0970766491

Moving Metal: The Art of Chasing and Repousse' by Adolph Steines

Hardcover, 131 pages, 107 photos, 111 drawings
Moving Metal: The Art of Chasing and Repousse' by Adolph Steines
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This book is a long overdue treat for jewelers, blacksmiths, bladesmiths, sculptors, and all artists of metalwork. It has information on chasing and repousse' in greater depth and detail than any other volume today available in the English language.

Painstakingly translated from German this text is a valuable resource for both the professional and the hobbyist. Adolf Steines is clearly a master metalworker who enthusiastically demonstrates his creativity, knowledge, skill, and experience.

The book thoroughly addresses the workroom, tools, materials, working surfaces (including carpeting and pitches), transfer of designs, sinking, raising, stamping, chasing, repousse' engraving, soldering, etching, as well as the coloring and protection of metal surfaces. Numerous examples of the author's works are illustrated including large scale doors, fountains, memorials, wall sculptures and portraits, as well as many delicate jewelry pieces.

A number of tricks and special techniques are described, such as using air powered hammers for forming and chasing. Profusely illustrated with very clear drawings and quality photographs of objects and procedures, this book is essential for the library of every serious artist working with metal.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Translator's Note
History of Repousse' What is Repousse' Materials
Gold
Silver
Copper
Brass
Other Copper Alloys
Aluminum
Tin
Zinc
Steel and Stainless
Sheet Metal
The Workshop
Tools
Hammers, Punches, and Anvil
Support Materials - Carpet, Pitch, Lead, Plasticine
Design and Execution
Design Transfer
Working Techniques
Sinking
Raising
Punch Work
Chasing
Pitch mounting
Snarling
Engraving
Pressing into Foil
Soldering
Hard Solder
Soft Solder
Annealing
Copper Brass Steel Aluminum
Etching
Steel Copper Brass Aluminum,
Pewter, Zinc

EXAMPLES:
Surface Texture
Vessels
Candleholder
Candleholder
Flamingo
Napkin Rings
Coasters
Ceiling Light Fixture
Bracelets
Lettering
Plaque
Head of Christ
Wall Decoration
Reliefs for Doors
Forming with Air Tools
Relief for a Youth Hostel
Memorials
A Village Fountain
Flamingos as Fountain Decoration
Formed Portraits
Surface Treatment
Applying Chemical Coloring (Patina)
to Copper and Brass
Green Patina
Brown Patina
Black Patina on Brass
Black Patina on Aluminum
Copper Plating of Steel
Disposal of Waste
Tinning
Gilding
Polishing
Waxing and Varnishing
Enameling
Restoration using Antique Styles
Architectural Art

Publisher:
Blue Moon
Year Published:
2001
Format:
Hardcover, 131 pages, 107 photos, 111 drawings
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0970766491