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Title:
Decorative and sculptural ironwork : tools, techniques, inspiration
Author:
Meilach, Dona Z.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Page 2 of cover contains last page of index.

Index (1 p.) tipped in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764307904
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT220 .M4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

With the help of this unique book, all the fascinating properties of iron and other metals can be creatively explored. 52 color plates and 717 b/w photos and drawings present the ideas and examples visually. After a short history of ironwork, the author discusses the ironworking shop, forge and tools, including anvils, vises, hammers, tongs, punches, centrifugal blowers and machine tools. She presents information on building, lighting, and maintaining a fire. Forging procedures are explicitly shown: drawing out, flattening, bending, upsetting, twisting, splitting, punching and drifting, hot cutting on a hardy, and joining and finishing techniques.


Author Notes

Dona Z. Meilach has written over three dozen books on art-related topics including metal and stone sculpture, fibers and fabrics, collage, printmaking, design, and computer graphics.


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