Thomas Wilson's Ironwork Notebooks

Inspiration from a Master

Author: Sally Adam

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764351808

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 9154

This collection of 5,000 designs from Thomas Wilson's drawing notebooks harvests the creative output of four decades of ironwork design. Wilson--ironwork designer, master blacksmith, artist, sculptor, illustrator, author, and restorer--is at the forefront of design in metal. The designs here demonstrate the core role that drafting and drawing play in artistic work. Rendered on everything from notebook pages to paper napkins, they range from traditional to wildly creative. This volume incorporates the best of all that Wilson's eyes and mind have absorbed, and offers inspirational creative reference for anyone interested in design. Some of the drawings are spontaneous, simple idea sketches; others are fully evolved renderings of works of art. From chairs to hinges, chandeliers to fences, benches to belt buckles, the images will inspire design professionals, architects, interior designers, art students, blacksmiths, ironwork enthusiasts, jewelers, and artists of all kinds.

Edgar Brandt

Author: Joan Kahr

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 7483

A handsomely illustrated survey of the work of Art Deco artist-craftsman Edgar Brandt examines his multifaced career as a metalsmith, designer, and entrepreneur and is accompanied by close-up photographs of his extraordinary screens, tables, grilles, lighting fixtures, and bronze vessels.

Samuel Yellin, Metalworker

Author: Jack Andrews

Publisher: Skipjack Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879535176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 116

View: 5428

The Hairstons

An American Family in Black and White

Author: Henry Wiencek

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312253936

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7458

A quintessential American story of slavery's lasting power traces the black and white sides of a slaveholding family's history, showing the inspiring rise of the family's black descendents and the fall of the formerly wealthy whites. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Baltimore Graffiti

The Definitive Charm City Style Collection

Author: Michael Sachse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764351549

Category:

Page: 208

View: 1662

This photo-documentary of Baltimore graffiti writers' tags, or specially styled signatures, features the widest range of such artwork ever compiled. In one of the most staggering local graffiti compendiums available, photos taken between 2011 and 2014 highlight the myriad variations of tags and throw-ups the most active Baltimore graffiti artists have produced. Discover what makes Maryland's largest city stand apart from other graffiti communities by having a close look at 126 artist collages and over 4,000 images total. Four years' worth of blood, sweat, and tears went into amassing a complete spectrum of Charm City's graffiti writers in active hotspots, reaching beyond the city's borders into Baltimore County. Experience this urban landscape as many graffiti artists have through collages crammed with as many as 40 or more tag examples, as well as some rare views of the decaying underbelly of the Baltimore area.

The Skills of a Blacksmith Volume I

Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

Author: Mark Aspery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981548005

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 304

View: 5223

Public Space? Lost and Found

Author: Gediminas Urbonas,Lucas Freeman

Publisher: Sa+p Press

ISBN: 9780998117003

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 6733

"Public space" is a potent and contentious topic among artists, architects, and cultural producers. Public Space? Lost and Found documents how critical spatial practices have expanded the concept far beyond the physical confines of the city square. The book considers the role of aesthetic practices within the construction, identification, and critique of shared territories, and how artists or architects -- the "antennae of the race" -- can heighten our awareness of rapidly changing formulations of public space in the age of digital media, vast ecological crises, and civic uprisings. Public Space? Lost and Found combines significant recent projects in art and architecture with writings by historians and theorists. Contributors investigate strategies for responding to underrepresented communities and areas of conflict through the work of Marjetica Potrč in Johannesburg and Teddy Cruz on the Mexico-U.S. border, among others. They explore our collective stakes in ecological catastrophe through artistic research such as Atelier d'Architecture Autog�r�e's hubs for community action and recycling in Colombes, France, and Brian Holmes's theoretical investigation of new forms of aesthetic perception in the age of the Anthropocene. Inspired by artist and MIT professor Antoni Muntadas's early coining of the term "media landscape," contributors also look ahead, casting a critical eye on the fraught impact of digital media and the Internet on public space. This book is the first in a new series of volumes produced by the MIT School of Architecture and Planning's Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. ContributorsAtelier d'architecture autog�r�e (Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu), Dennis Adams, Ute Meta Bauer, Bik Van Der Pol (Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol), Adrian Blackwell, Ina Blom, N�stor Garc�a Canclini, Beatriz Colomina, Teddy Cruz, Juan Herreros, Brian Holmes, Andr�s Jaque, Caroline Jones, Coryn Kempster with Julia Jamrozik, Gy�rgy Kepes, Rikke Luther, Matthew Mazzotta, Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk), Antoni Muntadas, Otto Piene, Marjetica Potrč, Gerald Raunig with Christoph Brunner, Ad�le Naud� Santos, Nader Tehrani, Troy Therrien, Urbonas Studio, Angela Vettese, Mariel Viller�, Mark Wigley, Krzysztof Wodiczko With responses fromCatherine D'Ignazio, Ana Mar�a Le�n, Ana Miljački, Doris Sommer, Meejin Yoon

The Book of Mackay

Author: Angus Mackay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clans

Page: 499

View: 3169

Cyril Colnik

Man of Iron

Author: Alan J. Strekow

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780615481418

Category: Art

Page: 202

View: 8225

Master metalsmith Cyril Colnik (1871-1958) was an Austrian-born artist who parlayed a gold medal at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago into a sixty-year career creating marvelously intricate gates, balustrades, chandeliers, grilles, architectural ornaments, and other decor for public buildings and the mansions of the wealthy in the "German Athens" of America--Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Legend has it that beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst convinced Colnik to come to Milwaukee, pointing to the commissions the talented craftsman could get from wealthy industrialists and merchants. Colnik's artistry and technical mastery transformed metal into works of beauty and permanence for clients including Pabst, Charles Allis of Allis-Chalmers Inc., Herman Uihlein of Schlitz Brewing Co., Lloyd Smith of the A. O. Smith Corporation, and many others. Colnik's creations in iron, brass, and bronze can still be seen at the Pabst Mansion house museum, Milwaukee's City Hall, Mader's Restaurant, Wisconsin Memorial Park, and in many other older buildings around the city. The largest collection is in Milwaukee's Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (formerly the mansion of the Smith family), where visitors can see both the wrought metalwork that Colnik created for the Smith home and a permanent exhibition of objects, photographs, and archival material by and about Colnik. The exhibition includes the tools of a blacksmith shop, complete with forge and anvil. Cyril Colnik, Man of Iron is the first book to document this metalsmith's masterworks. It includes a biographical essay on Colnik and chapters that showcase the riches of the Villa Terrace's Colnik collection and archives: photos of architectural features and collected objects at the Villa Terrace; examples of Colnik's sketches, blueprints, and photographs; a trove of photos from Colnik's personal collection that documented his work in now-unidentified homes and churches; and interior and exterior photographs of identifiable Milwaukee homes, businesses, and public buildings taken by Colnik, author Alan J. Strekow, and others. The book also includes an essay by present-day artisanal ironworker Daniel Nauman, a glossary of blacksmithing terms, a chronology of Colnik's life and achievements, and a bibliography.

Anecdotes of Painting in England;

With Some Account of the Principal Artists; : and Incidental Notes on Other Arts;

Author: Horace Walpole,George Vertue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painting, English

Page: N.A

View: 2698

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities

My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

Author: Guillermo Del Toro,Marc Zicree

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062335936

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 3219

Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world's most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself. Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740768729

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 8052

Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

Traditional Ironwork Designs

Author: Josef Feller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134431

Category: Design

Page: 96

View: 5448

An exceptional collection of outstanding examples of German ironwork. More than 270 illustrations depict a wide range of Düsseldorf ironwork, with finely rendered examples ranging from elaborate castle gates to ornate weather vanes.

Classic Wrought Ironwork Patterns and Designs

Author: Tunstall Small,Christopher Woodbridge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152502

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 5291

Forty plates of meticulously rendered hinges, grilles, railings, latches, door knockers, and more — selected from English chapels, tombs, castles, and other structures — span more than 600 years of metalworking history.

A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Design

Author: Thomas W. Cutler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155862

Category: Design

Page: 112

View: 9456

From one of the most comprehensive surveys of mid-19th-century Japanese art and ornamentation: graceful details from landscapes, floral motifs, abstracts, images of sea life, and others. Over 300 figures on 65 plates.

A Companion to Thomas Hardy

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444324225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 9537

Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectual and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers

Modernism in Scandinavia

Art, Architecture and Design

Author: Charlotte Ashby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474224326

Category: Design

Page: 248

View: 3149

Scandinavia is a region associated with modernity: modern design, modern living and a modern welfare state. This new history of modernism in Scandinavia offers a picture of the complex reality that lies behind the label: a modernism made up of many different figures, impulses and visions. It places the individuals who have achieved international fame, such as Edvard Munch and Alvar Aalto in a wider context, and through a series of case studies, provides a rich analysis of the art, architecture and design history of the Nordic region, and of modernism as a concept and mode of practice. Modernism in Scandinavia addresses the decades between 1890 and 1970 and presents an intertwined history of modernism across the region. Charlotte Ashby gives a rationale for her focus on those countries which share an interrelated history and colonial past, but also stresses influences from outside the region, such as the English Arts and Crafts movement and the impact of emergent American modernism. Her richly illustrated account guides the reader through key historical periods and cultural movements, with case studies illuminating key art works, buildings, designed products and exhibitions.