The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals

A Manual for Fine Metalworkers, Sculptors and Designers



ISBN: 9780500015018 Category:

Richard Hughes, Michael Rowe


The techniques of metal colouring, bronzing and patination are assuming a new importance in contemporary fine metalwork and design. Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe have assembled and tested the recipes included in this book, which is the most comprehensive work on the subject currently available, an essential reference and sourcebook for practitioners and all those involvoved in sculpture, architecture, designs and the decorative arts. It brings together hundreds of recipes and treatments previously scattered in a variety of old books and technical papers, and provides the artist-craftsman with a very wide range of coloured finishes.

Additional information

Weight 1677 g
Dimensions 21.5 x 29.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 1991
Number of pages 372
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.5 x 29.4 cm
Weight 1677 g


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Richard Hughes was Dean of Art History and Conservation at the Camberwell College of the Arts.

Michael Rowe is an artist and designer who lectures in Metalwork at the Royal College of Art in London.