The 3 large size volumes in this set have a total of over 1000 pages and more than 2000 photos, all specially taken with the smith and fabricator in mind!
Gates and Railings Two Volume SET
To our knowledge these are the only publications available dedicated to showing a wide range of contemporary gates, railings and fences which is not the catalog of a specific company or dedicated to industrially produced ironwork.
These useful and fascinating volumes were specifically produced by Antonello Rizzo as sourcebooks for blacksmiths who produce gates and railings. While the text in these two volumes is in Italian, the main interest and purpose of the books is to give a photographic, rather than descriptive, panorama of contemporary iron gate and railing production in Italy.
This first volume of the 2 volumes is a unique publication for its usefulness and ample coverage of this specific kind of work. It is an excellent sourcebook for smiths who are looking for ideas on producing attractive, but not highly detailed or involved gates and railings, of a more more modern look and design. The gates and railings in this first volume can be made by any experienced smith.
The second volume of this unique set showcases gates, railings and fences of a more artistic and sometimes more classical style than those shown in the first volume. However, all work shown was fabricated in the last 15 years. So while the influence may be classical in some cases, the actual work is contemporary.
The work in making these gates, fences and railings is definitely more involved than for those in the first volume.
It is a great sourcebook for anyone involved in the design and fabrication of artistic gates, fences and railings.
As in the first volume, all the work illustrated is Italian. The text is also Italian, but the importance of the book is not what is written but what is shown.
Together, these 2 hardcover volumes consist of 608 large format pages and contain over 1300 photos!
Gates and More by the Masters (Ferri Maestri)
This massive 400 page book is non-other than the third volume of ‘Gates and Railings’. Those beautiful first 2 books showcase the work of Italian smiths made in the 1990s.
This volume shows gates, railings and other work for homes and buildings which were produced from 2000 through 2007. Like the two first volumes, this book was put together by a smith for other professional smiths who produce gates, railings, and other metalwork for homes and buildings.
You will definitely get many design ideas from the excellent, high quality photos in this book. The photo captions are in Italian but the text is of minor importance, if any at all. This book is worth every bit its price.
400 large format pages with 800 color photos.