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Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals Hardcover – August 1, 1985
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About the Author
Oppi Untracht's interest in crafts began in the 1930s and developed with Fine Arts degrees from New York University and Columbia. Metalwork, enamelling and jewellery are his special interests, and he has both taught and exhibited internationally in these mediums. He has written numerous articles for Graphis, Craft Horizons, American Craft and Colliers Encyclopedia, and is the author of Jewelery Concepts and Technology, also published by Robert Hale.
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county library, and vowed I'd someday have my own copy.
Well, I have one now.
It says "Basic Manual" in the title, but let me assure you, this is
no dumbed down simplistic text. It goes into gloriously Old World
style detail of all of the 'basic' physical procedures and techniques
any aspiring metal artist could ever need or want.
The late author's love for his subject shines brightly through every
single page. Where in this world can you find that anymore?
There's even a chapter on iron and steel work, a subject not normally
covered in books intended for jewellers.
The one flaw it has...is that it's by now years out of print and
is edging into the Rare Book category; prices for the remaining
editions are going up into the "oh my gods, do I really wanna pay
that much for a book??" zone, and I count myself EXTREMELY LUCKY
to have acquired the one I have at the (comparatively) ridiculously
low price I paid.
It absolutely deserves to be reprinted for the up-and-coming