THE EDIE IRONS' LIBRARY AND COLLECTION OF RESOURCES

Fine Art murals are allegories, most often depicting versions of ancient legends and myths. It is required for an artist bringing these stories to life, to have a background in the Fine Arts and Humanities, extensive knowledge of Classical Mythology, and a comprehensive library available for research.

Approximately 300 books, and thousands of drawings and photos have been collected for the past 25 years. These represent art from all world cultures, outlined as follows:

Antiquity
This period includes Egyptian Greek and Roman ornament, mosaics, architecture and fresco painting.

The Middle Ages
This period includes classical Germanic art, Byzantine, Romanesque categories and Medieval calligraphy, ornament, tapestries, architecture and frescoes.

The Renaissance (Commonly referred to as "Old World" and "Period Art")
The collection focuses on the European Renaissance, and includes the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The materials collected for the Renaissance are inclusive of all the sub-styles, such as Neo classical, Baroque, Rococo, etc. Italian, French, English, German and Spanish, as well as other countries, are represented.

Impressionism, modern and contemporary works are also represented in the collection.

All subjects pertaining to the specific periods are also represented, for example the following:

Residential and commercial period decor, theaters and houses of Performing Arts, Interior and Exterior design

Fountains
Gardens
Tapestry
Rugs
Furniture
Fabrics
Heraldry
Blazonry
Costuming
Greek & Roman Mythology
Eastern Mythology
15th - 18th Century Maps
Astrology
Religious Subject Matter

The Heinsbergen Collection
In 1991, The Edie Irons' Studio purchased the Heinsbergen Collection from a rare books store in Los Angeles.

The Heinsbergen Decorating Firm operated for two generations, and maintained a staff of selected artists and craftsmen for the execution of highest quality Decorative and Mural Painting.

Production requiring particular artistic and technical skill was constantly executed in this establishment for notable public and private buildings.

Some of Heinsbergen's contracts were country clubs, state capitol buildings and libraries, hotels, banks, theaters and churches, in addition to significant residential estates in Beverly Hills.

Included among other valuable resource materials to a muralist, are very old European drawings used for fresco templates during the High Renaissance.