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The Art of the Stonemason

Author: Ian Cramb

Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

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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 Chinese on the Art of Painting

Texts by the Painter-Critics, from the Han Through the Ch'ing Dynasties

Author: Osvald Sirén

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Art

Page: 261

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Originally published: Peiping: Henry Vetch, 1936.

La Puerta, Taos the Art of Fetching Sky

A Biography of Place

Author:

Publisher: wild embers press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 137

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VOLUME ONE First in a series of books reflecting the lives and work of artists and writers from Taos, New Mexico, a biography of place. This volume is a mini artbook with 92 pages of photos, stories and artwork by Taosenos, the theme in vol. 1 is "place: the Mountain and Paseo" This black and white collection of photos, art and stories about the people and place of Taos range from the early Mable Dodge Luhan "Art Colony" days of the 1920s to current interview with Taos Pueblo artist and storyteller Robert Mirabal. Other famous artists and writers included in this volume are: Barbara and Frank Waters, John Nichols, Jaap Vanderplas, Amalio Madueno, John Nizalowski and Gail Russell. Subsequent volumes include two color books showcasing the photo/art of Jaap Vanderplas, his images from the "the 100 Taosenos Project". See www.lapuerta.blogspot.com for a complete list of Taosenos, their art and stories included in la Puerta, Taos, volume one.

The Art of Music and Other Essays

Author: Hector Berlioz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 274

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A Travers Chants is the collection of writings selected from his thirty-odd years of musical journalism. These essays cover a wide spectrum of intellectual inquiry: Beethoven's nine symphonies and his opera, Fidelio; Wagner and the partisans of the "Music of the Future"; Berlioz's idols - Gluck, Weber, and Mozart. There is an eloquent plea to stop the constant rise in concert pitch (an issue still discussed today), a serious piece on the place of music in church, and a humorous and imaginative account of musical customs in China.

Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy

Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 926

"The first chapter here examines animal presentations in The Stonemason, The Gardener's Son and two short stories, "Bounty" and "The Dark Waters." The following eight chapters focus on one text, one type of animal--feline, swine, bovine, bird and bat, canine, equine, lupine, and hound-and one particular thesis"--Provided by publisher.

The Art of the Engineer

Author: Ken Baynes

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Combining detailed research with extensive illustration, this monumental work of pioneering importance portrays the relationship that developed between design and engineering, from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution to the present day.

The Art of Roman Britain

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Author: Honorary Visiting Professor Martin Henig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

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With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia--particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity--rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing both the major arts--stone and bronze statuary, wall-painting and mosaics--and such applied arts as jewelery-making, silversmithing, furniture design, figure pottery, figurines and appliques. The author explains how the various workshops were organized, the part played by patronage and the changes that occurred in the fourth century.

When Egypt Ruled the East

Author: George Steindorff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

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Here, adequately presented for the first time in English, is the fascinating story of a splendid culture that flourished thirty-five hundred years ago in the empire on the Nile: kings and conquests, gods and heroes, beautiful art, sculpture, poetry, architecture. Significant archeological discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. In this revision Professor Steele has rewritten whole chapters on the basis of these new finds and offers several new conclusions to age-old problems.

Myth, Legend, Dust

Critical Responses to Cormac McCarthy

Author: Rick Wallach

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 743

For almost three decades, Cormac McCarthy solidified his reputation as an American “writer's writer” with remarkable novelssuch as his Appalachian Tales, The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and his terrifying Western masterpiece, Blood Meridian. Then, with the publication of All the Pretty Horses, the first work of his celebrated Border Trilogy in 1992, McCarthy's popularity exploded on to a world stage. As his reputation burgeoned with the publications of The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, the critical response to McCarthy has grown apace.

The Ancient Laws of Cambria

Containing the Institutional Triads of Dyvnwal Moelmud, the Laws of Howel the Good, Triadical Commentaries, Code of Education, and the Hunting Laws of Wales; to which are Added, the Historical Triads of Britain

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ISBN:

Category: Hywel Dda, Laws of

Page: 414

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