Описание: This magnificent study of decorative English iron and metalwork provides a spirited introduction to the age-old craft, with 140 illustrations ranging from a 14th-century wrought iron gate to the elegant bronze front of a 20th-century art gallery. The author, a passionate collector and expert on the
Описание: This exceptional volume documents the many uses of wrought iron in architecture from the fourteenth century through the twentieth. 380 illustrations show gates, railings, screens, lighting fixtures, bannisters, balconies, and much else. Includes examples from Italy, Spain, England, Germany, France,
Автор: Pearce, Mallory Название: Ready-to-Use Decorative Celtic Alphabets ISBN: 0486270416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486270418 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1097 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
The richly imaginative character of Celtic design makes these royalty-free alphabets an exciting resource for graphic artists and designers in search of the unusual. Indeed, the letters in many of these alphabets are highly individual works of art -- elaborately patterned and filled with traditional Celtic motifs. This book contains six decorative Celtic alphabets designed by artist Mallory Pearce, each with a dazzling difference, plus a basic alphabet of calligraphic Celtic letters. The decorative alphabets can be used as initial letters for lines composed from the basic alphabet, in a manner reminiscent of old hand-lettered books, or to compose whole words. Clearly printed, easily reproducible, these eye-catching alphabets will add a distinctive touch to every kind of graphic art, from book and textile design to advertising and poster art.
Описание: An excellent introduction to the exciting world of ironwork, this easy-to-follow guide features dozens of simple, traditional plans for use by amateur craftspeople and students interested in metalworking. Articles in the collection have been selected for their simplicity, but some previous experience in at least a few of the more common, basic processes employed in forging metals is recommended. The manual contains everything metalsmiths and hobbyists could wish for, including precisely drawn-to-scale patterns, descriptive notes on the tools of the trade, and detailed instructions on the metalworking process. More than 45 illustrations provide clearly drawn designs for flowerpot holders and stands, ash trays, andirons, candlesticks, door latches and locks, hinges, lamps, door knockers, and other decorative domestic accessories. A rich source of information and inspiration, Decorative Wrought Ironwork Projects for Beginners invites hobbyists to choose from a remarkable variety of motifs that can be successfully fashioned with the help of working drawings and helpful notes on construction.