Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls (Paperback)
  • The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls (Paperback)
zoom

The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 20/05/2003
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this elegant, literate primer, a master stonemason imparts the fundamentals of building traditional New England-style dry stone walls, along with thoughts on the history, aesthetics, and philosophy of the craft of placing stone. In this eminently readable primer on the fundamentals of placing stone, Kevin Gardner distills 25 years of experience in building and repairing New England-style dry stone walls into principles and practices that are adaptable to a wide variety of designs and circumstances. In addition to directions on building basic stone walls, he also demystifies steps, wells, ramps, walkways, and may other forms of dry masonry. Gardner also discusses the philosophy behind the repair and restoration of old walls, and gives the beginning wall builder ways to think about the place of the stone wall within the landscape. Along the way, Gardner considers the mythology of the stone wall and its place in the New England imagination. And he explores the history, philosophy, and aesthetics of working with stone in a book that will bring as much pleasure to armchair craftsmen as it will valuable instruction to the beginning wall builder. Selected as one of 2001's Best Gift Books by The Times of Trenton, New Jersey; one of the 50 best nonfiction books of 2001 by the Christian Science Monitor. 22 black & white illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780881505467
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 203 x 229 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Planting: A New Perspective
Added to basket
Little Sparta
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Forever Green
Added to basket
£55.00
Hardback
Designs upon the Land
Added to basket
Zen Landscapes
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Garden Design: Inspiration & Ideas
Added to basket
Planning Your Garden
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.