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Samuel Yellin: Metalworker

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Samuel Yellin was America's greatest artist-blacksmith.  He created a vast amount of decorative wrought iron from 1909 until 1940.  At one point he employed 268 iron craftsmen who worked in his Philadelphia studio forging a wrought iron legacy for America.  This book describes in 168 photographs and text the work of this creative iron master.

This is a photographic essay of the master artist-blacksmith Samuel Yellin representing the culmination of 19th-century wrought iron design. At the workshops in Philadelphia (1909-1940) Yellin created wrought iron for major clients throughout the US. The reader is treated to numerous views of the workshops with works in progress. A record of Yellin's works in the form of workshop job cards will help other researchers in locating existing samples of this master's work. We are indebted to Andrews, a blacksmith himself, for undertaking this project to help preserve Yellin's works for future generations.

144 pages, 8 x 10 (Paperback)

Item #: BK574