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The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone: An Illustrated Identification Guide

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An authoritative reference to 300 types of ancient and modern ornamental stone. Packed with practical tips and beautiful photographs, Front Yard Gardens:

Explores the history of the lawn and our attachment to it For professional decorators, architects, landscape designers and masonry contractors, this is a comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. For art historians, curators, conservators, archaeologists, surveyors, engineers, jewelers and sculptors, this book will be an excellent reference. Contains examples of front yard gardens from more than seventy gardens across North America

Provides step-by-step instructions to start and grow your own front yard garden Organized by geological type, the book provides comprehensive coverage of 300 types of decorative stone, from the most common to the exquisitely rare. Large, sharp, color photographs accompany descriptions of where the stones are quarried, how they are related and how they differ in structure and appearance. There is information on:

Appearance Provenance and availability Liz Primeau transformed her lawn in a quiet suburb to a mixed garden with a profusion of flowering plants, shrubs, and cacti. She now enjoys an eye-catching front garden that requires no chemicals and less watering than her lawn. Grain

Geological description This book includes overall planning and design, and outlines the steps for removing the grass, enriching the soil, and planting. The book is divided into several types of front yard gardens, including cottage, minimalist, secret, neighborhood, downtown, and natural. Shediscusses the key elements of each style, gives tips on how to create and maintain the garden, and provides a list of complementary plants. Structural features

Hardness and durability With more than two hundred beautiful photographs taken expressly for this book by Andrew Leyerle, Front Yard Gardens is a sensual treasure-trove of ideas. Size and price

Synopsis:

An authoritative reference to 300 types of ancient and modern ornamental stone.

For professional decorators, architects, landscape designers and masonry contractors, this is a comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. For art historians, curators, conservators, archaeologists, surveyors, engineers, jewelers and sculptors, this book will be an excellent reference.

Organized by geological type, the book provides comprehensive coverage of 300 types of decorative stone, from the most common to the exquisitely rare. Large, sharp, color photographs accompany descriptions of where the stones are quarried, how they are related and how they differ in structure and appearance. There is information on: AppearanceProvenance and availabilityGrainGeological descriptionStructural featuresHardness and durabilitySize and priceMajor uses.

Practical uses are discussed, and historical and cultural details add context. For example, bowenite, often called new jade, is the state mineral of Rhode Island, where it is actively quarried.

Full color illustrations, thorough descriptions and practical information combine to make The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone the definitive reference on this topic.

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Barrett is raised by an uncle as part of an eco-cult, Simplicity, but on his death Barrett lives with his cousin Taylor and her advertising specialist parents. Their hidden agenda makes this mystery a thrilling and thoughtful look at consumer society.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. Over 300 types of stone, modern and ancient, are described and illustrated in full color.

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ISBN:
9781554072545
Author:
Price, Monica
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Building stones - Identification Building sto
Subject:
Marble - Identification Marble - Identificati
Subject:
Building stones - Identification
Subject:
Marble - Identification
Subject:
Identification
Subject:
Building stones
Subject:
Architecture-Ornamentation
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Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11.24x9.40x1.07 in. 3.36 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Firefly Books - English 9781554072545 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An authoritative reference to 300 types of ancient and modern ornamental stone.

For professional decorators, architects, landscape designers and masonry contractors, this is a comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. For art historians, curators, conservators, archaeologists, surveyors, engineers, jewelers and sculptors, this book will be an excellent reference.

Organized by geological type, the book provides comprehensive coverage of 300 types of decorative stone, from the most common to the exquisitely rare. Large, sharp, color photographs accompany descriptions of where the stones are quarried, how they are related and how they differ in structure and appearance. There is information on: AppearanceProvenance and availabilityGrainGeological descriptionStructural featuresHardness and durabilitySize and priceMajor uses.

Practical uses are discussed, and historical and cultural details add context. For example, bowenite, often called new jade, is the state mineral of Rhode Island, where it is actively quarried.

Full color illustrations, thorough descriptions and practical information combine to make The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone the definitive reference on this topic.

"Synopsis" by , Barrett is raised by an uncle as part of an eco-cult, Simplicity, but on his death Barrett lives with his cousin Taylor and her advertising specialist parents. Their hidden agenda makes this mystery a thrilling and thoughtful look at consumer society.
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. Over 300 types of stone, modern and ancient, are described and illustrated in full color.
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