The Contemporary Blacksmith

The Contemporary Blacksmith

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by Dona Z. Meilach

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Meilach (author of 40-plus books on art-craft related topics) brings together over 500 works by about 200 artist-craftsmen from 16 countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork. By delving into historical background, introducing some of the men and women who are fascinated by smithing, and describing several techniques, she shows how metal work has blossomed into a serious art form over the past 25 years. In each chapter, she provides background for the types of objects shown, and she concludes with a section of statements from almost all the artists represented. Beautifully illustrated with color illustrations of unique objects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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8.90(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Contemporary Blacksmith 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The book is loaded with high-quality color photographs of various types of metalwork, made by many of the great artisans of today. There is little technique explained here, rather it is candy for the eyes.