Stone Designs for the Home

Stone Designs for the Home

by John Morris
     
 

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Featuring stunning color photography, Stone Artistry for the Home explores the work of one of the finest stonemasons practicing today, John T. Morris, who employs the traditional art form of hand-chiseled masonry. Journey through eight properties where Morris's exceptional work abounds while exploring his approach, thought processes, and philosophy behind the

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Featuring stunning color photography, Stone Artistry for the Home explores the work of one of the finest stonemasons practicing today, John T. Morris, who employs the traditional art form of hand-chiseled masonry. Journey through eight properties where Morris's exceptional work abounds while exploring his approach, thought processes, and philosophy behind the stunning art he creates in stone. Filled with a variety of native stones in exterior and interior projects, Stone Artistry for the Home Focuses on utilizing raw stone, masonry, and environmental elements.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

The work of stone mason Morris, founder of Stone Age 2000, has appeared in Architectural Digest and other design magazines. Here, he revisits seven commissions and discusses how he worked with the homeowners to create walls, fireplaces, bathrooms, and even complete interiors in stone. This book is generously illustrated with color photographs of Morris's work that show the use of a variety of stone and styles. Recommended for large interior design and landscaping collections.
—Gayle A. Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423601944
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

In the years since I discovered stone, I’ve felt close to heaven. My journey of mastering stone has also been a journey for the southwestern stone movement. My stonework is an example of stonework of the Southwest.
Thirty years ago, all of the fancy stonework that you see in Tesuque and Las Campanas wasn’t happening. The projects that I’ve completed with my team have led to this current level of appreciation and demand for quality stonework.

Stone comes in many colors, from red to white to golden. People want to build with the colors of the earth, and there they are in stone.

Meet the Author

John Morris's love of stone began more than thirty years ago when he witnessed a man building a stone wall. His fascination led him to Cuyamungue Stone Company, where he worked for twelve years learning the art of stonemasonry. He then went on to found his own company, New Mexico Stone, where he has worked ever since creating works of art in stone. He lives in Santa Fe.

Candace Walsh is an editor, writer, and poet based in Santa Fe. Her writing has been published by Travel & Leisure, Sunset, Food & Wine, Four Seasons Magazine, New York Magazine, Blender, Details, Mothering, and Santa Fe Trend. She writes on a variety of topics, from lifestyle, travel, food, and family, to art, nightlife, media, design, and style.
She also co-wrote the book American Atelier with David Naylor.

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