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Shopfront Design and Construction:: The Use of Iron

Shopfront Design and Construction:: The Use of Iron Ali Davey The application of iron to shopfront design became increasingly popular through the course of the nineteenth century. This fashion was strongly influenced by technological advancements that allowed the mass production of an enormous range and variety of affordable cast iron products. This article gives a brief introduction to the development of the iron industry in Scotland and explores in more detail how the use of iron affected shopfront design. 6.1 Illustration of casting examples from Walter MacFarlane & Company’s 6th Edition Catalogue, 1882. The advent of cast iron structural and decorative architectural components made the decoration of buildings more affordable; this catalogue extract illustrates the impact that decorative architectural cast ironwork could have on the façade of a commercial building. (Crown Copyright) 93 ) D e v e l o p m e n t o f t h e I r o n I n d u s t ry i n S c o t l a n d Iron has been used for millennia, but it was not until the nineteenth century that its application became globally widespread. Up until that time iron was expensive to produce and as a result was more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Shopfront Design and Construction:: The Use of Iron

Architectural Heritage , Volume 20 (1): 93 – Nov 1, 2009

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, 2009
Subject
Historical Studies
ISSN
1350-7524
eISSN
1755-1641
DOI
10.3366/E1350752409000211
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Ali Davey The application of iron to shopfront design became increasingly popular through the course of the nineteenth century. This fashion was strongly influenced by technological advancements that allowed the mass production of an enormous range and variety of affordable cast iron products. This article gives a brief introduction to the development of the iron industry in Scotland and explores in more detail how the use of iron affected shopfront design. 6.1 Illustration of casting examples from Walter MacFarlane & Company’s 6th Edition Catalogue, 1882. The advent of cast iron structural and decorative architectural components made the decoration of buildings more affordable; this catalogue extract illustrates the impact that decorative architectural cast ironwork could have on the façade of a commercial building. (Crown Copyright) 93 ) D e v e l o p m e n t o f t h e I r o n I n d u s t ry i n S c o t l a n d Iron has been used for millennia, but it was not until the nineteenth century that its application became globally widespread. Up until that time iron was expensive to produce and as a result was more

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2009

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