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Wire (Everyday Things)

Wire objects have worked their way into virtually every human activity. Since the eighteenth century, such occupations as housekeeping, cooking, gardening, fishing, and hunting were unthinkable without them. Shopkeepers fashioned wire into display racks, and children played with wire toys. Many pieces, such as fruit bowls, platters, and baskets of all kinds served both practical and decorative functions. With its vintage photographs, pages from early catalogs, old advertisements, and more than 300 evocative full-color photographs, Wire reveals why there is such a strong revival of interest in these pieces and demonstrates how they can be integrated into our homes today.

Series: Everyday Things

Hardcover: 148 pages

Publisher: Abbeville Press; 1st. ed edition (October 1, 1994)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1558597921

ISBN-13: 978-1558597921

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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This is not a how to book its more an encyclopaedia. It a nice book to just browse and just look at historical wire made products. There is general history and various explanations relating to each section which is interesting but I just enjoy looking at the pictures. Its a nicely published book with good paper and images. Highly recommended for getting inspiration from historical objects

Lots of photos of wire objects useful and decorative. A few pages devoted to the techniques for making would have been nice but I found those elsewhere.

Wonderful book in a series by these authors...I have quite a few of them and they are very detailed...great price also!

As an artist and metal worker, I've found this book comprehensive. Great illustrations and historical documents.

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