Architectural cast and wrought ironwork has served as an important form of ornamentation for hundreds of years,and its use is notable in several geographic areas and historical periods of American architecture. This reissue of a classic treatise on the history and technology of architectural ironwork brings to the modern architect a clearer understanding of the myriads of forms and uses to which ironwork has been put. In addition,this handy book is full of practical techniques for restoring and preserving ornamental ironwork. Also shown are many of the traditional patterns and design motifs,which can be used as tracings for contemporary design.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Product dimensions:||8.49(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.64(d)|
Table of ContentsIronwork in Architecture: Ornament, Utility, Privacy, Security.
Techniques of Ironwork: Wrought Ironwork.
Regional Ironwork: New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah, Galveston, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Lost Ironwork.
Twentieth Century American Artists in Iron.
Portfolio: Fences, Gates, Stair Rails, Door and Window Grilles, Balconies, Verandas, Fire Escapes.
Design/Visual Considerations: Pattern and Form, Special Design Problems, Sun/Rain/Snow and Ironwork.
The Architectural and Neighborhood Context.
Design: Practical Considerations.
Directory of Ironworkers.