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Stone in traditional architecture

Author: David Campbell, (Stonemason)
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A sweeping overview of traditional stone architecture that graces the landscapes of many nations. Over 220 vivid color photos show buildings ranging from simple stone homes and practical farm buildings to imposing town halls and vaulted cathedrals. Over 120 detailed photos illustrate stone working techniques. The extensive text explains the history, styles, and techniques of the stonecutters' and masons' arts. Also
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Campbell, (Stonemason)
ISBN: 9780764336140 0764336142
OCLC Number: 642837804
Description: 216 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Part One: Stone in nature --
Masonry --
Cut stone --
Arches --
Vaults --
Architecture through the centuries --
Part Two: Variations in technique according to the characteristics of the stone to be worked --
Roughly dressing hard stone --
Dressing a face and squaring a stone with precision --
Making an arch --
Moldings --
Wall building : Building with irregular (uncut) stones --
Building with cut stones (Ashlars).
Responsibility: David Campbell.

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A sweeping overview of traditional stone architecture that graces the landscapes of many nations. Over 220 vivid color photos show buildings ranging from simple stone homes and practical farm buildings to imposing town halls and vaulted cathedrals. Over 120 detailed photos illustrate stone working techniques. The extensive text explains the history, styles, and techniques of the stonecutters' and masons' arts. Also included is a practical, instructional handbook; it teaches the crafts of masonry and stonecutting as they have been practiced across the centuries. This book will be a treasure for the builder, art historian, and anyone with a passion for stone structures.

As a teenager in his native Canada, David Campbell spent most of his time in French class dreaming over the pictures of medieval villages in his text. Attracted by the charm of the Old World, he left Canada at the age of twenty to travel in Europe. At the age of twenty-eight, after having completed university studies, he decided to work with his hands as a building restoration craftsman. He managed to learn, through practical experience, the crafts of masonry and traditional stone cutting (with hand tools), which he has practiced for over twenty years in the south of France. The other natural materials - wood and earth, and the vernacular architecture to which they give form - also interest him, and in a trajectory of over thirty years, he has gained experience in working with earth in Morocco and in New Mexico, and with wood in the USA and in Russia. Author/photographer of WOOD in Traditional Architecture, he offers us here, with this second book on building with natural materials, the fruit of his travels, his experience, and his observation.

Wood in Traditional Architecture. David Campbell. See how wood has shaped traditional architecture around the world in a panorama of more than 400 color images. From France to Russia, from Norway to Romania, see landmarks built in traditional architecture of wood, and learn the carpentry techniques of the Old World. --Book Jacket.

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