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    Beauty in the Shadows Putnam. Nol
    $56.00

    BEAUTY IN THE SHADOWS: Wrought Iron in the Washington National Cathedral

    Visitors coming to the Washington National Cathedral are often overwhelmed by the impact of the physical setting. What many do not notice on the first visit, though, is what some would call the most impressive work of all in the Cathedral's fabric: the ironwork of Washington National Cathedral. Now with this guide the intricate detail of the cathedral's ironwork is revealed in beautiful and often surprising ways. Nol Putnam's book, 'Beauty in the Shadows,' Barry Bem's research, Christopher Budny's and James Pittman's photography provide a corrective way for all of us to experience this ironwork in its entire intricate splendor. It is the definitive catalogue and guide to the ironwork of the Washington National Cathedral.              (The Rt. Rev. Gary Hall,  Dean, Washington National Cathedral)

    AND – for those, who live far away and only contemplate a visit to the National Cathedral, this book can serve as the econmical traveler's substitute for such a trip. It might even whet their appetite for the real thing.     

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions:  12 1/4" x 9 1/4"  Pages: 192 pages   Illustrations: 260

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    Bent Iron Work Hasluck, Paul N.
    $9.95

    This handbook on BENT IRON WORK  Including Elementary Art Metal Work by Paul N. Hasluck contains, in a form convient for everyday use, a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of bent iron work and elementary art metal work.

    Format:  Soft Cover   Dimentions:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  Pages:160   Illustrations: 270

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    Blacksmith's Cookbook, The: Recipes in Iron Whitaker, Francis
    $40.00

    NEW reprint with index!

    This book is the result of ten years of workshops, demonstrations and master classes. The idea of the title for 'The Blacksmith's Cookbook' was to give credit to blacksmith's wives, especially my own. There is a similarity between forges and kitchens, basic equiptment, basic tools and the often exquisite results. A large part of my success is due to the devoted help of my wife, and I am sure this applies to many other smiths. F.W.

    Format: Softcover - spiral bound.   Dimentions: 6" x 9 1/2"   Pages: 153   Illustrations: 144

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    Blacksmith's Craft, A Dixon, George
    $28.00

    The Legacy of Francis Whitaker: Vol I

    This is a compendium for blacksmiths at any level to preserve techniques and processes essential for the mastery of all levels of traditional blacksmithing. The beautiful illustrations and clearly demonstrated techniques make this the book to become the standard by which all others will be measured.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 10"   Pages: 157   Illustrations: 800

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    Chain Making by Hand in the English Black Country Moss, Ron
    $9.95

    "Chain Making By Hand" offers a guide to the chain making industry that flourished in an area of England to the north and west of Birmingham known as the Black Country from the end of the 18th century to the third quarter of the 20th century. The name "BLACK COUNTRY" predates the Industrial Revolution and was likely used because the surface exposed coal deposits in that area. For over a century the local skies were blackened and the soot droppings turned the entire countryside black.

    Format:  Softcover   Dimentions:  5 5/8" x 8 1/4"   Pages:  44   Illustrations:  35

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    Chasing and Repoussé Corwin, Nancy Megan
    $35.00

    Chasing and Repoussé have been used for centuries to embellish metal objects. This long awaited book provides lucid and practical instruction that will appeal to beginners and advanced craftspeople. With more than 450 photos and illustrations, including studio process and diverse master works collected from artists around the world, Chasing and Repoussé elegantly fills a need in the literature of metalsmithing.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11"    Pages: 183    Illustrations: 450

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    Classic French Wrought Iron Lecoq, Reymond
    $29.95

     From grilles and gates to balconies, balustrades, railings, and complex lock-and-key mechanisms, Classic French Wrought Iron is a treasury of architectural ironwork designs providing a concise history of the traditional French ironwork industry and descriptions of forging, assembly, and fabrication techniques. In this comprehensive inventory and classification of superb decorative ironwork, he traces the 700-year evolution of the art in France from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries.

    Format: Hardback,  Dimentions: 9 1/4" x 12",  Pages: 128,  Illustrations: 520

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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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