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An excellent book from Blue Moon Press translated from the German. Clear explanations and clarifying photos/drawings (over 500! ) in Blue Moon's proven style. This step-by-step approach gives the adventurous beginner confidence and surprises the expert with new insights.
Good. Updated; Expanded 15th Printing MAUSER BOLT RIFLES is the most complete, precise, authoritative and comprehensive work ever done on Mauser bolt rifles...so inclusive that a thorough knowledge of it will make you a Mauser expert in your own right! Within its covers are: Exhaustive data on each development, all specific characteristics, variations, models, innovations, modifications. Countries who made or bought Mausers and their changes and markings. Complete ammo data, ballistics, ...
In use since the 1600s, weathervanes were both utilitarian and functional, enlivening the landscape with humorous and bold designs. Among the largest companies specializing in the manufacture of weather vanes was A.B.; W.T. Westervelt of New York City. This is a reprint of the 1883 illustrated catalog featuring over 550 copper weather vanes and finials. The wide range of styles and motifs, from ocean steamer to Indian chief, are illustrated with line engravings and are accompanied by ...
Description: New. This exceptional volume documents the many uses of wrought iron in architecture from the fourteenth century through the twentieth. 380 bw illustrations show gates, railings, screens, lighting fixtures, bannisters, balconies, and much else. Includes examples from Italy, Spain, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, America. Indispensable Sourcebook. Introduction. 8 3/8 x 11 1/4, 202 pages, copyright 2004. Read More
Description: New. Over 300 outstanding illustrations, thoughtfully selected and excellently reproduced from an extremely rare publication depict ornate altar screens, doors, chandeliers, balcony railings, candelabra, tombstone crosses, pulpits, gates, window screens, and more. Brief captions identify the types, origins, and dates of pieces in this excellent collection for artists, smiths, interior designers, craftspeople, and lovers of antiques. Read More
Description: New. Over 450 black-and-white photographs, royalty-free, show ironwork masterpieces from all over Europe: doors, gates, railings, grilles, door knockers, locks, lanterns, candelabra, firedogs, chandeliers, much more. Beautiful examples from Notre Dame; Chichester Cathedral; Barcelona Cathedral; Fredericksborg Castle, Denmark; Versailles; scores of other sites. Read More
Description: This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane's own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this ... Read More
Description: New. This magnificent display of all 166 plates from an extremely rare set of portfolios depicts scores of examples of the ironworker's art, among them beautiful gates, balustrades, balcony railings, window grilles, church screens, and lantern holders. A superb collection of royalty-free images for use by designers, smiths, architecture enthusiasts, and lovers of antiques. Read More
Description: New. From an exceptional collection of outstanding examples of German ironwork comes this rich source of royalty-free images for artists and craftspeople. More than 270 illustrations depict a wide range of magnificent ironwork from the city of Dusseldorf, with finely rendered examples of the craft ranging from elaborate castle gates to ornate weather vanes. Balustrades, screens, balcony railings, and other decorative ironwork abound in this handsome compilation. Derived from a rare, turn-of ... Read More
Description: New. Forty plates of meticulously rendered designs replicate authentic ironwork projects that span some 600 years of metalcrafting. Patterns selected from English churches, chapels, tombs, castles, and other architectural sites depict twelfth-century hinges, fifteenth-century grilles and railings, and seventeenth-century knockers, handles, latches, and other ornamental elements. Ideal for today's metal crafters looking to recreate the decorative architectural accessories from an earlier era, ... Read More
Description: 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, ... Read More
Description: Practical and aesthetically pleasing, this meditation on the constituents of good design considers all manner of construction, form, and ornamentation. It answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, condensed, and practical directions. Its appeal also lies in the integrity of its own design, consisting of hand-lettered text and pleasingly styled and proportioned illustrations. Author Burl N. Osburn addresses basic questions What are the qualities of good ... Read More