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The Art of the Stonemason

Author: Ian Cramb

Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

ISBN: 9780911469271

Category: Architecture

Page: 174

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Drawing on five generations of family tradition as stonemasons in his native Scotland, Ian Cramb created this masterful work to pass on his knowledge and experience to craftsmen who wish to learn the ancient, but still necessary, principles of the stonemason's art. Since original publication by Betterway Books in 1992, this book has established itself as an essential learning tool for masons doing new construction and also those engaged in restoration of historic stone structures. Beginning with a detailed discussion of building with "random rubble," which is the name for the early Celtic art of building with irregular stones bedded on mortar, the author proceeds to more complex projects such as fireplaces, stairs, arches, bridges and more. There is extensive treatment of various restoration techniques involved with historic structures both in the US and Britain, some as old as 1000 years. In additon the author covers various types of stone, stone-cutting, etc. as well as using tradional mortar mixes, which have demonstrated their utility in stone walls and buildings which have lasted for many centuries. The Art of the Stonemason is profusely illustrated with the author's meticulous line drawings and photographs. Ian Cramb began his apprenticeship at the age of 14 in Dunblane, Scotland. Surrounded by large estates, farm buildings, a ruined 13th century bishop's palace, two large fifteenth century castles, a Gothic cathedral, and numerous other stone buildings, Dunblane was an apprentice stonemason's paradise. In 1957 Mr. Cramb took over as master stonemason on the restoration of the monastic buildings around the abbey on Iona. He rebuilt the cloisters, restored St. Michael'sChapel, and also restored St. Oran's Chapel in the Cemetary of Kings, built in 1075. In 1959 Mr. Cramb moved to the US where he set stone and marble on the Capitol building, and then he acted as stone and marble mason for the Raeburn Building and World Bank Building in Washington, DC. He now lives in Bangor, Pennsylvania.

The Art of the Stonemason

Author: Ian Cramb

Publisher: Betterway Books


Category: House & Home

Page: 174

View: 8838

A fifth-generation stonemason discusses how to choose stone, build a wall on sloping ground, windowsills, fireplaces and so much more.

The Craft of Stonemasonry

Author: Chris Daniels

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781847973856

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

View: 8841

Techniques are explained with an accessible but detailed approach, and supported by step-by-step photographs:Turn a boulder into a perfect cube.Make a voussoir for an arch.Produce a tracery quatrefoil.Carve a stunning sphere.Repair an ashlar wall.Cut incised letters.

Modern Practical Masonry

Author: Edmund George Warland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131774263X

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 992

This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s. It includes a new introduction by Christopher Weeks.

Practical Masonry

A Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting

Author: William R. Purchase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781873394861

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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'Practical Masonry' has for many years been one of the best technical stonemasonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons. Originally written in 1896, it was revised and updated in 1904. This is a facsimile version of that fifth edition.

Building with Stone

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780690018790

Category: Building, Stone

Page: 207

View: 4393

Learn the art and craft of creating stone structures with McRaven's building instructions and his underlying philosophy that careful craftsmanship and time well spent during construction will repay itself many times over.


Techniques and Projects

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9780882669762

Category: Gardening

Page: 183

View: 2758

Includes instructions for creating such projects as retaining walls, entryways, stone bridges, and stone steps, discussing the types of stones and their sources; handling, shaping and cutting stones; and selecting the appropriate stone for a project

The stonemason of Saint Point. Transl

Author: Alphonse Marie L. de Prat de Lamartine

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting

Author: William R. Purchase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317742737

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 6526

Regarded by many as the stonemason's bible, Practical Masonry has for many years been one of the best technical stone masonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons. Originally written in 1896 and published by Crosby Lockwood & Son of London, it met with great acclaim and the correspondence received by the author was that of thanks and praise at such a well written and concise technical book. Following the constructive feedback W R Purchase wrote a second edition in which he included three more chapters: Roman and Grecian moldings (both illustrative) and a glossary of terms. This work was then followed by further editions and by 1904 when the fifth edition was published Purchase had added further chapters including: Masonry Estimating and Quantity Surveying; Building Stones, marble and granite (including detailed lists of specific stones available) and finally Tables of Diameters, Circumferences and Areas of circles. As with many technical books that go out of print it became more difficult for people to purchase this book as the years passed. This latest edition published by Donhead Publishing will ensure that the work of W R Purchase can again reach and assist all those who study or are involved with this ancient craft.

Stone Designs for the Home

Author: John T. Morris

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 9781423601944

Category: Architecture

Page: 159

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Dozens of full-color photographs capture the diverse applications of stone for both interior and exterior designs for the home, covering such areas as flooring, fireplaces, bathrooms, hot tubs, swimming pools, walls, driveways, doors, benches, and sculptures, and offering a description of the different types of materials available--marble, sandstone, flagstone, limestone, and others.

Masonry Skills

Author: Richard T. Kreh

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285426835

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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MASONRY SKILLS, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide to the masonry trade, covering fundamental principles, basic practices, advanced techniques, and new trends and developments in both residential and commercial masonry. Meticulously revised, the new edition includes the latest developments in the field, including current OSHA requirements, advances in construction technology and techniques, and a focus on sustainable building materials and processes. Featuring two full-color sections of finished projects, a new engaging design, and a wealth of new photos, the seventh edition seeks to inspire and educate both new and practicing masons. Approved and field-tested by professionals, this text is an ideal resource for anyone seeking the specialized knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the masonry industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living Homes

Stone Masonry, Log, and Strawbale Construction, Building Your High-efficiency Dream Home on a Shoestring Budget

Author: Thomas J. Elpel

Publisher: HOPS Press

ISBN: 1892784327

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

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The house of your Dreams does not have to be expensive. The key is all in the planning. How much a house costs, how it looks, how comfortable it is, how energy-efficient it is--all these things occur on paper before you pick up even one tool. A little extra time in the planning process can save you tens of thousands of dollars in construction and maintenance. That is time well spent! Living Homes takes you through the planning process to design an energy and resource efficient home that won't break the bank. Then, from the footings on up to the roof, author Thomas J. Elpel guides you through the nuts and bolts of construction for slipform stone masonry, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with strawbales, making your own terra tile floors, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, concrete-fly ash countertops, painting and more. Living Homes was completely re-organized and revised for the new sixth edition, based on five additional years of building experience with low-cost, high efficiency construction methods. Get the latest ideas on how to build a high-performance house that will stand the test of time! The sixth edition includes fifteen pages of new material covering the latest stone masonry tips, plus revised and expanded tips and techniques throughout the book.

Building Stone Walls

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123724

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

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Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.

The Stonemason's Gospel According to Ian Cramb

Author: Ian Cramb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615496559


Page: 148

View: 9068

Guided by a stone-mason

the cathedrals, abbeys and churches of Britain unveiled

Author: Thomas Maude

Publisher: I. B. Tauris


Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 2175

Describes Norman and Gothic cathedrals, as well as monasteries, abbeys, and parish churches throughout Britain, and provides insights into how they were constructed

The Stonemason

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781447272168

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 144

View: 1411

From the acclaimed author of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing comes a profoundly moving drama set in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1970s, among four generations of a family of stonemasons. Ben Telfair admires and respects his grandfather Papaw for following their trade with a religious simplicity. However, Ben's father has abandoned hand-hewn stonemasonry for building contract work, and his nephew Soldier is likewise immune to the old man's guidance and wisdom. The stonemason's trade is dying out, and the family's unwillingness to preserve its truths has tragic consequences. The Stonemason reveals afresh the lyrical prose and mastery of character that distinguish Cormac McCarthy's fiction. 'Expertly constructed and limpidly written, the play triumphs in its presentation of Papaw, whose earthy wisdom McCarthy makes altogether credible' Chicago Tribune 'Mr McCarthy has the best kind of Southern style, one that fuses risky eloquence, intricate rhythms and dead-to-rights accuracy' New York Times 'McCarthy is a born storyteller, a writer of natural, impeccable dialogue, a literary child of Faulkner' New Republic

The Stonemason

Author: Billy Childish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956594532

Category: Autobiographical fiction

Page: 327

View: 2059

Billy Childish left school in 1976 at the age of 16, an undiagnosed dyslexic with no qualifications. Because of his lack of education he was refused entry to art school without them even looking at his portfolio. With no alternatives on offer, he entered Her Majesty's Dockyard, Chatham, as an apprentice stonemason. This, his fifth novel, takes more raw material from the author's own life and allows it to develop and twist into its own fictional truths as seen through the eyes of Childish's dysfunctional anti-hero, Gus Claudius.


Author: Peter Cartwright

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071392396

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 7326

* The ultimate guide to bricklaying for beginner through professional * Step-by-step instructions throughout * Techniques and trade skills: damp-proof courses, cavity brickwork, block-laying, arches, windows, fireplaces and more * Complete projects for brick kitchens, outdoor barbeques, steps, and spiral design * All measurements featured in metric and imperial (U.S.) standards

The Pillars of the Earth

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101442190

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 9137

#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

Stone Primer

Ideas and Techniques for Incorporating Stone in and Around Your Home

Author: Charles McRaven

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580176705

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 9524

An experienced stonemason shares his more than fifty years of expertise to show homeowners how to use stone in a variety of interior and exterior designs, covering such areas as how to select the right type of stone, essential tools, the techniques of drystacking and mortaring, when to hire a professional stonemason, and dozens of projects for the home and garden. Simultaneous.

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