The Theory & Practice of Goldsmithing
(Theorie und Praxis des Goldschmieds)
by Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl
translated by Charles Lewton-Brain
edited by Tim McCreight
This massive text has long been the standard reference for European jewelers and is now available for the first time to English-speaking craftspeople. It is a comprehensive collection of information about materials, tools and techniques of metalsmithing with unique emphasis on the science and calculations behind familiar studio practice.