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The Metalworker's Art: A Pictorial Celebrationby Boston Architectural Club
Synopses & Reviews
A broad survey of metalwork from ancient times to the twentieth century, this acclaimed monograph displays 115 illustrations of ornamental designs. Images range from the windows and balconies of ancient Italian villages to the gates of English cathedrals and universities and the facades of New York City banks and hotels. Visually arresting examples of decorative ironwork include Parisian cabaret signs, Greek coins, and the gateway to a Scottish castle, plus lamps, doorknockers, stair railings, and more. The unusual mix of drawings and photographs occasionally depicts pieces in both the design and finished stages.
This volume draws upon a wealth of metalworking precedents, including the patient and primitive processes of the medieval smithy as well as the Renaissance crafts of Spain, Italy, and England. It consists chiefly of bronze and iron works but also explores the decorative possibilities of lead, copper, and newer resources such as aluminum, chromium, and nickel alloys. Architectural historians and metalworkers interested in the history of their craft will find this book a valuable resource.
A broad survey, this acclaimed monograph displays 115 ornamental designs — Greek coins, the gateway to a Scottish castle, a balcony at the Louvre, plus lamps, door knockers, stair railings, and more.
A broad survey, this acclaimed monograph displays 113 ornamental designs — Greek coins, the gateway to a Scottish castle, a balcony at the Louvre, plus lamps, door knockers, stair railings, and more.
Table of Contents
Pompeian Lamp Standard
Crown on Column of S. Zanobi, Florence
Tripod, Museo del Duomo, Siena
Grille on Tomb of Cansignorio, Verona
Gate in Church, Palazzo dei Diavoli, Siena
Detail of Gate in Chapel, Palazzo Comunale, Siena
Torch, Palazzo Boccella, Lucca
Balcony, Palazzo Bevilacqua, Bologna
Flag Socket, Palazzo Grisoli, Siena
Brassier, Museo Civico Correr, Venice
Flag Socket, Palazzo del Magnifico, Siena
Grille Over Door, Palazzo Orsetti, Lucca
Gate, Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza
Stair Rail, Arezzo
Fragments, Museo, Palermo
Balcony, Casa Fraganeschi, Cremona
Gate, Church of S. Giovanni e Paolo, Rome
Window Grille, Palazzo Piccioli, Sarzana
Gate in Church of S. Pietro, Vincoli, Rome
Gate in Museo, Piacenza
Balustrade of Iron in S. Pietro, Bologna
Balcony, Varallo, Sesia
Baker's Sign, Paris
Wine Dealer's Sign
Gates, Le Mans
Lamp, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, Paris
Lamp, Grand-Trianon, Paris
Balcony, Musee du Louvre, Paris
Gates, Palais de Justice, Paris
Cathedral of Toledo
Detail of Wrought Iron, Burgos, Cathedral
Detail of Panel, the Liberal Savings & Loan Co., Ohio
Gateway, Traquair House, Peeblesshire
Gateway, Drayton House
Staircase, Caroline Park House
Detail, Allhallows Barking, London
Gateway, Belton House, Lincolnshire
Gate at Bridge, Clare College, Cambridge
Gateway, Trinity College, Cambridge
Gate in Screen to Dining Hall, Queen's College, Cambridge
Gate to Bishop West's Chapel, Ely Cathedral
Gateway to Gardens, Trinity College, Oxford
Gate at Screen to Gardens, New College, Oxford
The Ark of the Temple Emanu-el, New York City
The Ark of the Chapel, Temple Emanu-el, New York City
Wrought Iron Grille, N.Y.C.R.R. Station, Buffalo, N.Y.
Full Size Drawing, Door Knocker
Grilles of Wrought Iron, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Pa.
Wrought Iron Gate, The Shelton Hotel, New York City
Bronze Grilles, 400 Madison Ave., New York City
Bronze Applied to Sliding Door, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Pa.
Bronze Doors, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Pa.
Detail of Entrance, Chase National Bank, New York
Interior of Entrance, National Bank of Commerce, Texas
Bronze Grille at Entrance, Navy Y.M.C.A., Pa.
Entrance, Frederick Loeser & Co. Store, New York
Entrance Door, Gulf Building, Houston, Texas
Main Entrance, Plaza Trust Co., New York City
Bronze Entrance Doors, S.W. Straus & Co. Bank, Chicago, Ill.
Porch of Ornamental Cast White Bronze, New York
Working Drawing of Check Desk, Integrity Trust Co., Pa.
Detail Main Banking Room, Integrity Trust Co., Pa.
Lead Roof on Bow Window, New York
Detail Lead Rain Water Head
Aluminum Cresting on the Genesee Valley Trust Co., Rochester, N.Y.
Screens and Grille
Section of Wrought Iron Stair Railing, Carillon Singing Tower, Florida
Wrought Iron Bridge Gates over Moat, Carillon Singing Tower, Florida
Irish Free State Coins
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