Stone Style

Stone Style

by Michael Reis, Jennifer Adams
     
 

Explore one of the oldest decorating materials known to man-stone! Whether you are looking for a rustic-mountain style or searching for an elegant streamlined look, Stone Houses has the answer. Authors Michael Reis and Jennifer Adams delve into a variety of stone styles, including Tuscan, Old World, and Southwestern. Stone Houses examines the depth and range of

Overview

Explore one of the oldest decorating materials known to man-stone! Whether you are looking for a rustic-mountain style or searching for an elegant streamlined look, Stone Houses has the answer. Authors Michael Reis and Jennifer Adams delve into a variety of stone styles, including Tuscan, Old World, and Southwestern. Stone Houses examines the depth and range of stone materials-limestone, marble, granite, slate, and fieldstone-in both indoor and outdoor applications. The authors include professional advice on choosing the right type of stone for the project, installing, using man-made versus natural stone, finding the best contractors, and more.

Whether used as an accent or motif, the simple beauty of stone will inspire you to discover the unconventional, timeless qualities that stone can add to your home.

Michael Reis has been writing for ten years about architecture and design, with an emphasis on the use of natural stone. His work has appeared in a variety of architectural trade magazines, and he is the editorial director of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, a quarterly publication for the design community. He lives in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

Jennifer Adams has covered interior design for much of her career, with articles appearing in a range of consumer and trade magazines. She has interviewed some of the country's leading designers, and is the editor of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design. She lives in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
If you're thinking about remodeling your home and using natural stone, you'll want this show-and-tell book about marble, granite, limestone, slate and fieldstone.

The beautiful photographs are accompanied by information on how and where natural stone works best.

While the images will feed your imagination, the stories behind the projects will help to keep your expectations real. Early on, we learn that "just like finishes, different types of natural stone lend themselves to specific looks." For example, some stones work better indoors than outdoors, some lend themselves to the rustic look, others work well in kitchen spaces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586851170
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Introduction

In stark contrast to European preferences--where stone has traditionally been part and parcel fo residential design--the North American trend in homebuilding has historically been defined by man-made materials such as aluminum siding, carpeting and linoleum. And while natural stone has not been completely absent from American homebuilding over the past two centuries, it has generally been a material considered only for the higest end of the building spectrum.

However, consumer awareness about natural stone has increaded over the past few decades, and with this has come a broadening of the design palette. Natural stone is finding its way into design plans for everyday residences, as homeowners are taking notice of not only the aesthetic benefits but also the practical advantages of the material. Using natural stone in residential design opens the door to endless possibilities. With such a wide range of materials ont he market today, just about any look imaginable can be created.

Meet the Author

Michael Reis has been writing for ten years about architecture and design, with an emphasis on the use of natural stone. His work has appeared in a variety of architectural trade magazines, and he is the editorial director of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, a quarterly publication for the design community. He lives in Ringwood, New Jersey.

JENNIFER ADAMS is the author of more than 30 books, including board books in the best-selling BabyLit series which introduce young children to the world of classic literature. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit her website at jennifer-adams.com.

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