Spanning nearly 1,000 years of extraordinary Spanish ironwork, this volume — faithfully reproduced from a rare century-old publication — includes beautifully designed and crafted items ranging from such utilitarian objects as shears and scissors to monumental grilles created for great Spanish cathedrals. In these pages you'll find over 300 meticulously reproduced illustrations of a diverse range of intricately wrought and elaborately ornamental pieces: an elegantly detailed brass chest from Castile, a Roman door from the Catalan region, Castilian chandeliers, a Catalan balcony railing, along with window screens, door knockers and door studs, hinges, tombstone crosses, candelabra, andirons, and much more. A modest sampling of decorative ironwork from France, Germany, and Italy appears near the end of the book.
A magnificent source of inspiration for artists, architects, and interior designers, this splendid sampling of Spain's rich legacy of ornamental ironwork is sure to be welcomed by craftspeople and scholars, and treasured by collectors, dealers, and lovers of antiques.
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