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The Natural Plaster Book: Earth, Lime and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes (Natural Building)

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Publisher Comments:

For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters.

From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process illustrated, The Natural Plasters Book details the entire process of plastering with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Starting with an overview and history of the natural building movement, the book handles a wide variety of topics including earthen plaster versus cement stucco, tools and techniques of the trade, plaster recipes, and pigmenting plaster or painting walls with natural paints. First-time builders will appreciate tips on common mistakes (and how to avoid them) discussed at each stage of the plastering process. Special focus is paid to the importance of planning and designing for earthen plasters ? before building begins.

The only comprehensive guide available on natural plasters, this book is written for the growing number of people who have decided to build their own natural homes as well as for professionals. Heavily illustrated with practical drawings and photographs, it also includes an extensive resource guide listing books, magazines, videos, builders, and suppliers.

Review:

"This is the comprehensive book on plasters that natural builders have been waiting for. The Natural Plaster Book should prove to be an essential addition to any natural builder's library." Joseph F. Kennedy, co-editor of The Art of Building and faculty member in New College of California's EcoDwelling program

Review:

"The Natural Plaster Book is to mud what the Kama Sutra is to sex. Filled with interesting tips and techniques, good attention to detail, well-illustrated ? it just makes ou want to do it! An excellent resource for the novice as well as the professional." Kaki Hunter & Doni Kiffmeyer, authors of Earthbag Construction

Book News Annotation:

The authors, natural homebuilders and educators, provide detailed information on three natural plasters (earthen, lime, and gypsum), as well as natural finishes. Written in a clear, understandable style and plentifully illustrated with b&w line drawings and photographs, the book is practical and covers details from the basic components and principles to fine-tuning the plasters to the various types of buildings. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An essential resource for natural home builders.

Synopsis:

For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters.

From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process illustrated, The Natural Plasters Book details the entire process of plastering with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Starting with an overview and history of the natural building movement, the book handles a wide variety of topics including earthen plaster versus cement stucco, tools and techniques of the trade, plaster recipes, and pigmenting plaster or painting walls with natural paints. First-time builders will appreciate tips on common mistakes (and how to avoid them) discussed at each stage of the plastering process. Special focus is paid to the importance of planning and designing for earthen plasters--before building begins.

The only comprehensive guide available on natural plasters, this book is written for the growing number of people who have decided to build their own natural homes as well as for professionals. Heavily illustrated with practical drawings and photographs, it also includes an extensive resource guide listing books, magazines, videos, builders, and suppliers.

Marketing Plans:

- Ads in Natural Home and Environmental Building & Design

- National print review campaign to natural building, self-sufficiency, and environmental magazines, newsletters, websites.

Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognized natural building educator and consultant. Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books including The Natural House: A Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes (ISBN: 1-890132578, Chelsea Green, 2000). Both authors live in Colorado.

Also Available

The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

TP $26.95, 0-86571-433-9 - USA

Straw Bale Building: How to Plan, Design, and Build with Straw

TP $24.95, 0-86571-403-7 - USA

Synopsis:

For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters. 216 illustrations, some in color.

About the Author

Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognized natural building educator and consultant.

Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books including The Natural House: A Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes. Both authors live in Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865714496
Foreword:
Myhrman, Matts
Author:
Knox, Judy
Foreword by:
Myhrman, Matts
Foreword:
Myhrman, Matts
Author:
Bednar, Deanne
Author:
Chiras, Dan
Author:
Guelberth, Cedar Rose
Author:
Chiras, Daniel D.
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Location:
Gabriola, B.C.
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Building materials
Subject:
Plaster
Subject:
Natural products
Subject:
Plastering
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Building materials -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Natural Building Series
Series Volume:
107-784
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
216 Color and BandW illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00 x 8.00 in

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The Natural Plaster Book: Earth, Lime and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes (Natural Building)
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Product details 304 pages New Society Publishers - English 9780865714496 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is the comprehensive book on plasters that natural builders have been waiting for. The Natural Plaster Book should prove to be an essential addition to any natural builder's library." Joseph F. Kennedy, co-editor of The Art of Building and faculty member in New College of California's EcoDwelling program
"Review" by , "The Natural Plaster Book is to mud what the Kama Sutra is to sex. Filled with interesting tips and techniques, good attention to detail, well-illustrated ? it just makes ou want to do it! An excellent resource for the novice as well as the professional."
"Synopsis" by ,
An essential resource for natural home builders.
"Synopsis" by , For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters.

From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process illustrated, The Natural Plasters Book details the entire process of plastering with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Starting with an overview and history of the natural building movement, the book handles a wide variety of topics including earthen plaster versus cement stucco, tools and techniques of the trade, plaster recipes, and pigmenting plaster or painting walls with natural paints. First-time builders will appreciate tips on common mistakes (and how to avoid them) discussed at each stage of the plastering process. Special focus is paid to the importance of planning and designing for earthen plasters--before building begins.

The only comprehensive guide available on natural plasters, this book is written for the growing number of people who have decided to build their own natural homes as well as for professionals. Heavily illustrated with practical drawings and photographs, it also includes an extensive resource guide listing books, magazines, videos, builders, and suppliers.

Marketing Plans:

- Ads in Natural Home and Environmental Building & Design

- National print review campaign to natural building, self-sufficiency, and environmental magazines, newsletters, websites.

Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognized natural building educator and consultant. Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books including The Natural House: A Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes (ISBN: 1-890132578, Chelsea Green, 2000). Both authors live in Colorado.

Also Available

The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

TP $26.95, 0-86571-433-9 - USA

Straw Bale Building: How to Plan, Design, and Build with Straw

TP $24.95, 0-86571-403-7 - USA

"Synopsis" by , For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters. 216 illustrations, some in color.
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