Adam, Foreword by H. Russell Zimmerman
of 5,000 designs from Thomas Wilsons drawing notebooks harvests
the creative output of four decades of ironwork design. Wilsonironwork
designer, master blacksmith, artist, sculptor, illustrator, author,
and restoreris at the forefront of design in metal. The designs
here demonstrate the core role that drafting and drawing play in
artistic work. Rendered on everything from notebook pages to paper
napkins, they range from traditional to wildly creative. This volume
incorporates the best of all that Wilsons eyes and mind have
absorbed, and offers inspirational creative reference for anyone
interested in design. Some of the drawings are spontaneous, simple
idea sketches; others are fully evolved renderings of works of art.
From chairs to hinges, chandeliers to fences, benches to belt buckles,
the images will inspire design professionals, architects, interior
designers, art students, blacksmiths, ironwork enthusiasts, jewelers,
and artists of all kinds.