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    Classic French Wrought Iron Lecoq, Reymond
    $29.95

     From grilles and gates to balconies, balustrades, railings, and complex lock-and-key mechanisms, Classic French Wrought Iron is a treasury of architectural ironwork designs providing a concise history of the traditional French ironwork industry and descriptions of forging, assembly, and fabrication techniques. In this comprehensive inventory and classification of superb decorative ironwork, he traces the 700-year evolution of the art in France from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries.

    Format: Hardback,  Dimentions: 9 1/4" x 12",  Pages: 128,  Illustrations: 520

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    Contemporary Italian Blacksmiths Rizzo, Antonello
    $73.00

    There is more great art work in Italy than in any other country in the world. Italians, as a people, take art. artisanship, and the respect for the beauty of form very, very seriously. They grow up surrounded by art and beauty which has a profound effect on every Italian. They expect the same beauty and artistry in all aspects of their lives. Italian artists have a culture which fosters, from early childhood, a love and appreciation of art. "Contemporary Italian Blacksmiths" is a collection which showcases the work of artists with very different styles. We wish for you to admire, study and be inspired by their work.

    Format:  Hard cover   Dimensions:  11 /34" x 8 12"  Pages:  256   Illustrations: over 500

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    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: 350

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    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

     

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    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:150

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    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 4,500

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    Edward Elwell's Catalog Edward Elwell Co
    $30.00

    This reprint of Edward Elwell's CATALOGUE OF TOOLS is thought to have been issued in the late1860s. This most important English manufacturer forged tools and implements of all varieties and in very large quanities. This catalogue shows, apart from the billhooks for which the company was well known, some 79 axe, 46 adze, 80 hoe and 135 shovel patterns. In addition to the domestic market there was a vast output for export: Russian miners' hammers, Spanish bowl adzes, the Bechuana grubbing hoe, banana and cocoa pruners, horseshoes, paring chisels, anchors, eel spears, locomotive firing shovel pans and spades.                                                                                                      An introduction by Richard Filmer gives a historical survey of the firm and goes into considerable descriptive detail about items shown in the catalogue.

    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 11 1/2" x 8 1/4"  Pages: 85  Illustrations: 1117

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    Enamaling on Metal Lopez-Ribalta, Nuria and Pascual I Miro, Eva
    $30.00

     After a brief, enlightening history of the art of enameling on metal, the authors discuss the nature and characteristics of glass-based pigments, which are the special types of enamel required for application to metal. The materials and tools required for enameling on metal, the preparation process, and the various working techniques that produce finished objects are introduced followed by step-by-step instructions for crafting several different objects.

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