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This book, intended as a reference guide for conservators, restorers, art historians and archaeologists, describes the various phases of the working of stone and follows the basic techniques and some of the most used variants. Using a serious of stone monuments of different types and eras as illustrations, both the techniques and the ways of recording them are demonstrated. This book provides anyone who has an interest in looking at works of art in stone with a means of understanding the techniques which went into their making.Read more
- The first book to deal with the history and techniques of the art of working in stone
- A basic redference for all professionals: restorers, art historians, archaeologists, architects
- The 'how' and 'why' of stonecarving through the ages
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'… explains the secrets of the mason's trade in minute detail.' Architect's Journal
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- Date Published: February 1994
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521413329
- length: 329 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 179 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.947kg
- contains: 125 b/w illus. 10 tables
- availability: Unavailable - out of print March 1998
Table of Contents
2. Principles of stoneworking
5. Tool drawings
7. Architectural process
8. Sculptural process
9. Design and process
10. The project
12. Moving, transport and lifting
13. Workshop organisation
14. Carving without quarrying and the re-use of stone
15. The history of stoneworking technology
16. Documentation I
17. Documentation drawings
18. Documentation of major monuments
19. Computer documentation
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