This is the 1999 edition (the first in this series) of Peter Elgass’s excellent, useful, and praiseworthy annual project of photographically documenting the work of several different master blacksmiths from around the world. Each annual has a brief biography of the smiths and a large number of beautiful photographs of their work. Each annual, in fact, contains hundreds of high-quality photos.
The 1999 edition showcases the work of the following master smiths: Udo Vogel (Germany), Bengt Gustafsson (Sweden), Heribert Nusser (Germany), Christoph Friedrich (Switzerland), Matthias Peters (Germany), Takayoshi Komine (Japan), Karel Meloun (Czech Republic), Walfrid Huber (Austria)
The International Metal Design Annuals from 1999 through the current year are available from Artisan either individually or as a specially priced set.