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Treasury of Ironwork Designs: 469 Examples from Historical Sources: 400 Examples from Historical Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive) Paperback – 2 Jan 2000

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (2 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486271269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486271262
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.9 x 30.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 480,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The history of Western decorative arts is filled with splendid examples of ornamental ironwork - elaborately wrought designs for gates and fences, finials and posts, banisters and window grilles, signs and marquees, cathedral screens and a host of other architectural and decorative features. This practical archive brings together nearly 500 outstanding examples of the ironworker's art. Meticulously rendered in fine black-and-white line art, the designs have been reprinted from rare European and American catalogs and periodicals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including L'Art Pour Tous, Art Journal, The Illustrated London News, Harper's Monthly and others. The designs illustrated here date from the Middle Ages through the late 19th century, encompassing the ornate figuration of the Renaissance, the exuberant innovations of Baroque and Rococo artists, and the sinuous designs of 19th-century ironworkers inspired by the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Artists, architects, designers and craftspersons will all find this volume and ideal sourcebook of beautiful designs - all copyright-free - from a great tradition in the decorative arts.|

The history of Western decorative arts is filled with splendid examples of ornamental ironwork--elaborately wrought designs for gates and fences, finials and posts, banisters, window grilles, signs and marquees, cathedral screens, and a host of other architectural and decorative features. This practical archive brings together nearly 500 outstanding examples of the ironmaker's art. Meticulously rendered in fine black-and-white line art, the designs have been reprinted from rare European and American catalogs and periodicals of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including "L'Art Pour Tous, Art Journal, The Illustrated London News, Harper's Monthly, " and others.
The designs illustrated here date from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century, encompassing the ornate figuration of the Renaissance, the exuberant innovations of Baroque and Rococo artists, and the sinuous designs of nineteenth-century ironworkers inspired by the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Artists, architects, designers, and craftspersons will find this volume an ideal sourcebook of beautiful designs--all royalty-free--from a great tradition in the decorative arts.


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An excellent resorce for architectural blacksmiths. Some lovely designs
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x93b57240) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x93b69c84) out of 5 stars Beautiful Work 12 Dec. 2001
By hamsterdance - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a different use for this book than perhaps the typical buyer. I bought it because I love adapting these iron designs into borders or patterns for my pen and ink drawings and paintings. Each page was such a delight when I discovered this book I bought it immediately. You need not use it as a home furnishings book. It works just as well as an inspiring art book.
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HASH(0x93b69cd8) out of 5 stars Great for Designers 15 Mar. 2001
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I've worked in the Ornamental Iron business for 3 years as a designer and business manager. I use this book more than any other for generating some fresh, usually more elaborate design ideas. There are a number of styles represented in the many drawings. If you are interested in seeing unique and interesting wrought iron designs you will not be disappointed.
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HASH(0x9427a1ec) out of 5 stars Very interesting reference 19 April 2002
By J. L. Wong - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this very much. I wish there could have been more photographs, but that would have been a different book. This is almost exclusively line drawings.
Very helpful and informative. Warning: trying to duplicate these in decorative metal today is *expensive*. Architectural salvage might be more affordable than starting from scratch.
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HASH(0x93b69f60) out of 5 stars Great reference 1 Oct. 2005
By Steven Abercrombie - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is chock full of illustrations! It has gates, doors, door arches, stair railings, and fence sections. It runs the gamut from simple to very intricate designs. If you are a designer, this is a great resource. If you just appreciate design, you will enjoy browsing through it.
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HASH(0x93b69f00) out of 5 stars Nice designs, unknown sources 28 Aug. 2013
By Xavier Atlas - Published on Amazon.com
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Granted, I bought this book because I wanted a source for classic european ironwork, and this book does the trick. I would have loved, however, that the designs showed the source, or at least a list at the end of the book of the places and eras of these designs. It's not the same to have a nice design made, than to have one made and then brag about how it's a replica of the one "in am 18th century French chateau".
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