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  1. 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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    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.

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    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: 764

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    Gods of Fire DVD Payton, Lee C.
    $30.00

    GODS OF FIRE: The Art of the Modern Blacksmith is a documentary DVD by Lee C. Payton hosted by Skeeter Prather who said, "Everything that is made, or has been made...can be traced backwards to a blacksmith shop somewhere in history."  It features 7 exclusive DVD bonus features including the short film, "Alphonso Jennings Makes a Basket."

    Running time: Approx. 61 minutes.

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    Hammered Copper Baum, Sandy
    $29.99

    South of Mexico City in the state of Michoacan, in the small city of Santa Clara del Cobre, (meaning copper) lived two families of copper smiths, the Angels (An-hill) and the Punzos. Their techniques are so ancient that they go all the way back to the copper age that preceded the Bronze Age three thousand years ago. Hammered Copper presents wonderful examples of copper from this area. From nothing more than a chunk or flat sheet of metal, artists here have spent centuries creating both uneful adn decorative items with specially made hand tools.

    Format: Hard cover  Dimentions: 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"  Pages: 160   Illustrations:  375

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