Hughes and Rowe
This extraordinary book, the product of Camberwell College of Arts in Britain, brings together hundreds of recipes and treatments previously scattered in old books and papers. Classified by color and surface finish, metal artists now have access to tested and evaluated recipes for a wide range of colored finishes. Photographs and lucid explanations document the results. Problems with techniques are openly discussed.
If you are a committed bronze artist or crafts person and you want to get good patinas you need this book! It boasts over 1000 distinct patina formulas and an incredible bibliography.
*Note the recipes in this book are only for copper, brass, bronze, and silver.