Architectural Wrought-Iron, Ancient and Modern: A Compilation of Examples From Various Sources, of German, Swiss, Italian, French, English and Amt Ican Iron, Work From Medieval Times Down to the Present Day (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Architectural Wrought-Iron, Ancient and Modern: A Compilation of Examples From Various Sources, of German, Swiss, Italian, French, English and Amt Ican Iron, Work From Medieval Times Down to the Present Day

IT is only within a comparatively few years that much attention has been given by American architects to the detail of wrought-iron design. The causes of this are, I think, the Same that have retarded the progress of architecture and the allied arts generally - want of direct tradition, and the carelessness natural to a new and money-making nation, about anything except that which has a practical bearing on immediate material gain.

That a great change has taken place in this respect, and is exerting a stronger in?uence every day on the quality of architectural design generally, must be evident to anyone who is sufficiently interested in such matters to look around him. What has caused this change beyond the sudden acquisition of wealth, and consequent improvement in the public taste, it is not possible to discuss here, but that bad design Should henceforth be more a matter of stupidity than of custom, is certainly to be desired and this is, I hope, an excuse for even such modest attempts as the present compilation.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - William Winthrop Kent

Hardback

Published Date - August 30 2019

ISBN - 9780331554816

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm

Page Count - 109

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