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

The Granite Kiss Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls 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

  • Title: The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls
  • Author: Kevin Gardner Susan Allport
  • ISBN: 9780881505467
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 repairingIn 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.

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    One thought on “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls”

    1. This book inspired me to build my own stonewalls in my gardens. I love the feel of the rocks and the smell of dirt. This book captures the pleasures of working with stone and is actually gives very helpful instruction.

    2. I heard Kevin Gardner speak at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis a few months ago. He's a true Renaissance Man! If you want to learn how to build a stone wall, this is your book. If you want to read a well-written book by a man with a great sense of humor, this is also your book. Thank you, Kevin!

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