such a book exists. Henry Jonas Magaziner has done far more than update
Wallace. He has expanded the coverage well into the twentieth century
and added much useful information on the architects, craftsmen, and
the buildings of which the ironwork is such an important part.
D. Golding, whose splendid images appear here and in accompanying
exhibition at The AthenŠum of Philadelphia. Moss goes on to say, "The
work of Yellin and other gifted ironsmiths is the subject of this
study. It also includes the creations of some of the foundries, that
produced cast iron fašades and America's finest ornamental cast ironwork."
explains the focus of the book in the following way:
"While both cast
and wrought architectural and ornamental ironwork are found everywhere,
certain American cities have inherited especially great examples of
is so rich in its collection of cast iron fašades as well as being
home to both the nation's foremost ornamental iron foundry and America's
greatest wrought iron craftsman, I chose the Philadelphia area to
illustrate Iron's Golden Age."
information on the appropriateness of certain ironwork, this book
also discusses and illustrates good and bad practice in the design
and fabrication of architectural ironwork. In highlighting what is
good ironwork from the past, it is hoped that this book will inspire
better ironwork today."
pages, Hardcover, B&W, 8" x 10", ę 2000
Order Number: AP-SJ149............
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