Selected Reading On Ornamental Metal

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Ornamental Metalwork
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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


  • Hughes, Lloyd, et. al. "The Expanding World of Ornamental Metalwork." Traditional Building, September/October 1993, Vol. 6/No. 5, pp. 9-31.
  • Kahn, Eve M. "Architectural Metalwork." Traditional Building, November/December 1989, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 5-16.
  • Lief, Judity Siegel. "Casting About for Custom Metal." Traditional Building, November/December 1991, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 6-13.
  • Mack, Rhoda. "Harmonic Proportion: A Classical Basis for Metalwork Design." Traditional Building, January/February 1994, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 9-21.
  • Ohlerking, Robert, and the OHJ technical staff. "Cast Iron." The Old-House Journal, February 1980, pp. 13, 19-22.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Architectural Cast and Wrought Iron Work." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1990, pp. 20-29.
  • ________. "Maintaining and Repairing Architectural Iron." The Old-House Journal, January/February 1990, pp. 22-27.
  • Technical Staff, TB. "Sheetmetal Embellishments", and "Sheetmetal Ornament Sourcelist." Traditional Building, March/April 1993, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 29-34.
  • Trelstad, Derek H. "[Restoration Case Study:] The U.S. Realty and Trinity Buildings." Building Renovation. September/October 1992, pp. 30-35.


  • Ashurst, John & Nicola. Practical Building Conservation. Vol. 4: Metals. New York: Halsted Press, 1988.
  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Gayle, Margot, David W. Look, and John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980, rev. 1992.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.

Other References

  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
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