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- Cyril Colnik: Man of Iron Strekow, Alan J.$45.00
With the conclusion of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Cyril Colnik arrived in Milwaukee at the perfect moment. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Milwaukee had become well known for its myriad of industries that included brewing, tanning, publishing, meat packing and machine manufacturing. A large part of Colnik's immediate success can be both literally and figuratively the result of his many German-American clients. They appreciated that Colnik already had the knowledge and talent to bring the ornate wrought iron ornament style of the Rhine to his newly adopted city. While Colnik was able to forge amazing designs in iron, he was also an excellent manager of the men whom he hired to embark on his growing commissions. He was a very sophisticated artist respected by everyone.
Format: Hardcover Dimentions: 9 x 11 Pages: 202 Illustrations: 350Learn More
- Damascus Albericci, Emilio/ Galizzi, Flavio/ Pizzi, Lucia$85.00
In the panorama of traditional forging techniques, damascus has always represented a great challenge for those who tried to make it; so much so that throughout the centuries it has had alternating periods of decline and rebirth which were sometimes caused by these very difficulties in producing it. Damascus forging techniques, which are connected to a level of skill obtainable only through long and patient practice, have witnessed a rebirth of great quality in good part owing to bold experimentation. This is a practical manual with an introduction covering ancient damascus production techniques. In simple languag and with over 350 full color photos the book covers a great number of techniques fo obtaining many different kinds of damascus. English/Italian
Format: Hard Cover Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11" Pages: 240 Illustrations: 350Learn More
- Decorative Ironwork Baur-Heinhold, Margarete$39.95
The restoration of wrought iron is discussed and ironwork examples are organized in Decorative Ironwork according to their uses. These include gratings that protect doors and windows, entries and gates from Europe in the Middle Ages, artistic creations of the 17th and 18th centuries, and works of our own day.
Format: Hard cover Dimentions: 9" x 12" Pages: 176 Illustrations: 368 photos
- Decorative Ironwork Cosira$22.00
The information contained in Decorative Ironwork - some aspect of design and technique is aimed at the specialist ironworker and will assist students to gain a better understanding of their craft. Though working drawings of each grille have been produced, the grilles should not be regarded simply as catalogue designs, but rather as examples to be studied one in conjunction with another. The examples have been called 'grilles' for convience and not because the repeating designs employed are suitable for the making of grilles only, or to suggest that the decorative features must necessarily fill any given framework. In fact the techniques dealt with in this book can be applied over the whole field of decorative ironwork.
Format: Hardcover Dimentions: 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" Pages: 80 Illustrations: 130Learn More
- Design Language: Interpretive Edition McCreight, Tim$22.50
Everything that is made is the result of design. Whether whittling a tent stake or planning a cathedral, artists face questions of size, materials, and shape. In every case, some choices are better than others, and in special cases, the decisions are so very good that they result in objects and images that take our breath away. In this unique volume, author and designer Tim McCreight has collected sixty words that show up frequently when we discuss the objects and artifacts in our world. Georgeous objects and images are shown along with commentary on the concepts of design. The premise of the Interpretive Edition, made plain in words and pictures, is that the process of design is not reserved for art students, but is a part of the experience of being human.
Format: Soft cover; Dimentions: 8 1/2' X 8 1/2"; Pages: 134; Illustrations:150Learn More
- Dictionary Of American Hand Tools Sellens, Alvin$39.95
A Pictorial Synopsis
Here is the greatest assembly of hand tools ever assembled. It is a fascinating chronicle of nearly every tool ever used in North America, including ancient tools used by Native Americans; Trade tools used to create coaches, pianos, ships, and saddles; tools for harvesting farm goods, turpentine, and ice; and tools for fine bookbinding and watch repair.The tools are organized according to profession, from Beekeeper to Wheelwright, and will fascinate today's practitioners of these trades and hobbies.
Format: Hardcover. Dimensions: 9" x 12" Pages: 546 Illustrations: over 4,500Learn More
- Direct Metal Sculpture Meilach, Dona Z.$28.00
Direct Metal Sculpture
Revised and Expanded
Filled with the techniques and inspirations to help artists find the answers they need for creating direct metal sculpture. Essential for all those interested in metal sculpture: artist-blacksmiths, collectors, curators and designers.
Format: Softcover. Dimensions: 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" Pages: 248 Illustrations: 115 color & 475 B&WLearn More
- Early American Wrought Iron Sonn, Albert H$86.00
Early American Wrought Iron
Three Volumes in One
Early American Wrought Iron is a celebration of the village blacksmith revealing the master craftsman in all his glory, his technical skills, and artistry, and illuminating his crucial role in the development of American culture. It is a giant essential resource for both blacksmiths and architects. Sonn, an excellent draftsman and commercial artist, dismayed that so many pieces of early American wrought iron were discarded, began to compile a collection of his own detailed drawings of early American wrought iron. His search through museums, antique shops, private houses, and collections uncovered many fine examples of ironwork.They are illustrated here in 640 plates containing over 3,000 drawings. Sonn spent eight and one half years traveling along the East coast sketching and doing research for this classic work.
Format: Hardcover Dimensions: 9" x 11" Pages: 765 Illustrations: 3000Learn More