FAVORITE RESOURCE BOOKS ON MY SHELVES  - locate a copy by typing their ISBN# on any internet search engine
THESE ARE ALL BOOKS THAT I USE ON A REGULAR BASIS FOR REFERENCE OR INSPIRATION,  USE THE LINKS FOR SUBJECT GROUPING.
IRONWORK

GARDEN & LANDSCAPE

ARCHITECTURE

TECHNOLOGY

DESK REFERENCES

ECONOMICS

DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY, PATTERN & MATHEMATICS

ORNAMENT

TEXTILES

BEST NEW READ

HISTORY

RETURN TO MAIN INDEX

ISBN 0-7643-0790-8

DECORATIVE AND SCULPTURAL IRONWORK – tools, techniques & inspiration
by Dona Z. Meilach
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA,  2nd ed., 1999
ISBN 0–7643–0790–8 (pbk)
ISBN 0-8109-4003-5
ORNAMENTAL-IRON.COM ®, Copyright © 1999-2006, Eileen Ruth Webb,  All Rights Reserved
ORNAMENTAL-IRON.COM ®,   MOSAICRETE ™,  
MI-T FIT ™ Interlocking frame system,  ”Hand Made Art from the Modern Machine“ ®
Copyright © 1999-2006, Eileen Ruth Webb, All Rights Reserved

EDGAR BRANDT – master of art
deco ironwork

by Joan Kahr
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1999
ISBN 0–8109–4003–5 (hardcover)

PRESSWORKING OF METALS
by C.W. Hinman
McGraw–Hill Book Company,
London & NY, 1941

ALCOA STRUCTURAL HANDBOOK
by Aluminum Company of America
Pittsburgh, PA, 1950

THE COLOURING, BRONZING & PATINATION OF METALS
by Richard Hughes & Michael Rowe
W
hitney Library of Design, Watson–Guptill Publications, Billboard Publications, NY, NY 1991
ISBN 0–8230–0762–6

DECORATIVE ANTIQUE IRONWORK – a pictoral treasury
by Henry René D’Allemagne
Dover Publications, Inc.,
NY, NY, 1968
ISBN 0–486–22082–6

ISBN 0-486-22082-6 A. DURENNE ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK – over 670 illustrations
by Eugene–Antoine Durenne, Selected & Arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, 1998
ISBN 0–486–29811–6 (pbk)
ISBN 0-486-29811-6
ENGLISH IRONWORK OF THE XVII & XVIII CENTURIES – an historical & analytical account of the development of exterior smithcraft
by John Starkie Gardner
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, 2000
ISBN 0–486–41243–1 (pbk)
ISBN 0-486-41243-1
TREASURY OF IRONWORK DESIGNS469 examples from historical sources
Selected & Arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, 1992
ISBN 0–486–27126–9 (pbk)

ISBN 1-870673-16-6

GARDEN DESIGN & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

ARTS & CRAFTS GARDENS
gardens for small country houses
by Gertrude Jekyll & Lawrence Weaver
Garden Art Press, a div. of Antique Collector’s Club, Ltd.,  Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 1999
ISBN 1
870673166
THE HISTORY OF GARDEN DESIGN – the western tradition from the renaissance to the present day
Edited by Monique Mosser & Georges Teyssot
Thames & Hudson, Inc., New York, 2000
ISBN 0–500–28206–4 (pbk)

ANTIQUES FROM THE GARDEN
by Alistair Morris
Garden Art Press, a div. of Antique Collector’s Club, Ltd.,  Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 1998
ISBN 1–870673–33–6

ARCHITECTURE

THE FOUR BOOKS OF ARCHITECTURE
by Andrea Palladio, introduction by Adolf K. Placzek
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY 1965
ISBN 0–486–21308–0

ISBN 0-486-21308-0
ARCHITECTURE - form, space, & order, 2nd Ed.
by Francis D.K. Ching
a VNR Book, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY, 1996
ISBN 0–471–28616–8

BALI MODERN – the art of tropical living
by Gianni Francione & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Periplus Editions, Hong Kong, Ltd., 2002
ISBN 962–593–466–9

ENCYLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, 2nd Ed.
by Robert Packard & Balthazar Korab
McGraw–Hill, Inc., NY, 1995
ISBN 0–07–048010–9

DENKMÄLER DER KUNST – two volumes
by Dr. Wilhelm Lübke & Joseph Caspar
Verlag von Ebner & Seubert, Stuttgart (before 1880)

ANTONIO GAUDImaster architect
by Juan Bassegoda Nonell
Abbeville Press Publishers, New York & London, 2000
ISBN 0–7892–0220–4

NEW ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE – the breaking wave
by David Pearson
University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles., Gaia Books Ltd., London 2001
ISBN 0–520–23288–7

RED TILE STYLE - america’s spanish revival architecture
by Arrol Gelner & Douglas Keister
Viking Studio, Penguin Group, Penguin Putnam Inc., NY, NY 2002
ISBN 0–670–03050–3

SPLENDORS OF ISLAM - architecture, decoration, & design
by Dominique Clevénot &  Gérard dé George
The Vendome Press, NY, 2000
ISBN 0–86565–214–7

ISBN 0-86565-214-7

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ISBN 0-385-48498-4

VISIONS – how well science will revolutionize the 21st century
by Michio Kaku
Anchor Book, Doubleday, NY 1997
ISBN 0–385–48498–4
CONVENIENT DESK REFERENCES

INTERIOR GRAPHIC AND DESIGN STANDARDS
by S.C. Reznikoff
Whitney Library of Design, Watson–Guptill Publications, Billboard Publications, NY, NY 1986
ISBN 0–8230–7298–3

THE MACMILLAN VISUAL DESK REFERENCE
by the Diagram Group
Diagram Visual Information Limited,  Macmillan Publishing Company,  NY 1993
ISBN 0–02–531310–X

ISBN 0-393-05124-2 ECONOMICS

GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
W.W. Norton & Company,  NY & London 2002
ISBN 0–393–05124–-2

DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY,  MATHEMATICS & PATTERN FOR ARTISTS
PATTERN DESIGN 
– an introduction to the study of formal ornament
by Archibald H. Christie
Dover Publications, Inc., NY, NY 1969
ISBN 486
–22221–7

MODULAR ORIGAMI POLYHEDRA – revised & enlarged ed.
by Lewis Simon, Bennett Arnstein, & Rona Gurkewitz
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1999
ISBN 0–486–40476–5 (pbk)

ISBN 0-486-42317-4
MULTIMODULAR ORIGAMI POLYHEDRA – archimedians,
buckyballs, & duality

by Rona Gurkewitz & Bennett Arnstein
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  2003
ISBN 0–486–42317–4 (pbk)

3-D GEOMETRIC POLYHEDRA  – modular polyhedra
by Rona Gurkewitz & Bennett Arnstein
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1995
ISBN 0–486–28863–3 (pbk)

ARABIC GEOMETRICAL PATTERN & DESIGN
by Jules Bourgoin
Dover Publications, Inc., NY, NY 1973
ISBN 0–486–22924–6

ISBN 0-87773-193-4 THE POWER OF LIMITS  – proportional harmonics in nature, art, and architecture
by György Doczi
Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, MA 1981
ISBN 0–87773–193–4 (pbk)

ISLAMIC PATTERNS  – an analytical & cosmological approach
by Keith Critchlow
Inner Traditions, Rochester, VT
ISBN 0–89281–803–4

ISBN 0-89281-803-4
ORNAMENT

ISBN 0-486-21998-4

HISTORICAL ORNAMENT
a pictoral archive

by C.B. Griesbach
Dover Publications, Inc.,
Mineola, NY  1975
ISBN 0–486–23215–8 (pbk)
ISBN 0-486-23215-8

HANDBOOK OF RENAISSANCE ORNAMENT 
by Albert Fidelis Butsch,
intro & captions by Alfred Werner
Dover Publications, Inc., NY, NY 1969
(I)SBN 0–486–21998–4

ORNAMENTS  –for woodwork – furniture
Cast Ornament in Plaster & Wood Fibre Carvings
Illustrated Catalogue #124
Decorators Supply Company, So. Morgan Street,
Chicago, Illinois
estimated 1930’s inhouse marketing publication

A HANDBOOK OF ORNAMENT  – an introduction to
the study of formal ornament

by Franz Sales Meyer, edited with Forward by Tony Birks
Gerald Duckworth & Company, London 1974
ISBN 0–7156–0713–8

MEDIEVAL ORNAMENT  950 illustrations
by Karl Alexander von Heidelhoff
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1995
ISBN 0–486–28578–2 (pbk)

CHINESE LATTICE DESIGNS
by Daniel Sheets Dye
Dover Publications, Inc., NY, NY 1974
ISBN 0–486–23096–1

ISBN 0-486-25787-8 RACINET’S HISTORIC ORNAMENT – in full color – all 100 plates from “l’ornement polychrome” series 1
by August Racinet
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1988
ISBN 0–486–25787–8 (pbk)
CONCISE MARKS & MONOGRAMS – on pottery & porcelain
by William Chaffers
Wordsworth Editions Ltd. Hertfordshire, UK 1994
ISBN 1–85326–324–9

HERALDIC CRESTS  – a pictoral archive
by James Fairbairn
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1993
ISBN 0–486–27713–5 (pbk)

MALIBU TILE
by David Greenberg, Guest Curator
Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles 1980

TEXTILES
ISBN 0-486-27074-2

HISTORIC TEXTILE PATTERNS – in full color
by Friedrich Fischbach
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1992
ISBN 0–486
–27074–2 (pbk)

BALINESE TEXTILES
by Brigitta Hauser–Schäublin, Marie–Louise Nabholz–Kartaschoff, & Urs Ramseyer
British Museum Press, Periplus Editions. Inc., London  1991
ISBN 0–7141–2505–9

TRADITIONAL SARASATIC textile design IV
by
Kamon Yashimoto
Page One Publishing Pte., Ltd., Singapore 1994
ISBN 981–00–5343–6 (pbk)

HISTORIC COSTUME IN PICTURES
by
Braun & Schneider
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1975
ISBN 0–486–23150–X (pbk)

WATERPROOFING TEXTILE FABRICS
by Herbert Pearson, M.Sc.
Chemical Catalogue Company & J.J. Little & Ives, NY, NY 1924

ISBN 0-8348-0372-0

FABRIC OF ENCHANTMENT – batik from the north coast of java
by Rens Heringa & Harmen C. Veldhuisen
Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Weatherhill, Inc., NY 1996
ISBN 0
834803720

DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO COLOR
by James Stockton
Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1983
ISBN 0–87701–317–9  (pbk)

DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO COLOR 3
by Jeanne Allen
Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1986
ISBN 0–87701–408–6  (pbk)

DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO COLOR 4
by Ikuyoshi Shibukawa & Yumi Takahashi
Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1990
ISBN 0–87701–681–X  (pbk)

DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO COLOR 5
by Ikuyoshi Shibukawa & Yumi Takahashi
Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1991
ISBN 0–87701–8781–2  (pbk)

THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM’S TEXTILE COLLECTION
british textiles from 1850 to 1900
by Linda Parry
Canopy Books, Abbeville Publishing Group, NY, NY 1993
ISBN 1–55859–653–4

THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM’S TEXTILE COLLECTION
woven textile design in britain to 1750
by Natalie Rothstein
Canopy Books, Abbeville Publishing Group, NY, NY 1994
ISBN 1–55859–849–9

SILK DESIGNS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
from the victoria and albert museum
introduction by Clare Brow
Thames & Hudson, London & NY 1996
ISBN 0–500–27880–6

FABULOUS FABRIC OF THE 50s
and other terrific textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s
by Gideon Bosker, Michelle Mancini, and John Gramstad
Chronicle Books, San Francisco1992
ISBN 0–87701–811–1

ABORIGINAL AMERICAN INDIAN BASKETRY
by Otis Tufton Mason
Peregrine Smith Inc., Santa Barbara & Salt Lake City 1976
ISBN 0–87905–034–9

HISTORY OF LACE
by Mrs. Bury Palliser, edited by M. Jourdain & Alice Dryden
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY  1984
ISBN 0–486–24742–2 (pbk)

2000 YEARS OF SILK WEAVING
by Exhibition Catalogue
LA County Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, & the Detroit Institute of Arts
E. Weyhe, New York, 1944

BEST NEW READ

IMPERIAL HUBRIS – why the west is
loosing the war on terror

by Anonymous
Brassey’s, Inc., Dulles, VA 2004
ISBN 1
574888498
HISTORY

ADVENTURES IN THE UNKNOWN INTERIOR OF AMERICA
by Cabeza de Vaca, translated by Cyclone Covey
University of New Mexico Press,  (1542) 1993
ISBN 0–8263–0656–X

THE OTTOMAN CENTURIES  – the rise & fall of the turkish empire
by Lord John Patrick Douglas Balfour Kinross
Morrow Quill Paperbacks, New York 1977
ISBN 0–688–08093–6 (pbk)

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