I just ordered this book and have not really completed reading it. It has some beautiful
photos of very high quality work. Most of the work is Eurpean and the book is printed
on glossy paper. Some of the work is cast iron, but the forms are still beautiful.
It would not be my first choice in value, but it's still a quality book. Many will
enjoy this book. I would buy the first bookmentioned on this list above if you want
a really comprehensive work in ironwork.The one advantage this book has is
that it's printed on glossy paper and the photographs are better.
The is another good book for ideas. Some of the ideas are a little
intimidating. Even if you never build anything in this book,
you'll enjoy the top quality ironwork.