Seller: libertys-fr (17,044) 99.8%, Location: Bry sur Marne, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 362599266944 Fers forgés - Forged irons in European architecture Fers forgés - Forged irons in European architecture This very complete book with 352 beautifully illustrated color pages is a fascinating panorama of European ironworks in European architecture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The work of iron knows a new boom from the end of the Middle Ages, under the impetus of the great abbeys and princes who grant locksmiths protection and privileges. As a result, for more than four centuries, an ever more virtuous golden age, of which today witness fences, balcony railings, banisters... The author first presents the profession of locksmith and his technique; then he focuses on the description of the different European productions, the models drawn and engraved and the adaptation that is made according to schools and countries. A true grammar of styles unfolds over the book, accompanied by more than four hundred commented examples. An illustrated and exhaustive lexicon of forms and techniques - the first ever made - concludes this monumental panorama. Designed both as a valuable tool and as an illustrated art book, this book will interest lovers of heritage that actors, architects, locksmiths, restorers, art historians, ornamentalists and designers. Contents:Preface by Albert France-LanordForeword: When the locksmith surpassed the blacksmithIntroductionPart I - The craft and the techniqueTypology of fences and railingsArtisanal environmentCast iron and steelTechnology, conservation and restorationPart II - Times and their schoolsFrom the origins to the 12th century: hinges and fencesFrom the 13th to the 15th century: stamping and openworkThe 16th century: balusters and traceryThe 17th century: severe majesty and playful majestyThe 18th century: Fairy and geometryThe 19th century: iron and cast iron rivalryThe 20th century: renewal and safeguardingConclusionsGlossary: terminology of forms and techniquesBibliographyIndex The French texts are written by Bernard Wodon. Printed in 2018, this book is NEW and is 8 inches x 11-½ inches ( 21 cm x 29 cm ) For this book, buyer will pay for priority Air Shipping from France USD 7 to France or USD 21 to Europe or USD 31 to the USA and Canada or USD 38 to South America, Asia and other countries. All books are carefully packed in a safe protective packaging Multiple purchases, postage discount: For multiple purchases, postage will be discounted but the overall charge is based upon the total weight of the parcel Your order will be shipped immediately after reception of your payment sent through our free SSL Secured on line Payment with Visa/MasterCard and Amex. We also welcome PayPal with NO surcharge. Click here for more informations on our sales conditions Visit our eBay store PaymentsDeliveryGuarantee All books are carefully packed in a safe protective packaging. We will send your order insured with tracking within 24h / 48h after reception of your payment.100% GUARANTEE means that we stand behind our description. If an item does not meet with your satisfaction for any reason, you may return us within 30 days at reception.