The Art of the Stonemason PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Art of the Stonemason free pdf Drawing on five generations of family tradition as stonemasons in his native Scotland, Ian Cramb created this masterful work to pass on his knowledge and experience to craftsmen who wish to learn the ancient, but still necessary, principles of the stonemason's art. Since original publication by Betterway Books in 1992, this book has established itself as an essential learning tool for masons doing new construction and also those engaged in restoration of historic stone structures.
Beginning with a detailed discussion of building with "random rubble," which is the name for the early Celtic art of building with irregular stones bedded on mortar, the author proceeds to more complex projects such as fireplaces, stairs, arches, bridges and more. There is extensive treatment of various restoration techniques involved with historic structures both in the US and Britain, some as old as 1000 years. In additon the author covers various types of stone, stone-cutting, etc. as well as using tradional mortar mixes, which have demonstrated their utility in stone walls and buildings which have lasted for many centuries.
The Art of the Stonemason is profusely illustrated with the author's meticulous line drawings and photographs.
Ian Cramb began his apprenticeship at the age of 14 in Dunblane, Scotland. Surrounded by large estates, farm buildings, a ruined 13th century bishop's palace, two large fifteenth century castles, a Gothic cathedral, and numerous other stone buildings, Dunblane was an apprentice stonemason's paradise. In 1957 Mr. Cramb took over as master stonemason on the restoration of the monastic buildings around the abbey on Iona. He rebuilt the cloisters, restored St. Michael'sChapel, and also restored St. Oran's Chapel in the Cemetary of Kings, built in 1075. In 1959 Mr. Cramb moved to the US where he set stone and marble on the Capitol building, and then he acted as stone and marble mason for the Raeburn Building and World Bank Building in Washington, DC. He now lives in Bangor, Pennsylvania.

About Ian Cramb

However, at the moment we simply cannot present you with info on this Author Ian Cramb. However does not always mean that people fail to be with her assortment. We all consult you allow us in this particular subject. For those who have sparetime and want will probably greatly value if you tell us all the information. As soon as acquiring this sort of responses and details via customers regarding the The Art of the Stonemason Publisher Ian Cramb, most of us initial the woman's check. The moment many of us make certain that most accurate, simply article this. We all appreciate this aid as well as thanks ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Ian Cramb
Publisher : Alan C Hood
Data Published : 01 March 2006
ISBN : 0911469273
EAN : 9780911469271
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 174 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Art of the Stonemason



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Art of the Stonemason free pdfThe Art of the Stonemason

    Drawing on five generations of family tradition as stonemasons in his native Scotland. Ian Cramb created this masterful work to pass on his knowledge and experience to craftsmen who wish to learn the ancient..


  • Stone by Design free pdfStone by Design

    More than 125 gorgeous photographs showcase the beauty of award-winning stonemason Lew French's work in eight different homes. illustrating how rounded fieldstone..


  • Practical Masonry free pdfPractical Masonry

    Regarded by many as the stonemason's bible. Practical Masonry has for many years been one of the best technical stone masonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons..


  • Dressed Stone free pdfDressed Stone

    The use of dressed stone has a long-standing tradition. Not only does building with this fascinating material require skill and experience. innovative applications now present planners and practitioners with considerable new challenges..


  • Simple Stonescaping free pdfSimple Stonescaping

    Aimed at beginners. this title contains guidelines for domestic stone construction projects including patios. waterfalls. stone benches. steps. paths and walkways. It also includes guidance on making mortar..


  • The Art of the Stonemason free pdfThe Art of the Stonemason

    . Drawing on five generations of family tradition as stonemasons in his native Scotland, Ian Cramb created this masterful work to pass on his knowledge and experience to craftsmen who wish to learn th