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Wrought Iron,9780747804413

Wrought Iron

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ISBN13:

9780747804413

ISBN10:
0747804419
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/22/2011
Publisher(s):
Osprey Pub Co
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Summary

Wrought iron has been used as a decorative element in architecture from the eleventh century to the twentieth. At first a device to strengthen and embellish doors, wrought iron was soon adopted for free-standing screens and railings, examples of which can still be seen in churches and cathedrals. At the end of the seventeenth century iron screens, gates and railings became a fashionable element of country and town houses, resulting in the most creative period of decorative ironwork. The cheaper technique of cast iron led to a subsequent decline in wrought iron, although the latter underwent a revival at the end of the nineteenth century, led by influential architects such as William Burges and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This book provides an introductory guide to decorative wrought iron, describing how it was made, its context in architectural history and where fine examples can be seen today.

Author Biography

Richard Hayman is an archaeologist who specialises in historic buildings

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(2)
Doors and chests
5(6)
Railings, screens and interior fittings
11(4)
Screens, gates and railings: the early eighteenth century
15(8)
Street furniture
23(4)
Gothic Revival to Post-Modern
27(3)
Places to visit
30(2)
Further reading 32


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