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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
- Folders Van Eizenga, Jerry$25.00
How to Design and Make Your Own FOLDERS is a Step-By-Step How-to introduction to making your own Folder. or Pocketknife. Jerry Van Eizenga teaches here the making of folding knives and understanding the design and functioning of the simple slip lock folder. These pages contain "How to Make the Basic Scagel Slip Joint Folder" and his latest teachings with some jigs to aid the folder knife maker. It has sections on how to make multi-blade folders and Scagel hunting knives with a folding blade in the handle. The most important section may be "How to Design a Slip Joint Folder".
Format: Soft Cover Dimentions: 8 1/3" x 10 3/4" Pages: 48 Ilustrations: 56Learn More
- Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths Seppä, Heikki$25.00
A master artist and teacher of metalwork, Heikki Seppä, presents a bold new approach to creative expression in metal. He belives that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft- the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. Heikki Seppä believes that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft - the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. Heikki Seppä urges the craftsman to creat in terms of pure form, and in this book he shows him how.
Two things are essential. The first is a thorough understanding of the special properties of metal as an artistic medium and an intimate knowledge of the techniques for working it.
The second is to free the artist from thinking in terms of function, since this limits his concepts of what can be created.
A major feature of this book is an extensive glossary of a new vocabulary with each term illustrated with a sketch by the author.
Format: Soft Cover; Dimentions: 7" x 10"; Pages: 146; Illustrations: Profusely illustrated.Learn More
- From Forge and Anvil Leslie, Candace & Hopkins-Hughes, Diane$19.95
Hill-Country Iron Worker
The legacy of Erich Riesel through words and photographs. This is the story of one of smithings' most accomplished, yet little-known artisans. Leslie and Hopkins-Hughs have restored Riesel to his proper place in the pantheon of ironwork artists. He learned the ironworking trade as an apprentice in Magdeburg, Germany, a ninth-century city noted for its Romanesque church and its steel industry, but his father, wanting to save his only child from war, sent him to America. After working as a cowboy on a number of Hill Country ranches, his gifts as a talented ornamental ironworker were accidentally discovered by two oilmen who were establishing handsome ranch/retreats on the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. For five years Riesel endowed their properties with beautiful ornamental works that have continued to evoke admiration. From massive ranch gates to airy railings to intricate chandeliers, Riesel turned out masterpiece after masterpiece creating a legacy that still endures at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt, Texas.
Format: Hardcover Dimensions: 9" x 10" Pages: 96 Illustrations: 70 B&WLearn More
- Für den Kunstschmied (translated) Schmirler, Otto$59.00
Designs – Shop Drawings – Photographs for the Artist-blacksmith
Schmirler has compiled a selection of sketches, scale drawings and photographs from his own archive intended primarily to serve as a reference work for wrought-iron smiths. His three-step process in the production of a piece of artistic wrought iron starts with sketching the piece, and then developing a detailed working drawing on a scale of 1:1, and finally photographing the finished piece and recording its location. The objects include fireplaces, wall lamps, clocks, wine bars, gates, railings, grills, candle holders, signs and much more in Schmirler's plan of first, the sketch, then developing a detailed 1:1 drawing, and finally photographing the finished piece. Tri-lingual: English/German & French
Format: Hardcover. Dimensions: 8.75" x 10.75" Pages: 168 Illustrations: 764Learn More
- 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: 200Learn More
- Lives Shaped by Steel Zastrow, Nancy$34.50
Celebrating East Coast Outdoor Metal Artists
This series of interviews introduces some artist who have shaped steel and had their lives shaped by it. It celebrates people who are passionate about metal, and about the way this passion has been translated into lasting beauty. The book is arranged by geographic area, and the artists are listed in alphabetical order.
Format: Softcover. Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" Pages: 248 Illustrations: 300 colorLearn More
- Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers McGrath. Jinks$35.00
Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers by Jinks McGrath is the ultimate reference source for jewelers of all levels. Exploring a wide range of both precious and nonprecious metals, traditional methods are examined alongside contrmporary styles and adaptations to offer unique insight into the art and craft of jewelry making for today's artisan. In-depth instruction covers all essential techniques, from the most basic to advanced methods.
Format: Hard Cover Dimentions: 9 1/4" x 10 1/2" Pages: 319 Illustrations: 600Learn More