Good Fences: A Pictorial History of New England's Stone Walls

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For this stunning new volume, photographer William Hubbell has turned his lens toward New England's ubiquitous stone walls. Beginning with the basic geology of the region and why New England has so many darned rocks, he presents a chronological overview of the varying styles and methods of wall building, and includes conversations with six contemporary wall builders. The result is a surprising and refreshing look at stone walls and at the history of New England.

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Overview

For this stunning new volume, photographer William Hubbell has turned his lens toward New England's ubiquitous stone walls. Beginning with the basic geology of the region and why New England has so many darned rocks, he presents a chronological overview of the varying styles and methods of wall building, and includes conversations with six contemporary wall builders. The result is a surprising and refreshing look at stone walls and at the history of New England.

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"Something there is that doesn't love a wall." Robert Frost tried to give New England stone walls a bad name, but even he grudgingly concluded that "Good fences make good neighbors." Photographer William Hubbell has constructed this New England pictorial like a sturdy stone wall, supporting its tactile images with a firm grounding in local geology and building styles, while transcripts of conversations with six contemporary wall builders add a touch of realistic ballast to the mix. A quality production.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892726769
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2006
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 782,397
  • Product dimensions: 9.93 (w) x 12.44 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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