Synopses & Reviews
More than 300 outstanding photos highlight the expressiveness of stonework. Filled with artistic inspiration, instructions, recipes, and projects for both dry-stack and mortar techniques, this introduction will start you off on the right path. See how to find the perfect stone, and cut, score, split, and chip it. Transform the beautiful medium into classic projects: Turn your garden into a Zen sanctuary, with stepping stones. Add a mortared veneer to a wall. Construct a magnificent hearth and fireplace. Go beyond the practical and enjoy the creative pleasures of boulderscaping to engender a sense of tranquility and elegance, and carving two- or three-dimensional sculptures. Even repair old and broken walls.
As the perfect companion to our own primer on drystacking, Stonescaping, you'll find this both a working guidebook and a luxurious coffee-table book to pore through as well as reference guide to treasure.
More than 300 outstanding photos highlight the expressiveness of stonework from New Jersey to Nepal. “Well written and beautifully illustrated...wonderful. Shows readers a variety of techniques used to shape and place stones in their yards [and] ideas for creating paths and walls. Provides much information on actually building things.”—Library Journal.
Dry-stacking, Mortaring, Paving, Carving and Gardenscaping.