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Artist Blacksmith Sculpture

Author : David Freedman
ISBN : 1533105847
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David Freedman has taken the art of blacksmithing in a new direction. His metal work ranges from giant insects in the woods of Scotland to seaweed inspired gates on the Cornish coast, ethereal deer in the ancient forests of England and organic seats in some of the UK's finest historic gardens. David's unique sculptural metalwork is shown here at its best, set within the landscape that inspires its creation. David has been forging creative metal sculptures, delicate copper water features, decorative wrought ironwork gates and much more for over 20 years from his backyard workshop in the UK. Rather than a beginner's guide or a blacksmithing manual, this book is more than a catalogue of David's work, with stunning photographs, design notes and sketches as well as perspectives from blacksmiths around the world and a look into the forge, past and present, giving a unique window into the ancient yet ever evolving blacksmith's craft. This collection is also a source of inspiration for those interested in garden design and garden art as well as public sculpture. David is also a writer of articles and fiction. His children's book Stunt Crow is available on Amazon and Jewel of The Brook is forthcoming.
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Artist Blacksmith Design

Author : David Freedman
ISBN : 1703367979
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Blacksmithing in the modern age has become as much about art as it is about shaping metal. The artist blacksmith must rely on an ability to design to produce original and enduring metalwork, turning steel into sculpture, welding details together in the forge. Casting around for ideas, the artsmith must look at many influences from nature to architecture and beyond. This book looks at the unique design approaches and influences of metal artists, from sketching with wire to paper templates. From the natural world to historical references, artist blacksmiths develop their ideas and hone their techniques. The variety of methods employed is endless and their ingenious solutions endlessly fascinating.David Freedman, an artist blacksmith for over 20 years, draws upon his own work and influences as well as the masterful work of blacksmiths and metal artists he admires. With design sketches, scribbles, photos and ideas from diverse strands of the craft, David looks at what makes good craft skills into great pieces of art, providing inspiration for anyone interested in metalwork and design.Artist Blacksmith Design features the work and design ideas of seasoned artist blacksmiths Brian Russell and Stephen Rook as well as the unique work of Bex Simon and incredible wire work of Portuguese artist David Oliveira.
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The Art And Craft Of The Blacksmith

Author : Robert Thomas
ISBN : 9781631593819
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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"The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know"--
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Mande Blacksmiths

Author : Patrick R. McNaughton
ISBN : 0253207983
Genre : Art
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" . . . finely crafted scholarship. Elegant and graceful, yet packed with knowledge and information, it embodies the aesthetic qualities which it describes and explores." --American Ethnologist "The text is detailed and informative, and enjoyable reading . . . " --Choice "The Mande Blacksmith is an important book . . . sensitive, sympathetic, multifaceted, and thorough . . . " --African Arts "McNaughton's Mande Blacksmiths is undeniably the most profound study of African artists yet published." --Ethnoarts " . . . penetrating . . . McNaughton boldly grapples with the thorniest issues related to his subject and articulates them with clarity and precision." --International Journal of African Historical Studies " . . . a work in the best tradition of ethnographic research. . . . critical reappraisal, innovative inquiry, and fresh observation . . . make this book an invaluable fund of new material on Mande societies . . . " --American Anthropologist "McNaughton . . . provides an important interpretation of these artists' conceptual place as members of a complex culture." --Religious Studies Review Examining the artistic, technological, social, and spiritual dimensions of Mande blacksmiths, who are the sculptors of their society, McNaughton defines these artists' conceptual place as extraordinary members of a complex culture.
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Making Sculpture From Scrap Metal

Author : Peter Parkinson
ISBN : 9781785000225
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, looking behind the work at the richness and diversity of an area of sculpture that deserves to be far better known. Topics covered include the role and purpose of sculpture, the particular qualities of sculpture made from scrap metal and the practical processes involved in its making. It also covers sources of scrap metal, identifying metals, reviewing metalworking techniques, creative approaches, different types of sculpture, and the making, finishing and installation of pieces of sculpture. This book will be of great interest to blacksmiths, sculptors and metalworkers and is beautifully illustrated with 108 colour photographs from work by professional sculptors and students, showcasing a range of different approaches.
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From Fire To Form

Author : Mathew S. Clarke
ISBN : 0764332473
Genre : Art
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Over 500 striking color photos display artworks produced by today's leading blacksmiths and metalsmiths. Revealed here are beautiful sculptures, created by long-established and new artists, and destined for individual homes, public parks, and other outdoor venues. Includes works by John Medwedeff, Nathan Blank, Tony Higdon, Erika Strecker, and Zachary Noble. Ornamental vases, bowls, plates, and containers as well as functional gates, rails, furniture, and lighting are also included. Both images and text showcase work that may be traditional or groundbreaking in technique, but always in an artistic context. Artists, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and those with a burning passion for metal arts, will discover magnificent sculptures by today's blacksmiths and metalsmiths.
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Art Of The Dogon

Author : Kate Ezra
ISBN : 9780810918740
Genre : Art dogon - Expositions
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Decorative And Sculptural Ironwork

Author : Dona Z. Meilach
ISBN : UOM:39015020380179
Genre : Art
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Explores the many possibilities for blacksmithing in the contemporary art-craft context as well as picturing pieces of sculpture and useful and decorative items
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Artist Blacksmith

Author : Peter Parkinson
ISBN : 9781847977830
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills.Topics covered include: the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil, drawing down, bending, upsetting and spreading, hot cutting, punching, and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Contemporary Thesaurus Of Search Terms And Synonyms

Author : Sara D. Knapp
ISBN : 157356107X
Genre : Computers
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Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.
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Ironwork Today

Author : Dona Z. Meilach
ISBN : 0764323903
Genre : Architecture
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Here is an exciting foray into the world of the artist-blacksmith. Dona Z. Meilach discovers the growing numbers of men and women who revel in lighting up a forge and shaping hot, malleable iron into beautiful, useful objects. Blacksmiths today make both monumental and modest architectural accompaniments, from public art to an infinite number of items we encounter every day. With this book, you will gain an appreciation of the medium and its creators, and realize that blacksmiths do much more than shoe horses. Over 480 color photographs highlight objects for indoor and outdoor use, including fences, railings, gates, doors, sculpture, furniture, lighting fixtures, candleholders, and more. Some are truly modern in style while others are inspired by historical references, such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Craftsman, and Victorian styles. Todays blacksmiths, designers, artists, and homeowners will find unparalleded inspiration for creating unique yet practical surroundings.
Category: Architecture

The Everyday Blacksmith

Author : Nicholas Wicks
ISBN : 9781631597121
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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With The Everyday Blacksmith, learn to make hooks, spoons, and tools of all sorts. This essential blacksmith's reference includes many projects contributed by leading blacksmiths from around the world, each featuring plenty of opportunity for variation. For centuries, blacksmiths were the craftsmen and artists that worked society's most important material—iron. Blacksmiths were not only a fixture in their community, they helped shape that community through their particular method of making the hinges, hooks, brackets, and tools their neighbors used every day. Blacksmithing today is enjoying a resurgence. Our modern society has discovered that no amount of technical perfection replaces the feeling of picking up a hand-forged object, knowing that it was shaped by an individual's creativity and physical effort. Modern smiths can use the first section of The Everyday Blacksmith as a reference for shop basics: safety, equipment, and techniques. These basic techniques are illustrated through a series of projects. It also covers methods for finishing pieces. In the second section of the book, you'll find a step-by-step guide to a diverse range of essential blacksmith projects. Projects are structured by category and difficulty. The emphasis is on the accessibility of techniques, functionality of projects, and diversity of design. The Everyday Blacksmith is sure to become every shop's go-to reference.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Red And The Black

Author : Brian A. Sparkes
ISBN : 9781134525584
Genre : Social Science
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The Red and the Black covers the major stages in the history of Greek pottery production, both figured and plain, as they are understood today. It provides an up-to-date evaluation of ways of studying Greek pottery and encourages new approaches. There is a detailed analysis of the subject matter of figured scenes covering some of the main preoccupations of ancient Greece: myth, fantasy and everyday life. Furthermore, it sets the artefacts in the context of the societies that produced them, highlighting the social, art historical, mythological and economic information that can be revealed from their study. This volume also covers a hitherto neglected area: the history of the collecting of Greek pottery through the Renaissance and up to the present day. It shows how market values have gradually increased to the high prices of today and goes on to take a closer look at the enthusiasm of the collectors.
Category: Social Science