Joan Kahr, the leading authority on Brandt, draws on extensive interviews with Brandt's family and former colleagues as well as period accounts culled from the art and design press of the day. She explores Brandt's multifaceted career as a talented artist, pioneering ironsmith, influential designer, and successful entrepreneur, detailing how he fused traditional hand forging with industrial methods and new technology - such as oxy-acetylene welding, power hammering, and die stamping - to make the incomparable objects in his repertoire.
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