This is Giuseppe Ciscato's second photographic tour de force of the work of Italian master blacksmiths (100 in this volume alone! ). It is as beautiful and interesting as his previous books. As a note to the numerous owners of Ciscato's other books, of the over 900 high-quality color photographs presented here less than 20 have appeared in other publications. While Ciscato's book 'The Italian Masters of Wrought Iron' has been called the Rolls Royce of wrought iron books because of its coffee-table size, number of pages, special binding, and extraordinarily beautiful photos, this new book can boast almost the same number of photos and the same high-quality resolution. The Magic of Italian Wrought Iron covers an amazing range of subjects including: andirons and fireplace tools, animals, balustrades, clothes hooks, balconies, gates and fences, indoor gates, candlesticks, centerpieces, consoles, door knockers, iron pieces for wells, curtain rods, wrought iron flowers and plants, flower boxes, fountains, gazebos, indoor and outdoor lighting, gratings, signs, beds, benches, partitions, doors, railings, sculptures, mirror-frames, tables, dressing-tables, wrought iron and glass. There is also a complete appendix listing all the smiths with their photos and contact information. All text is in both Italian and English.
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