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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.Learn More
- 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: 764Learn More
- 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.Learn More
- 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: 375Learn More
- Heritage of English Knives, The Hayden-Wright, David$63.00
The Heritage of English Knives
This is the preeminent reference on antique English knives, written by one of Great Britain's most respected 20th century authorities on weaponry. The text contains much previously unknown historical information about cutlers and their art. The history of the famous American designed Bowie knife, manufactured extensively in Sheffield, is explained and amply illustrated. The history of the American Bowie knife explained and amply illustrated. Discussions present multi-bladed sportsmen's pocket knives, farrier's, smoker's, quill knives, curiosities, and actual knives presented to King George IV in 1821.
Format: Hardcover. Dimensions: 9" x 12" Pages: 336 Illustrations: 301 color and 20 B&WLearn More
- Hooks, Rings and Other Things Barnes, Frank T.$34.95
An illustrated dictionary for collectors, students, curators, dealers and the just plain curious. The ultimate 'Whatsit?' book. Iron artifacts, which chronicled day-to-day living in early New England, have been brought together for the first time in this remarkable book. Delightfully illustrated and described, including their history, these antique iron pieces are documented and explained is how and why each piece was used.
Format: Hardcover. Dimentions: 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" Pages; 237 Illustrations: 1200Learn More
- How To Make A Chain Tool for Chasing Lewton-Brain, Charles$18.00
A chain tool is a special class of chasing tool. It is a kind of stamp which automatically lines up the the previous blow in registered rows of rhythmic marks. The details of how to make this valuable tool are clearly explained.
Format: Softcover. Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" Pages: 38 Illustrations: 29Learn More
- How to Make Chain Mail Heath, Robert M.$8.50
The ancient Romans and prehistoric European tribes had shirts of mail as did the medieval knights, familiar to us from the stories of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. Mail, at least the outward form, should be made to imitate the styles of old.
1. The first type is the best made from links that were shut with a forge weld. 2. The second type of mail would have been made of links closed with a cold shut. Each link would be flattened where the joint was made a hole drilled in both ends to receive a very small shutting rivet. This was considered to be good mail but not the very best. 3. The third type of mail and lowest in quality, was made of links not shut at all. The links were bent shut without securing the two ends in any way.
The shirt presented here was made of links that were not shut. The ends were butted together after each link was individually fitted into the pattern of the metal fabric.
Format: Soft cover, Dimentions: 5 1/4" x 8 1/3", Pages: 34, Illustrations: 65