Stone Carving for the Home GardenStone Carving for the Home Garden

Based mainly on the period styles of carving found in historic buildings and ancient ruins, this book features projects which include a mix of decorative and sculptural objects that can be easily displayed in the home or garden.

Author: Steve Bisco

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 1861088442


Page: 175

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You may not have considered the ancient art of stone carving to be something that can be practised as a hobby but assume it is the territory of stone masons and sculptors undertaking intricate work on a grand scale. This inspiring book introduces the medium of stone to the hobby carver as an accessible and rewarding pastime without having to undertake a stone mason’s apprenticeship or tackle heavy and unwieldy materials and equipment. Based mainly on the period styles of carving found in historic buildings and ancient ruins, the projects are a mix of decorative and sculptural objects on a practical and manageable scale that can be easily displayed in the home or garden. Each project is presented in a clear step-by-step format and includes some historical context for the style of the piece along with a handy pattern to trace and scale to size. An introductory section includes comprehensive information on stone-carving tools, different types of stone, how to handle stone, the basics of stone carving and information on periods and styles of carving.

The Artful HomeThe Artful Home

I create aesthetic sophistication with simplified , sensual forms suitable for the home garden , memorial garden , patio , courtyard or entryway . I have been creating stone sculpture for 20 years and have large - scale relief carvings ...


Publisher: GUILD, LLC

ISBN: 188014056X


Page: 333

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Legendary Homes of Lake MinnetonkaLegendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka

A large vine - covered wall , featuring stone fruit baskets and centered by a stone fountain , sits opposite the entrance to this splendid home . The grand entry , gardens , fountains , terrace , reflecting pool , and stone carvings of ...

Author: Bette Jones Hammel

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 0873517229


Page: 200

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A stunningly photographed volume that invites readers inside thirty historic and architecturally significant homes on beautiful Lake Minnetonka.

Homes and GardensHomes and Gardens

are AST month I described the typical homes and gardens of the Japanese . ... He is a rare find , this craftsman who works over his clocks with all the loving patience that the medieval mason put into his stone carvings .



ISBN: UOM:39015080254876



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"A practical magazine dealing with houses, furniture and equipment, gardens." [sic]

History of Chinese Folk CraftsHistory of Chinese Folk Crafts

Dongyang wood carving style is unique, the technique is mainly embossed, and the pattern pays attention to “full flower” (that is, the picture is covered with decorative lines ) . ... and household furniture. ... private home garden.

Author: Zhi Dao

Publisher: DeepLogic




View: 287

The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in the History of Chinese Folk Crafts, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Artists in their StudiosArtists in their Studios

saanich the work of an artist is not easy. carving stone is Particularly difficult. maarten schaddelee undertakes his ProJects in a garden home he shares with his devoted wife, nadine. Their world is suffused with peace and serenity.

Author: Robert Amos

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9781926971964


Page: 160

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Artist Robert Amos gives readers a fascinating insider’s tour of studios on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands where some of Canada’s best-known artists create works. Spanning more than 15 years of interviews and photographs, Amos has created panoramic collages of these artists' creative spaces, and even more revealing images with his words. Not merely biography, Amos includes examples of completed works, and the insight that only another artist, and talented arts writer, can. Artists in Their Studios is both a stunning compilation of our Canadian artistic heritage, and proof that art work in progress is art in itself. Enter the studios of: Robert Amos, Colin Graham, Ron Parker, Sarah Amos, Ted Harrison, Myfanwy Pavelic, Nixie Barton, Harry Heine, Jerry Pethick, Robert Bateman, Martin Honisch, Geoffrey Rock, Pat Martin Bates, E.J. Hughes, Carole Sabiston, Maxwell Bates, Fenwick Lansdowne, Duncan Regehr, Maarten Schaddelee, Zhang Bu, Grant Leier, Phyllis Serota, Emily Carr, Miles Lowry, Godfrey Stephens, Pat Cook, Judy McLaren, Norman Yates, Len Gibbs, Wayne Ngan, Jimmy Wright, Jim Gordaneer, Peggy Walton Packard.

Arts Crafts Homes and the RevivalArts Crafts Homes and the Revival

Twice-bearing raspberries are one of Jeffrey's favorites, so brambles are allowed to spread throughout the garden, ... STONE CORP. Landscaping stone and stone veneers • CATAMOUNT CARVING STUDIO (603) 747-3890 Carved ...





Page: 104

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Devoted to the Arts and Crafts Movement past and present, this new magazine celebrates the revival of quality and craftsmanship. Each issue is a portfolio of the best work in new construction, restoration, and interpretive design, presented through intelligent writing and beautiful photographs. Offering hundreds of contemporary resources, it showcases the work not only of past masters, but also of those whose livelihoods are made in creating well-crafted homes and furnishings today. The emphasis is on today’s revival in architecture, furniture, and artisanry, informed by international Arts & Crafts and the early-20th-century movement in America: William Morris through the Bungalow era. Includes historic houses, essays and news, design details, how-to articles, gardens and landscape, kitchens and baths. Lots of expert advice and perspective for those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts & Crafts spirit. From the publisher of Old-House Interiors magazine and the Design Center Sourcebook.

Old House JournalOld House Journal

SPECIAL ADVERTISI Old House Journal's Arts & Craft: ^□STONE FOREST Stone Forest has been creating innovative hand-carved home accents, fountains, and garden ornaments since 1989. By using old world craftsmanship aligned with a ...





Page: 122

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.


'Grouse' S? 'Highgrotre' 116, 1o6 'Home Sweet Home' 116 ']'-Jde the lGllbscure'1oy, 111, 1:11 'L'Aimant' 111 ... 151, 151 see aiso stone carving scything 13o, 1.11 seats Arboretum 31, 189 Garpet Garden 134., 15 5 Cottage Garden 31, 54, ...

Author: HRH The Prince of Wales

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297869368


Page: 288

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HIGHGROVE: A GARDEN CELEBRATED is a commemoration of the beautiful, mature gardens planned and planted by The Prince of Wales over thirty years ago. The gardens at Highgrove evoke intense emotion. In January, the dramatic light and early snowdrops of the Stumpery are exquisite; the glistening emerald lawns and tree blossoms in Spring lift the spirits with a promise of what is to come; in Summer, the longed-for delphiniums in the Sundial Garden stand proudly to attention and dramatic leaf colours welcome Autumn to the Arboretum as the harvesting in the Kitchen Garden begins. In Winter the structural elements of the garden have their moment of glory as the year comes to a close and the cycle of the seasons continues. Lavishly illustrated with photographs that capture both the light and detail of this magisterial space, this beautiful book will delight and inspire gardeners of every level. It is an exquisite celebration of garden design, passion and inspiration.

Organizing Nonprint Materials Second EditionOrganizing Nonprint Materials Second Edition


Author: Daily

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 082477504X


Page: 320

View: 275

Highlighting the increasing use of microcomputers in libraries by indicating their applications, strengths, and weaknesses, this outstanding new edition is updated to reflect the rapid growth in the range of nonprint materials and the technology for recording and reproducing them. Organizing Nonprint Materials, Second Edition surveys the various methods and problems of organizing these materials and describes the use of microcomputers both for storing nonprint items and keeping track of them ... greatly expands the previous edition's classified list of subject headings for pictures ... provides specific examples of catalog entries for each type of nonprint material ... and includes materials not treated in the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, compact audiodisks, microcomputer programs, as well as new standards for map and picture collections. Suitable for all types of libraries that collect nonprint materials, including academic, community, special, and private, this reference is essential reading for all librarians dealing with nonprint materials; library school instructors and administrators; media center specialists; information scientists; bibliographers; catalogers; and graduate students in library science. Book jacket.

Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain WestCutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West

So far , a dozen , from golf ball- to basketball - sized , have followed me home . ... Many of their spheres are carved from semi - precious stone , making them too pricey for the garden , but occasionally I find one of sandstone ...

Author: Marcia Tatroe

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555663877


Page: 224

View: 711

A guide to gardening in the Intermountain West, which includes parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The Fearless ShopperThe Fearless Shopper

Visit the outdoor Shona stone sculpture garden and gallery in Chapungu Village . Small Shona animal sculptures make great gifts from Zimbabwe , but shipping large pieces back home can get very expensive . Also , be aware that this stone ...

Author: Kathy Borrus

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1885211392


Page: 278

View: 215

Borrus, a former buyer for the Smithsonian Institution Museum Shops andurrently a specialty retail marketing consultant, prepares readers to taken the world, literally, with tips, wisdom, and anecdotes on everything fromack alley bargaining to cybershopping. She gives advice on shopping like a

Sculpture and the GardenSculpture and the Garden

Before completing Bentley Wood, Chermayeff and his wife rented Tickeridge Mill, near Wadsworth's country home, The Dairy House ... 1946–47, also in Hornton stone, continues the type in one of his few later sculptures sited in gardens.

Author: Patrick Eyres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351549585


Page: 196

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Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between sculpture and gardens over the last three centuries, focusing on four British archetypes: the Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian urban park, the outdoor spaces of twentieth-century modernism and the late-twentieth-century sculpture park. Through a series of case studies exploring the contemporaneous audiences of gardens, the book uncovers the social, political and gendered messages revealed by sculpture's placement and suggests that the garden can itself be read as a sculptural landscape.

Seductive JourneySeductive Journey

Not only was the soaring architecture astounding, but the skilled stonework was utterly new to Americans. In America, no building bore any stone carving at all; the only substantial carved stones Willard had seen back home were ...

Author: Harvey Levenstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226473796


Page: 412

View: 363

For centuries, France has cast an extraordinary spell on travelers. Harvey Levenstein's Seductive Journey explains why so many Americans have visited it, and tells, in colorful detail, what they did when they got there. The result is a highly entertaining examination of the transformation of American attitudes toward French food, sex, and culture, as well as an absorbing exploration of changing notions of class, gender, race, and nationality. Levenstein begins in 1786, when Thomas Jefferson instructed young upper-class American men to travel overseas for self-improvement rather than debauchery. Inspired by these sentiments, many men crossed the Atlantic to develop "taste" and refinement. However, the introduction of the transatlantic steamship in the mid-nineteenth century opened France to people further down the class ladder. As the upper class distanced themselves from the lower-class travelers, tourism in search of culture gave way to the tourism of "conspicuous leisure," sex, and sensuality. Cultural tourism became identified with social-climbing upper-middle-class women. In the 1920s, prohibition in America and a new middle class intent on "having fun" helped make drunken sprees in Paris more enticing than trudging through the Louvre. Bitter outbursts of French anti-Americanism failed to jolt the American ideal of a sensual, happy-go-lucky France, full of joie de vivre. It remained Americans' favorite overseas destination. From Fragonard to foie gras, the delicious details of this story of how American visitors to France responded to changing notions of leisure and blazed the trail for modern mass tourism makes for delightful, thought-provoking reading. "...a thoroughly readable and highly likable book."—Deirdre Blair, New York Times Book Review

Art Of Japanese GardensArt Of Japanese Gardens

From them it is seen that the best designs were created in the Kamakura period when stone carving reached its peak. Good designs were also made in Muromachi, but, after that, the art seemed to decline, and later designs are not so ...

Author: Kuck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136213625


Page: 390

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Japanese Gardens for todayJapanese Gardens for today

This is the garden of a novelist's home. What gave it life and vitality? More thananything else it was the placing of the old Buddhist stone carving in this comparatively bare plot of ground. It has spiritual meaning for the man who ...

Author: David Engel

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903894


Page: 298

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With extensive photographs and diagrams, this book explains the philosophy and practice of Japanese gardening. An important classic of gardening instruction, Japanese Gardens for Today is a practical down-to-earth explanation of the basic rules of Japanese garden design and care. It is sure to prove of great value to both the professional landscape architect and to the green-thumbed home owner, whether he is designing an entirely new garden or only seeking an illusion of spaciousness and rightness in a tiny courtyard or corner. Photographs of historic Japanese gardens and the private, modern gardens of Japanese homes are given alongside useful rule-of-thumb practices and techniques. The books wealth of drawings are fully integrated with clear, succinct text to present the first full and practical treatment of the subject ever published in English.