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Natural Stonescapes: The Art and Craft of Stone Placementby Richard L. Dube
Synopses & Reviews
Create naturally beautiful landscapes that stand the test of time.
In Natural Stonescapes you'll learn how to:
* Design stone arrangements that mimic the forms and dynamics of nature
* Choose and find stones appropriate for your design and location
* Adapt your design to fit the shape, existing features, and limitations of your site
* Use a variety of techniques to help you safely transport, set, and maneuver stones into place
You'll also find more than 20 designs for stone groupings appropriate for all types of landscapes, from flat lawns to hillsides and waterscapes.
Easy enough for the home garden designer, but technical enough to satisfy landscape professionals, this well-illustrated book shows readers how to use stone as a sculptural and decorative element in the yard or garden. Using the principles of perspective, framing, balance, and depth, readers will learn how to design stone groupings as well as how to incorporate plantings in their stonescapes. The book also contains ideas for collecting or purchasing native stone and artificial stone. The authors offer recommendations for tools and equipment. Full-color insert. Illustrations throughout.
With this start-to-finish guide anyone can design and build stone groupings modeled after geological formations found in nature with professional results. Practical tips for choosing stones and more than 20 sample designs are included.
About the Author
Frederick C. Campbell is the founder and president of Gnome Landscapes, Design and Masonry, a landscape design and installation business in Falmouth, Maine.
Richard L. Dub,, APLD, is president and owner of Environmental Information and Design, Inc., in Lexington, South Carolina.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fascination with Stone
Chapter 2: Stone's Role in the Landscape
Chapter 3: Examining the Site
Chapter 4: Planning the Placement
Chapter 5: Choosing and Finding Your Stones
Chapter 6: Working with Stone
Chapter 7: Three Stone Placement Examples
Chapter 8: Stone Grouping Design Ideas
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