The Art & Craft of Stonework: Dry-Stacking, Mortaring, Paving, Carving, Gardenscaping

The Art & Craft of Stonework: Dry-Stacking, Mortaring, Paving, Carving, Gardenscaping

by David Reed
     
 

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More than 300 outstanding photos highlight the expressiveness of stonework from New Jersey to Nepal. “Well written and beautifully illustrated...wonderful. Shows readers a variety of techniques used to shape and place stones in their yards [and] ideas for creating paths and walls. Provides much information on actually building things.”—Library

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More than 300 outstanding photos highlight the expressiveness of stonework from New Jersey to Nepal. “Well written and beautifully illustrated...wonderful. Shows readers a variety of techniques used to shape and place stones in their yards [and] ideas for creating paths and walls. Provides much information on actually building things.”—Library Journal.

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Library Journal
Stone is one of the most beautiful and enduring building materials, and to exploit its qualities one must be aware of a number of specialized techniques. Both Pleasant's and Reed's offerings will allow readers to use stone as a creative material outdoors. These titles are in some ways very similar, showing readers a variety of techniques used to shape and place stones in their yards and providing ideas for creating paths and walls. They diverge in approach and depth Pleasant's title places a greater emphasis on gardening and landscaping details such as plant selection, while Reed's provides much more information on actually building things (and, as one might guess, building with stone is a lot of work). Both titles are well written and beautifully illustrated throughout. Larger collections will want both of these wonderful books, but if libraries are forced to choose only one, then Pleasant's gets the nod because of its wider appeal to both gardeners and builders. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579905200
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.54(d)

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