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The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals
The techniques of metal colouring, bronzing and patination are assuming a new importance in contemporary fine metalwork and design. Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe have assembled and tested the recipes included in this book, which is the most comprehensive work on the subject currently available, an essential reference and sourcebook for practitioners and all those involve ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by Watson-Guptill
(first published April 1st 1982)
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8 years after blowing a large-sum Borders birthday gift card in one sitting on this volume, I have yet to actually experiment with any of the recipies or treatments detailed in this beautiful and suggestive book. However, I have interestedly read the introductory archaeological and art-historical essay on metal coloration several times, and pull the book off the shelf with some frequency to pour over the recipies and color plates every so often, daydreaming of the time when I have a workspace an ...more