Treasury of Ornamental Ironwork: 16th to 18th Centuries
Roeper, AISBN: 9780486460161;
Sixty vintage black-and-white plates illustrate the history of German decorative ironwork from the16th to the 18th centuries. A hard-to-find celebration of the diversity and enduring beauty of Germany's handcrafted iron embellishments, this magnificent edition exhibits striking views of metal doors, balconies, window arches, gates, corner pieces, decorative accessories, and more, many wrought with gargoyles, human figures, and florals. A rich source of inspiration and an accurate, invaluable reference for art historians, architects, craftworkers, and designers.