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The Art of Stoneworking

The Art of Stoneworking
A Reference Guide

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  • Date Published: February 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 1998
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521413329

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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.

    • 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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    Product details

    • 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

    1. Introduction
    2. Principles of stoneworking
    3. Stone
    4. Tools
    5. Tool drawings
    6. Methods
    7. Architectural process
    8. Sculptural process
    9. Design and process
    10. The project
    11. Quarrying
    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
    20. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Peter Rockwell

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