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    Passion and Power Zastrow, Nancy
    $55.00

     Blacksmiths inspired awe and earned esteem from the beginning of civilization. People in earlier cultures were amazed that someone could take a useless rock and turn it into a weapon, a useful tool, or thing of beauty. It was not unknown for blacksmiths or iron workers to be regarded as shamens or healers, and they often held high positions in their societies. Here and now, however, we are still amazed, but in a much more subdued fashion. It is inspiring that there are men and women who still ply the trade. You are invited to come and meet some of those who still do and learn what inspires them in this beautiful book.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions: 9" x 11"   Pages: 404   Illustrations: 750

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    Striking Women Sayadi,Latifa
    $36.00

    Striking Women was put together by the Berlin artist, Latifa Sayadi, with contributions from women all over the world. It gives special reasons for every viewer to admire it as a living salute to smithing women surpassing all countries, continents, styles, methods, and concepts.

    Latifa Sayadi is a Tunisian/German artist blacksmith and sculptor based in Berlin, Germany. There she runs a workshop where she creates her sculptures and commissioned pieces. She is also interested in exposing the works of female blacksmith's. In 2008 she finished and published her documentary film about women blacksmiths, Queens of Iron.

    You can understand that women contribute much to the metal working trades.

    Format: Hardcover   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"   Pages:  215   Ilustrations:  214

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    Ukrainian Blacksmith: Oleh Bonkovskyy Mohylevskyy, Volodymyr
    $36.00

    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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