Metal Techniques for Craftsmen

Author: Oppi Untracht
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: MINN:31951000987565R
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

An illustrated guide offers step-bystep instructions in forming, fabricating, and finishing metal objects

Metal Techniques for Craftsmen

Author: Oppi Untracht
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0709107234
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This book gives complete instructions on the handling, working, and finishing of all metals. It begins with basic information and the characteristic qualities of each of the metals met by the craftsman, both precious and base. It then describes the various techniques in working metals, as well as methods of metal fabrication such as smithing, annealing, forging, and casting. The methods of metal finishing, as well as explanations of various hand tools and their uses are also included.

Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths

Author: Heikki Seppä
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 0873382129
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Art

"A master artist and teacher of metalwork presents a bold new approach to creative expression in metal. Believing that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft -- the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. -- Heikki Seppä urges the craftsman to create in terms of pure form, and in this book he shows him how ... The book is profusely illustrated throughout with the author's own sketches of the ideas and techniques discussed. It will be of significant value to the accomplished craftsman as well as to teachers and advanced students of this exciting and growing art form."--Page 4 of cover.

Jewelry Concepts Technology

Author: Oppi Untracht
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780307784117
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability--a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry-making throughout history. From the Hardcover edition.

Metalwork for Craftsmen

Author: Emil F. Kronquist
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486156101
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Design

DIVIllustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates. /div

Traditional Jewelry of India

Author: Oppi Untracht
Publisher:
ISBN: 050028749X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Looks at the history, technical developments, and aesthetic tradition of Indian jewelry.

Thomas Mann

Author: Andrei Codrescu
Publisher: Guild
ISBN: 1893164128
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This book "showcases the works that have made Mann a critical and popular success, and takes us inside the creative process that brought him to this level. In doing so, it tells a timely story, for in many ways the growth of the postwar American craft movement is illustrated by Mann's personal journey and artistic triumph. Authors Lloyd E. Herman and Adrei Codrescu explore the artist's development within the context of the changing American culture, while capturing the very essence of his humor, vision and inexorable creativity." - back cover.

Metalworking through History An Encyclopedia

Author: Ana M. Lopez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313056161
Release Date: 2009-04-30
Genre: Art

Metalworking Through History provides a comprehensive, historic overview of the subject of metalworking while exploring it within its cultural context. It is written from the perspective that the crafting of objects in metal is a unique way of understanding a particular time and culture. As a broad encyclopedia of metalworking, it allows the reader to view the different societies and periods that produced work in this medium as part of a global, interrelated practice. Comprised of over sixty entries on relevant time periods, cultures, makers and processes, the book is a much-needed general reference text in the survey of this craft. The subjects span all the major metalworking periods and peoples, from the rituals of African iron smelting to the twentieth century studio movement. Outstanding individual makers are highlighted to give additional insight into the times at which they were active. Furthermore, the materials and techniques used in the act of metalworking are clearly explained in terms that are easily understood by a practitioner with tacit knowledge of the medium. Suggested further readings and cross-references allow for the expansion of research and additional study. It is an excellent first resource for understanding the concepts and terminology of the ancient and pervasive craft of metalworking. Volume includes eight pages of color plates, and black and white photos throughout. Metalworking Through History provides a comprehensive, historic overview of the subject of metalworking while exploring it within its cultural context. It is written from the perspective that the crafting of objects in metal is a unique way of understanding a particular time and culture. As a broad encyclopedia of metalworking, it allows the reader to view the different societies and periods that produced work in this medium as part of a global, interrelated practice. Comprised of over sixty entries on relevant time periods, cultures, makers and processes, the book is a much-needed general reference text in the survey of this craft. The subjects span all the major metalworking periods and peoples, from the rituals of African iron smelting to the twentieth century studio movement. Outstanding individual makers are highlighted to give additional insight into the times at which they were active. Furthermore, the materials and techniques used in the act of metalworking are clearly explained in terms that are easily understood by a practitioner with tacit knowledge of the medium. Suggested further readings and cross-references allow for the expansion of research and additional study. It is an excellent first resource for understanding the concepts and terminology of the ancient and pervasive craft of metalworking. Volume includes eight pages of color plates, and black and white photos throughout. *Art Deco *Marianne Brandt *Chinese *Dark Ages *Enamel *Engraving *Georg Jensen *Judaica *Metals and their Alloys *Native American *Plating and Leaf *Renaissance *June Schwartz *Soldering *South American *Samuel Yellin

Treasury of the World

Author: Manuel Keene
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500976082
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Jewelry as an art form in Mughal India has probably never been surpassed by any other civilization in the history of the world.

American Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago

Author: Jennifer Goldsborough
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300222364
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Silverwork

The history of American silver offers invaluable insights into the economic and cultural history of the nation itself. Published here for the first time, the Art Institute of Chicago's superb collection embodies innovation and beauty from the colonial era to the present. In the 17th century, silversmiths brought the fashions of their homelands to the colonies, and in the early 18th, new forms arose as technology diversified production. Demand increased in the 19th century as the Industrial Revolution took hold. In the 20th, modernism changed the shape of silver inside and outside the home. This beautifully illustrated volume presents highlights from the collection with stunning photography and entries from leading specialists. In-depth essays relate a fascinating story about eating, drinking, and entertaining that spans the history of the Republic and trace the development of the Art Institute's holdings of American silver over nearly a century.

Damascus Steel

Author: Manfred Sachse
Publisher:
ISBN: 3514007519
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Damascus steel


An Archaeology of Skill

Author: Maikel H.G. Kuijpers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351765800
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Social Science

Material is the mother of innovation and it is through skill that innovations are brought about. This core thesis that is developed in this book identifies skill as the linchpin of – and missing link between – studies on craft, creativity, innovation, and material culture. Through a detailed study of early bronze age axes the question is tackled of what it involves to be skilled, providing an evidence based argument about levels of skill. The unique contribution of this work is that it lays out a theoretical framework and methodology through which an empirical analysis of skill is achievable. A specific chaîne opératoire for metal axes is used that compares not only what techniques were used, but also how they were applied. A large corpus of axes is compared in terms of what skills and attention were given at the different stages of their production. The ideas developed in this book are of interest to the emerging trend of ‘material thinking’ in the human and social sciences. At the same time, it looks towards and augments the development in craft-studies, recognising the many different aspects of craft in contemporary and past societies, and the particular relationship that craftspeople have with their material. Drawing together these two distinct fields of research will stimulate (re)thinking of how to integrate production with discussions of other aspects of object biographies, and how we link arguments about value to social models.

South Asian Folklore

Author: Peter J. Claus
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415939194
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

Looks at the folklore and customs of both ancient and contemporay society in South Asia.