The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building

The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building



5 thoughts on “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls

  1. Chrisl Chrisl says:

    Probably better that I didn t read this before stacking many tons, some interesting and very useful information, longer than I wanted to read, but a valuable perspective to play with Gardner quotes Charles McRaven, Building with Stone I never tire of the game of fitting stones, none of which are even similar Bricks, now, and concrete blocks, have that moronic sameness that makes them better building materials, but endears them to no creative person Book s opening quote The Granite Kiss Probably better that I didn t read this before stacking many tons, some interesting and very useful information, longer than I wanted to read, but a valuable perspective to play with Gardner quotes Charles McRaven, Building with Stone I never tire of the game of fitting stones, none of which are even similar Bricks, now, and concrete blocks, have that moronic sameness that makes them better building materials, but endears them to no creative person Book s opening quote The Granite Kiss That instantly discouraging, and inevitable, experience in stone work when a fingertip or two fails to escape the contact point between two large stones on the occasion of their first meeting When I first got rock smacked, a fingernail was sacrificed A hour before a significant dinner date Library of Congress has this cataloged 693, putting it in masonry, applied science, rather than cataloging it Dewey 717 for artistic stone work CIP Subjects 1 Stone Walls New England2 Granite3 Landscape Construction


  2. Diane Diane says:

    This book inspired me to build my own stonewalls in my gardens I love the feel of the rocks and the smell of dirt This book captures the pleasures of working with stone and is actually gives very helpful instruction.


  3. Susan Susan says:

    I heard Kevin Gardner speak at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis a few months ago He s a true Renaissance Man If you want to learn how to build a stone wall, this is your book If you want to read a well written book by a man with a great sense of humor, this is also your book Thank you, Kevin


  4. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    Written and illustrated by 2 cousins.


  5. Mila Mila says:

    If you live in NH, its a MUST READ


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The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls By Kevin Gardner ➲ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk In this elegant literate primer a master stonemason imparts the fundamentals of building traditional New England style dry stone walls along with thoughts on the history aesthetics and philosophy of t In this elegant literate Kiss: Traditions MOBI î primer a master stonemason imparts the fundamentals of building traditional New England style dry stone walls along with thoughts on the history aesthetics and philosophy of the craft of placing stone In this eminently readable primer on the fundamentals of placing stone Kevin Gardner distills years of experience in building and repairing New England style dry stone walls into principles and practices that are adaptable to a wide variety of designs and circumstances In The Granite eBook ↠ addition to directions on building basic stone walls he also demystifies steps wells ramps walkways and may other forms of dry masonry Gardner also discusses the philosophy behind the repair and restoration of old walls and gives the beginning wall builder ways to think about the place of the stone wall within the landscape Along the way Gardner considers the mythology of the stone wall and its place in the New England imagination And Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques Epub / he explores the history philosophy Granite Kiss: Traditions Kindle Ñ and aesthetics of working with stone in a book that will bring as much pleasure to armchair craftsmen as it will valuable instruction to the beginning wall builder Selected as one of s Best Gift books by The Times of Trenton New Jersey one of the best nonfiction books of by the Christian Science Monitor black white illustrations glossary bibliography index.