conceived as the mythical framework of human interaction at the beginning of time; and they instill social order and organization to this day. The complex histories that brought each into being; however; are absent when the objects are taken out of context from their place of origin. Therefore they must be viewed as parts of wholes; residing now in a space entirely unrelated to their original function."

Blacksmithing - History; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - History; Metal sculpture; Metal sculpture - Exhibitions

Publisher University of NC at Ashville. 32 pages

 
Beautiful Iron: The Pursuit Of Excellence Francis Whitaker

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Beautiful Iron by Francis Whitaker is a photographic collection of his works with the metal sizes and his shop time listed under each photo. Whitaker is a modern legend among artist blacksmiths. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Dr. Whitaker a 1997 National Heritage Fellowship in the Traditional Arts. This book will give you an excellent panorama of his work. There are pictures on almost every page. Whitaker's other published works include 'My Life as an Artist Blacksmith" and "A Blacksmith's Craft: the Legacy of Francis Whitaker".

Blacksmithing; Ironwork - History

Publisher Francis Whitaker. 1997.

 
Decorative And Sculptural Ironwork: Tools; Techniques; Inspiration (Schiffer Book For Collectors) Dona Z. Meilach; Dona Meilach; Mel Meilach

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With the help of this unique book; all the fascinating properties of iron and other metals can be creatively explored. 52 color plates and 717 b/w photos and drawings present the ideas and examples visually. After a short history of ironwork; the author discusses the ironworking shop; forge and tools; including anvils; vises; hammers; tongs; punches; centrifugal blowers and machine tools. She presents information on building; lighting; and maintaining a fire. Forging procedures are explicitly shown: drawing out; flattening; bending; upsetting; twisting; splitting; punching and drifting; hot cutting on a hardy; and joining and finishing techniques.

Page 2 of cover contains last page of index.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork; Metal sculpture; Tool making and equipment building; Tools - history

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 1999. 312 pages

 
Manfred Bergmeister: Schmiedearbeiten = Smithery Klaus Pracht; Manfred Bergmeister

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The book is packed from cover to cover with black and white photo plates with German; English and French captions. The first chapters of this book are devoted to practical spheres of life such as a variety of doors and gates in buildings; yards; and gardens. Then follows a section on Bergmeister's freely designed works which have been shown in many exhibitions or can be seen in towns; parks and gardens. The next section comprises smithery for church craft; focusing in particular on church and chapel grilles.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork

Publisher Wasmuth. 1997. 183 pages

 
Engineers' Illustrated Thesaurus Herbert Herkimer

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The graphic method of describing machine parts and their movement by means of diagrams; line drawings and photographs has been generally accepted as the quickest and most satisfactory. Since the purpose of the book is to emphasize underlying principles and not structural details; such as would appear in a textbook of machine design; the sketches and drawings will present a maximum of useful basic information without confusing irrelevant detail; since the practical engineer and inventor need only an outline of an idea for his inspiration and would probably resent elaborate explanations. Topics include: Fasteners; Adjusting Devices; Supports and Structures; Basic Mechanical Movements; Elevators; Derricks; Cranes; Conveyors; Transmission of Liquids and Gases; Combustion; Prime Movers; Transportation; Industrial Processes; Electrical Appliances; Comfort Heating; Cooling; and Air Conditioning. There are many subtopics in each category.

Blacksmithing; Ironwork - History

Publisher Wm. Penn Publishing Corp. 1952.

 
Colonial Wrought Iron; The Sorber Collection Don Plummer; Jack Andrews; Brennan Cavanaugh

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Ironwork - Private collections - Catalogs; Ironwork; Colonial - Catalogs; Wrought iron - Catalogs

Publisher SkipJack Press. 1999. 256 pages

 
Blacksmithing For Beginners D. James Morre

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Author's note: This book is the culmination of my personal efforts through reading and trial and error to duplicate the basic forging operations used by traditional blacksmiths including the period from 1717 to 1780... Topics include: Tools and Basic Equipment; Forging Operations; Forge Welding; Forging Tongs; Manufacture of Nails; Bolts and other Fasteners; Wood Handles for Tools; The Art of Backyard Blacksmithing; Making Tools for the Fire; Kitchen Utensils from Black Iron; Hinges and Pintles; Candle Stands; Decorative Iron Work; The History of Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing training and techniques; Decoration and ornament - Art nouveau; Ironwork - History

Publisher D.J. Morre. 1995. 177 pages

 
American Indian Tomahawks Harold L. Peterson

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A summary of the the art of the blacksmith together with a history of the role of the tomahawk in Indian life. Also; personal accounts by Milford Chandler about his experiences in the midwest watching smiths turn out tomahawks for the Indean trade. Accompanying these accounts is the most extensive visual record of tomahawk types yet published. More than 300 specimens are illustrated.

Ironwork - History; Knife making; Tools - history

Publisher Rutgers Book Center. 1994. 254 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

 
The Contemporary Blacksmith Dona Z. Meilach

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251) and index.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 2000. 256 pages

 
Decorative French Ironwork Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) Louis Blanc

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Over 1;500 handsome black-and-white illustrations; taken from authentic examples of ornamental ironwork in the architecture of Bordeaux. Drawn from balconies; gates; grilles; stair railings; and elsewhere; this affordable treasury features lovely images incorporating floral and foliate designs; human and animal figures; musical motifs; heraldic crests; mythological figures; geometrics; and much more.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork

Publisher Dover Publications. 1999. 96 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

 
The Fischer Collection of Ironworks Sotheby's

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This is an auction catalog with many photographs of antique and fine art metal work that was auctioned in Amsterdam in 1998. The emphasis is on door locks; knockers; keys and hinges; plus more. An excellent reference book for those who design and create hardware. This post auction catalog consists of 533 lots; all illustrated; some color; with all lots described in detail.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - Private collections - Catalogs; Locksmithing and hardware forging

Publisher . 114 pages

 
Spanish Decorative Ironwork (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) Luis Labarta

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Over 300 outstanding illustrations — thoughtfully selected and excellently reproduced — depict ornate altar screens; doors; chandeliers; balcony railings; candelabra; tombstone crosses; pulpits; gates; window screens; and more. Brief captions identify the types; origins; and dates of pieces in this excellent collection for artists; interior designers; craftspeople; and lovers of antiques.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork

Publisher Dover Publications. 2000. 128 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

 
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

 
Ironwork Today: Inside & Out Dona Z. Meilach

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Here is an exciting foray into the world of the artist-blacksmith. Dona Z. Meilach discovers the growing numbers of men and women who revel in lighting up a forge and shaping hot; malleable iron into beautiful; useful objects. Blacksmiths today make both monumental and modest architectural accompaniments; from public art to an infinite number of items we encounter every day. With this book; you will gain an appreciation of the medium and its creators; and realize that blacksmiths do much more than shoe horses. Over 480 color photographs highlight objects for indoor and outdoor use; including fences; railings; gates; doors; sculpture; furniture; lighting fixtures; candleholders; and more. Some are truly modern in style while others are inspired by historical references; such as Art Nouveau; Art Deco; Craftsman; and Victorian styles. Todays blacksmiths; designers; artists; and homeowners will find unparalleded inspiration for creating unique yet practical surroundings.

Blacksmithing - pictorial/inspirational; Ironwork - History; Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 2006. 256 pages

 
Ironwork: Dynamic Details Dona Z. Meilach

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Here is an exceptional insight into the unique ironwork created by todays artist-blacksmiths. Over 250 color photographs display details of contemporary iron objects; including flowers; grape clusters; leaves; small and large animals that attest to the blacksmiths role as a sculptor. There are amazing scrolls; folds; twists; textures; and weaves not normally associated with the hard material. With heat; hammer; talent; and muscle; the modern artist-blacksmith is forging exciting forms that permeate our surroundings. The casual viewer may often overlook details of small elements used to create a magnificent whole. Dona Z. Meilach shows how focusing on the iron details of flowers; leaves; and amazing critters makes ordinary fences; gates; and chandeliers extraordinary. Functional joints become beautiful elements for furniture; fireplace accessories; candlestick holders; and other iron items we use daily. Donas approach will open ones eyes to see and respect this burgeoning art form. This stimulating book is a must for metalworkers; designers; artists; gallery owners; art lovers; and museum directors.

Includes index.

Ironwork - Pictorial works

Publisher Schiffer Publishing. 2007. 159 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

Publisher . 2010.

 
Metal Design International 2007 Elgass

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

Publisher . 2007.

 
Metal Design International 2009 Elgass

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

Publisher . 2009.

 
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

Publisher .

 
Metal Design International 1999 Elgass

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

Publisher . 1999.

 
Metal Design International 2000 Elgass

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

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