This beautiful big coffee table book features 123 skilled modern makers of bits and spurs. It also includes descriptions and images of motifs and techniques used in building and embellishing these pieces over many centuries. There are 900 stunning color photographs of the beautifully crafted silver bits and spurs made by modern day craftsmen and women throughout the country and Canada.
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This is the fifth book by acknowledged bit and spur experts, Jody and Ned Martin. Their previous volumes were Bit and Spur Makers in the Vaquero Tradition (out of print) with its small paperback Pocket Guide also,followed by Bit and Spur Makers in the Texas Tradition, also followed by a Texas Pocket Guide.Review:
Anyone interested in the cowboy crafts will crave this book. -- Cowboys & Indians, December 2003
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Descrizione libro 2003. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Condizione libro: New. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This book completes the story of bit and spur makers in the United States. Previous volumes have covered mostly deceased artisans who made these pieces in the Far West (Bit and Spin - Makers in the Vaquero Tradition) and the makers in the Texas area (Bit and Spur Makers in the Texas Tradition). Since the fine antique bits and spurs of a century ago are scarce and difficult to find as well as very expensive, there is a growing interest in pieces made by modern makers. 123 contemporary makers are featured in this book, with over 900 stunning color photographs of their work. Modern makers have made many innovations in both techniques and motifs in their craft. They are not simply copying the old styles. They are also creating new designs appropriate for the 21st century. There is an extensive chapter on design motifs utilized over the centuries with myriad images of the wide variety of animals, birds, insects, flowers, geometric designs, human figures and cowboy motifs used to decorate bits and spurs. Symbols such as the naja, the swastika and the figa en mano are pictured and discussed. This would be an interesting chapter for someone looking for a design to embellish their spurs. Another chapter describes techniques used in working metal over the last three thousand years; many of those have only recently been utilized in the crafting of bits and spurs. Included are explanations of casting, forging, gilding, enameling, chasing and engraving as well as descriptions of Damascus steel, flowed silver inlays, repousse and filigree techniques and several others. Collectors, craftsmen and anyone who appreciates this unique American art form will find this book full of fascinating and informative material. Codice libro della libreria HHP-2003-0965994740-X12
Descrizione libro Hawk Hill Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0965994740
Descrizione libro Hawk Hill Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0965994740
Descrizione libro Hawk Hill Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110965994740
Descrizione libro Hawk Hill Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 300 pages. 11.40x10.40x1.20 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0965994740