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Natural stonescapes : the art and craft of stone placement
Dubé, Richard L.
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
vii, 168 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library SB475.5 .D83 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Orchard Park Library SB475.5 .D83 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Enhance your landscape with the durable beauty of stone. Richard L. Dub#65533; and Frederick C. Campbell cover everything from choosing the appropriate type of stone for your needs to safely transporting, maneuvering, and setting stones in place. You will also learn how to create artful arrangements that mimic the forms and dynamics of nature. With more than 20 original designs that are adaptable to landscapes of every shape and size, you'll have all the inspiration you need to start incorporating dazzling stone creations into your outdoor living space.

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Booklist Review

Intended for both garden enthusiasts and landscape designers, this book starts with a history of and the authors' fascination with stones, citing such artifacts of particular interest as the giant stone heads on Easter Island and Stonehenge in England. The authors then explain stones' roles in landscape (which include framing, contrast, depth, diversity, and backdrop) and how to analyze the site to be landscaped. They give data on planning the placement of stones aesthetically, on choosing and finding stones, and on the tools and techniques needed to move large boulders (safety first is the key). There's a chapter explaining the process of stone placement--with three examples--and one offering design ideas. The text is augmented by 64 pages of color photographs and many black-and-white illustrations. --George Cohen

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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