Built With Stone

This design book showcases the work of eight master stoneworkers from around the United States in a wide variety of interior and exterior projects.

 

Large, full-color photography captures stone constructions including retaining walls, steps, fireplaces, patios, water features, and free standing structures.

 

Each artist's work is featured in a dedicated chapter and shows a selection of techniques, including dry stacking, mortaring, paving, and carving. Though these craftsmen adhere to different aesthetics, the fundamentals of their craft and their patience for building something with permanence is common throughout.

 

From small garden walls to two-story fireplaces, here is the grand, simple, and sustainable work of contemporary stone artisans for designers, students, and homeowners.

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Arts and Crafts Houses

Tour sixteen beautifully restored homes built and decorated in the Arts and Craft style, an early twentieth-century movement to counter the increasing urbanization and mechanization of human life.

 

Nearly 300 color photos detail links between nature and human skill and capture architectural elements of the Arts and Crafts bungalow.

 

This book is a must have for Arts and Crafts followers and ideal for all woodworkers, glass workers, masons, and collectors, offering insight and design inspiration through images of built-in cabinets, stained glass windows, brick fireplaces, and antique displays.

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Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima

Homes of the Master Wood Artisans

A rich collection of imagery explores the actual homes of three of the most esteemed wood artist/craftsmen of the modern era: Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima.


Tour the private homes of these masters and compare their innovations and vision through the medium of their own homes, gardens, and work areas. Step into their environments, where aesthetics are most accurately realized.

VIEW GALLERY

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Lowcountry Plantations

Visit treasured house museums in South Carolina's Lowcountry and nearby Georgia, exploring the essence of antebellum elegance.

 

Two hundred twenty-two lovely color photographs guide you through the corridors of nine classically built, exquisite manor homes and the shaded pathways that wend through heirloom gardens.

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HANDMADE HOUSES

Visit a dozen exciting homes where the owners have ignored standard building practices in favor of creative alternatives.

 

These homes, found from Massachusetts to California, are expressive of individuality as well as artistry, and you'll be inspired to branch out and craft your own unique living space.​

 

This book pays tribute to a long line of thrifty and artistically gifted homeowners who have created beauty from simple materials to live in homes that are art.

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THE KITCHEN GUIDE

A wide range of treatments for every aspect of kitchen design is explored. The 427 professional color photos display many kitchen styles designed by specialists in this dynamic field. Architectural elements, such as ceiling treatments, columns, and window

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