Spanish Wrought Iron

Suggestions On Buying Wrought Iron Fencing

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The addition of a wrought iron fence can sincerely make an idea to all folks driving near your residence. What type of statement does a wrought iron fencing create? Permanence, elegance, history and safety. photo credit: amiefedora There’s so countless selections out at hand when it comes to fencing these days. For various persons it’s […]

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Malibu and Catalina Potteries Tile Door Surround

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We just bought, and will soon move into, a home which I *think* is hacienda style, even though it is located in Italy! I was looking for advice on how to snazzy-up the entrance wither with paint, or tile or mosaic.. or…? The front door definitely needs some definition and distinction. My instinct is to […]

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Iron Balconies and Southwestern Iron Work

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The Spanish are known for their elaborate architecture, including lots of natural light and religious inspired iron work. You can add these magical touches to your own home by incorporating today’s Southwestern iron work into the existing design. photo credit: jillclardy Southwestern iron work, which has been passed down by generations of Hispanic artisans throughout […]

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Spanish Ironworks Moorish Influence

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Spanish ironwork produced in Castile and Andalucia developed in an entirely different way due to the influence of the Moorish artists in the area. Besides being influenced by their designs, the Spanish blacksmiths were also influenced by their work in other metals. The Arab influences, it seemed, played the most important role in the design […]

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Spanish Ironworks Romanesque Style

Spanish Ironworks Romanesque Style

As much of the early history of Spanish ironworks as possible was explained in the previous article. The next major influence on Spanish ironworks was France. Until this point, there was no particular architectural style to Spanish decorative ironwork. Rejeria, which is the process or art of making iron screens or grilles, was heavily influenced […]

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Spanish Ironworks Early History To Romanesque Rejas

Spanish Ironworks History

Historically, Spain was one of the countries in Europe that produced metal works out of copper, silver, and possibly bronze. This was all before iron was discovered, but no one knows exactly when iron was first used in Spain. There are some hints about its history, but nothing is positive. Experts do know that Greek […]

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Spanish Wrought Iron In Cathedrals of Barcelona

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A bit of a historical lesson on Spanish Wrought Iron in Cathedrals of Barcelona  In the thirteenth century King Fernando III (El anto) introduced French Gothic by ordering the magnificent cathedrals of Burgos, Toledo, and Leon to be built. Catalonia, though remote from these centers, was not slow to adopt the new style and developed […]

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