Golden Age of Ironwork, The
The Golden Age of Ironwork
This book demonstrates the incredible versatility and beauty of scaled-down architectural and ornamental masterpieces.
Format: Hardcover. Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.25" Pages: 224 Illustrations: 171 photographs by Robert D. Golding
Iron ore, one of the earth's most common elements, is found in many parts of the world. Thanks to evolving metallurgy, ferrous materials are now more abundant than any other metal products over the ages; iron, in its various forms, has been used to produced suits of armor and shields; spears and cannon; railroad rolling stock and tracks; cooking utensils; tools and machines; ranges and stoves; beams, girders, boilers, radiators, and pipes. Within the period covered by this work, roughly 1840 to 1930, iron and its later derivative steel were used for many monumental constructions including the Eiffel Tower, the dome on the U.S. Capitol, numerous train sheds, the Brooklyn Bridge, and countless skyscrapers. However, ironwork can be just as spectacular on a smaller scale, and this book is intended to demonstrate the incredible versatility and beauty of scaled-down architectural and ornamental masterpieces. The work of Samuel Yellin and other gifted ironsmiths is the subject of this study including the creations of some of the foundries producing America's finest ornamental cast ironwork.
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