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    Knights In Shining Armor Sinkević, Ida

    Myth and Reality 1450-1650

    This scholarly significant, popularly written, and beautifully illustrated work explores the multiple rolls of arms and armor in the Renaissance and Baroque societies. During the period between 1450-1650, gunpowder weapons and new military technologies gradually extinguished the need for knights in shining armor on the battlefield. In this period, unsurpassed production of elaborate, richly decorated, and superbly crafted suits of armor became a symbol of status and was worn increasingly for ceremonial purposes and adopted into everyday life and dress.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11.5" x 10.75"   Pages: 84   Illustrations: 111

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    Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa Cheminée, Mathhieu

    Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa is a fascinating  step-by-step journey with the author, Matthieu Cheminée, through the lives, history and rituals, homes and workshops, tools and techniques of the jewelry masters of West Africa. It is an emotional tour that explores West African metal arts through practical and detailed presentations of traditional metal techniques. 

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 9" x 10 1/2"       

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    Lives Shaped by Steel Zastrow, Nancy

    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 color

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    Metal Techniques for Craftsmen Untracht, Oppi

    A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals

    Working with metals, recording experiences and the taming of fire, distinguishes man from  beasts.

    This book gives complete instructions on the handling, working and finishing of all metals. It is fully indexed and lavishly illustrated not only with working techniques but also with fine examples of craftsmanship through the ages.

    Part One is devoted to basic information and the characteristic qualities of each of the metals met by the craftsman, both precious and base.

    Part Two describes the various techniques in working metals, those that do not require soldering, those employing contrasting metals, those that require soldering, and those combining metals with nonmelalic materials.

    Part Three deals with smithing, annealing, forging, casting and other methods of metal fabrication.

    Part Four deals with finishing.

    Part Five descriibes hand tools and their uses.

    Part Six is devoted to charts and tables.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 509   Illustrations: over 2,000


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    Peter Ross Master Metalsmith Raiteri, Linda

    Peter Ross: Master Metalsmith

    The exhibition photos of the works of Peter Ross, the long-time head smith at Colonial Williamsburg , from The National Ornamental Metal Museum, 2003, all in one booklet.

    Format: Softcover.  Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.25    Pages: 20    Illustrations: 22

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    Professional Jewelry Making Revere, Alan

    This landmark book brings a European-style jewelry training to a wide and enthusiastic audience. Alan Revere's four decades as a working goldsmith and passionate teacher are evident on every page as he leads us methodically through each step. In the tradition of great teachers everywhere, he is demanding yet generous, expecting perfection and giving tips on how to achieve it.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions:  9" x 11 1/2"  Pages:  340  Illustrations:  600

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    Ukrainian Blacksmith: Oleh Bonkovskyy Mohylevskyy, Volodymyr

    The production of iron and its shaping by hot forging methods was known in modern Ukraine long before the Common Era. Ukrainian Blacksmith Oleh Bonkovskyy,  exemplifies one man's dedication to the art of blacksmithing. This book illustrates the craftsmanship of Bonkovskyy's many works of art that have found their home around the world, including large public sculptures, detailed and intricate panels, stained glass, signage, fireplaces, grillwork, gates and handrails, candlesticks and crosses.  Included are also chapters on the history of blacksmithing and each of the styles of his work in both English and Ukrainian.                                                                                 

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions:  9 1/4" x 12 1/4"   Pages:  293   Illustrations: 210

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    Wrought Iron Kühn, Fritz

    Wrought Iron was as renowned for his photography as he was for his metal artistry. In this small compendium Kühn offers us his own view of his own works.

    "Emotionally sensing and intellectually reading a simple form means to catch a glimpse of its very soul."  - Fritz Kühn

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions: 9" x 12"   Pages: 120   Illustrations: 186

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