Classic French Wrought Iron

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Architecture - 128 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword
4
Aesthetics
18
Strap Hinges and Iron Fittings
38
Guardrails Handrails Balconies Balustrades
80
Locks
103
Keys
117
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About the author (2004)

The late Raymond Lecoq, a Frenchman, wrote extensively on ironwork and locksmithing. Richard J. Wattenmaker is director of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.

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