Classic French Wrought Iron: Twelfth-Nineteenth Century

Classic French Wrought Iron: Twelfth-Nineteenth Century

by Raymond Lecoq
     
 

From grilles and gates to balconies and complex lock and key mechanisms, this book traces the successive styles of decorative French ironwork over its 700-year development.
The authoritative work on traditional French architectural ironwork designs, from Romanesque to the Empire, the book's masterly black-and-white illustrations and concise explanations reveal

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From grilles and gates to balconies and complex lock and key mechanisms, this book traces the successive styles of decorative French ironwork over its 700-year development.
The authoritative work on traditional French architectural ironwork designs, from Romanesque to the Empire, the book's masterly black-and-white illustrations and concise explanations reveal the complex fabrication techniques and myriad elaborate foliate motifs employed by French craftsmen.

Editorial Reviews

Diance C. Donovan - Midwest Book Review
“A reference both authoritative and well detailed…[I]mages are exceptionally clear.”
Jonathan Nedbor - The Anvil's Ring
“Especially attractive are several pages with drawings of forged leafwork from the Baroque-Rococo period, including details from Jean Lamour's work at Place Stanislaus in Nancy. A quick reading of the table of contents reveals the breadth of information covered in this book: the iron industry, assembly, forge techniques, aesthetics, evolution of style, leafwork, hinges, grille work, rails, locks, keys, latches, and bolts.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393731576
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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