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.
However, this may be exactly what you are looking for. 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.
(Note: the scalloping work on the gate in the first picture was done with Italian D’Andrea punches which are now available through Artisan. You’ll need to click on the picture to see it in more detail).