Anybody into working copper?

My wife's aunt just contacted me about a project that I'm all about tackling: gas burning copper lamps. It's got a little roof, glass windows(and a door), some will hang and some will be on posts. I've done very little work with copper, but I'm all about expanding my horizons and I think this could be fun. There's a book called "Metal Techniques for Craftsmen" by Oppi Untracht that looks like it's the place to start, but I know there are some experienced guys on here that might be able to lend some insight!

Thanks in advance,