Beds and Bedroom Accessories
Il Letto e Dintorni
Works by the Italian Masters of Wrought Iron
229 Pages, 340 images, 9-1/2 x 13 inches
Includes English language translations throughout.
Review by Jock Dempsey
Wrought Iron beds are a wonderful outlet for the artist blacksmith.
Unlike architectural work they do not have to fit an existing structure nor do they need to be installed or meet building codes.
We (and the public) also do not have so many preconcieved ideas about what color a wrought iron bed should be.
Architectural work is typicaly boring black because that is what is expected or is "tradition".
A wrought iron bed however can be gilded or any color in the rainbow.
The finish is often as much part of the work of art as is the metalwork.
"Entirely hand-forged wrought-iron bed, without the use of a power hammer. Assembled with bands and rivets. Colored with antique-look varnish. Material used: round iron diameter 16mm, square iron 30 x 30."
The works presented include classic master works such as the Peacock Beds above to clean simple designs as well a works of modern art.
Almost every page has one or more beautifuly reproduced photo of beds in place as well as exquisite close up details of the work. Like the previous review of Giuseppe Ciscato's The Italian Masters of Wrought Iron it was very difficult to select the images for this review. All the work is beautiful and it is impossible to descide what is best.
Price: $69.95 US
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