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 records many examples of ornamental leadwork, which being sturdy and tasty lends itself in its simplicity to a large number of varieties. while reading intimately the heritage and workmanship to be stumbled on on fonts, statues, urns and vases, the e-book additionally comprises extra modest buildings comparable to pipes, pipeheads and rain-water cisterns. the writer additionally explores using lead in roofing, quite for spires, steeples and domes, and issues out that it really is probably 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 types of lead adorns and buildings, this quantity may be of price to craftsmen engaged in leadwork, conservation execs and all architects and architectural historians with an curiosity during this field.
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English Leadwork: Its Art and History by Lawrence Weaver