Publisher description for Ornamental ironwork : an illustrated guide to its design, history & use in American architecture / by Susan and Michael Southworth ; photographs by Charles C. Withers.


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Counter Architectural cast and wrought ironwork has served as an important form of ornamentation for hundreds of years, and its use is notable in several geographic areas and historical periods of American architecture. This reissue of a classic treatise on the history and technology of architectural ironwork brings to the modern architect a clearer understanding of the myriads of forms and uses to which ironwork has been put. In addition, this handy book is full of practical techniques for restoring and preserving ornamental ironwork. Also shown are many of the traditional patterns and design motifs, which can be used as tracings for contemporary design.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Architectural ironwork United States Themes, motives