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Books of interest for Metal Artists, Wire in Design
« on: December 19, 2009, 08:39:08 AM »
Wire in Design
modern wire art & mixed media
Barbara A McGuire
Krause Publications
copyright 2001
trade paper back
ISBN 0-87349-218-8

If you are looking for ideas or a slightly different direction for some shelf, table or stall filler that can be made at a quicker rate than some of the other projects that are carried on the art fair circuit. Something that helps pay the daily operating nut.
Then by expanding into some smaller mixed media and wire work, may be the answer you are looking for.

  • It starts out with Wire past and present
  • The nature of wire as a medium and design element
  • The many faces and personalities of wire
  • Putting it all together

There numerous chapters, on what other artists are using wire for  from Alex Calder, to something called moonbabies, made by moms and sold to raise money for a charity. Or the bubble wands, of fair and frolic.

From discussions of which wire works, tools and their uses, and basic instructions.

Tool the artist and their websites, and supply sources.

Lots of colored photos that are well done, so all the detail are easily seen. From wall hangings to large scale works, to jewelry and back to the wire version of the old blacksmith puzzles. A delightful idea provoking book.

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