English Leadwork: Its Art and History by Lawrence Weaver

By Lawrence Weaver

Lawrence Weaver's layout reference paintings seemed in 1909, and is now to be had from Donhead during this re-printed facsimile variation. It describes and files many examples of ornamental leadwork, which being sturdy and engaging lends itself in its simplicity to a large number of types. while studying intimately the heritage and workmanship to be chanced on on fonts, statues, urns and vases, the ebook additionally contains extra modest buildings akin to pipes, pipeheads and rain-water cisterns. the writer additionally explores using lead in roofing, rather for spires, steeples and domes, and issues out that it really is the most effective of roofing fabrics, giving many fantastic examples of its use on Sir Christopher Wren's church buildings in London. With over four hundred illustrations, comprising black and white photos and drawings of the entire kinds of lead adorns and constructions, this quantity can be of worth to craftsmen engaged in leadwork, conservation execs and all architects and architectural historians with an curiosity during this field.

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