Pattern Book for the Artist Blacksmith by Max Metzger
Much sought after German classic translated into English in 2002.
(See Metzger's two other books offered by Artisan: Classical Techniques of Hand Forged Iron, and Basics of Style for Artist Blacksmiths. Also see the 2 book set: Descriptive Drawing for Metalwork & Workbook for Descriptive Drawing).
Reference works for Artist-Blacksmiths are rare; material on the production of patterns is virtually non-existent in recent publications. Thus it is most fortunate that this classic reference, Pattern Book for Artist-Blacksmiths, has been rediscovered and translated into English.
This outsized reference shows techniques that will be extremely useful for your work: how to prepare patterns (stencils) for calyx, rosettes, leaves, cartouche, and scrolls, in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo styles.
The Pattern Book for Artist-Blacksmiths is of great practical value. Metzger's scrupulous exactitude in his drawings details the beauty and variations in design. Each design is clearly explained in the brief text.