The Art Of The Stonemason

Author: Ian Cramb
Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company
ISBN: 0911469273
Size: 12.47 MB
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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.

Das Tagebuch Der Daisy Goodwill

Author: Carol Shields
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492244009
Size: 18.29 MB
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Carol Shields, die für diesen Roman den Pulitzerpreis erhielt, erzählt ein Frauenleben. An einem allzu heißen Nachmittag des Jahres 1905 kommt Daisy Goodwill in einer Sturzgeburt auf die Welt. Die Mutter stirbt, und ihr bleibt nur der lebenslang traurige, verträumte Vater. Erst nach einer schwierigen Jugend und einer unglücklichen Ehe findet Daisy die große Liebe und Erfüllung im Schreiben. >In ihrem Roman beschreibt Carol Shields auf einfühlsame Weise und mit enormem Sprachvermögen die Geschichte einer einfachen Frau, für die das Leben alles andere als eine Romanze ist.

Sarum

Author: Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher:
ISBN: 3426629593
Size: 16.67 MB
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Der Klassiker, der Bestseller, der große Roman einer Stadt 7500 v. Christus: Der Jäger Hwll macht sich mit seiner Frau Akun und ihren Kindern auf den Weg Richtung Süden. Zusammen mit einer anderen Familie gründen sie eine Siedlung, damals Sarum, heute Salisbury genannt. Rutherfurd inszeniert anhand von fünf spannenden Familienschicksalen markante Ereignisse in der Geschichte einer geschichtsträchtigen und sagenumwobenen Gegend: den Bau von Stonehenge, die Eroberung Britanniens durch die Römer und vor allem die Errichtung der berühmten Kathedrale.

Grenzg Nger

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644039513
Size: 16.53 MB
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"Dieses Epos ist Weltliteratur." (Tempo) Billy Parham und sein Bruder Boyd überschreiten noch einmal die Grenze nach Mexiko. Sie sind auf der Suche nach gestohlenen Pferden und den Mördern ihrer Eltern. Abenteuer in der Wildnis, Leben am Rand der Zivilisation - Cormac McCarthys überwältigender Roman ist ein apokalyptisches Epos über die Liebe, den Tod und die Suche nach Identität.

History Performance And Conservation

Author: Barry Bridgwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781134078998
Size: 12.50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of the mechanisms which cause their deterioration and knowledge of the technologies available to correct their status. The ever higher standards set for buildings, especially in energy conservation contexts, demand that practitioners appreciate how the performance of existing structures can be enhanced, which is also covered. Considering the work of conservation within a holistic perspective and historical context, this book is additionally invaluable for architecture and construction students.

The Art And Craft Of Stonescaping

Author: David Reed
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 1579900186
Size: 11.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains the fine points of dry-stacked and dry-laid stonework, including gathering tools, selecting materials, and shaping the stones while offering instructions for stacking a stone retaining wall and laying a courtyard with fieldstone