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    Boone Blacksmithing Legacy, The Plummer, Don
    $19.95

    The Boone Blacksmithing Legacy explores the art and craft of blacksmithing through generations of Boone Blacksmiths. This is one of the most fascinating legacies in American history. It includess that of the famous pioneer, Daniel Boone and the entire Boone family. Daniel Boone, the seventh, says he walks in the footsteps of giants. And indeed he does. In addition to the insightful history and detailed photos, included here are instructions on making dragons as done by Daniel Boone VII.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions:  6" x 9"   Pages:  112   Illustrations:  106

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    Catching the Fire Lyons, Mary E
    $18.00

    Philip Simmons, Blacksmith

    A stimulating book for young readers about this amazing African-American craftsman. Simmons is truly a hero and role model. His gates, fences, and railings decorate the city of Charleston, SC where he forged for most of his long life.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 9.25"   Pages: 48   Illustrations: 29

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    Charleston Blacksmith Vlach, John Michael
    $18.00

    The Work of Philip Simmons

    Charleston Blacksmith is a guidebook to the beautiful ironwork of Charleston created by the historic city's best-known blacksmith, Philip Simmons, a "National Treasure."

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 9"   Pages: 72   Illustrations: over 100

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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: 350

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    Der Kunstschmied Schmirler, Otto
    $68.00

    Der Kunstschmied

    The Artist Blacksmith 

    No words needed in this early photo documentary of this legendary master.

    The photographs say it all!

     

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8 3/4" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 224   Illustrations: 751

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    Golden Age of Ironwork, The Magaziner, Henry Jonas
    $20.00

    The Golden Age of Ironwork

    This book demonstrates the incredible versatility and beauty of scaled-down architectural and ornamental masterpieces.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.25"   Pages: 224   Illustrations: 171 photographs by Robert D. Golding

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    Heritage In Iron, A Routson, Rafael
    $45.00

    Blacksmiths have been an essential part of the development of global civilization for thousands of years. Initially forging rudimentary tools and weapons, their work transitioned to more sophisticated tools, agricultural implements, and instruments of war. The Industrial Revolution reduced the need for the blacksmiths' work and hence slowed the development of their craft. The renaissance of the last 30 years was led by individuals such as Francis Whitaker whose dedication to the craft inspired many to learn the art and techniques of blacksmithing. Whitaker and a few of his students forged the beautiful, functional ironwork for two ranches in southwest Colorado in this book. A Heritage in Iron, earned, in 2004, the PubWest Publishers Association of the West Winner's Award and 10 pages in the Architectural Digest. Featured throughout are hand-forged fixtures, fireplaces, tools, and includes 200 color and historical photos. An Independent Publisher IP Award Finalist. Index.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 12" x 10.75"   Pages: 215   Illustrations: 200

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    Moving Metal Steines, Adolph
    $32.95

    Moving Metal

    The Art of Chasing and Repoussé

    This book is a long overdue treat for blacksmiths, sculptors, and all artists of metalwork. It has information on chasing and repoussé in greater depth and detail than any other volume available in the English language today. A valuable resource for both the professional and the hobbyist. Translated from German

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 10"   Pages: 131   Illustrations: 107+111

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