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    Contemporary Blacksmith, The Meilach, Dona Z.
    $49.95

    The Contemporary Blacksmith, brings together over 500 works by nearly 200 artist-craftsmen from 16 countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork. Meilach shows how metal work has blossomed into a serious art form over the past twenty five years. She introduces some of the men and women who are fascinated by smithing, and why and how the act of manipulating metal becomes such a powerful muse. You could easily be inspired to pick up a hammer and try your hand at this ancient art form gone modern.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11" x 8.75"   Pages: 256   Illustrations: 538

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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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    Creative Metal Forming Betty Helen Longhi & Cythia Eid
    $45.00

    Creative Metal Forming is a comprehensive book which surveys contemporaty metal forming techniques through three dozen exercises and hundreds of photographs. Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid bring years of teaching and studio practice to this monumental resource. Novice hobbyists and advanced metalsmiths alike will find discoveries in every chapter, all didicated to energizing this exciting field.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions:  8 1/2" x 11"  Pages:  254  Illustrations: over 800

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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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  5. Damascus Steel
    Damascus Steel Löbach, Gunther
    $39.99

    Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice focuses on this centuries-old, hot forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a man's heart. Artisan, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of that fascinating, decorative material. which is the focus of this comprehensive book. It offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium, Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. It includes the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to identify grain direction, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel.

    Format: Hard Cover  Dimentions: 7 1/4" x 10 1/4"  Pages: 176  Illustrations: 300

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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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    Direct Metal Sculpture Meilach, Dona Z.
    $28.00

    Direct Metal Sculpture

    Revised and Expanded

    Filled with the techniques and inspirations to help artists find the answers they need for creating direct metal sculpture. Essential for all those interested in metal sculpture: artist-blacksmiths, collectors, curators and designers.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 10 1/4" x 7 1/4"   Pages: 248   Illustrations: 115 color & 475 B&W

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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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