The Art of the Stonemason

Autor Ian Cramb
en Limba Engleză Paperback – iul 2021

Author Ian Cramb was a fifth-generation stonemason who relied on traditional methods to create and restore beautiful stone structures. In this do-it-yourself manual for homeowners, masonry contractors, and restoration specialists, Cramb drew on his fifty years of life experience in the craft to cover restoration techniques for historic structures in the U.S. and Britain.

The book covers various types of stone, stone-cutting, and traditional mortar mixes for walls, foundations, and buildings.

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ISBN-13: 9780811739801
ISBN-10: 0811739805
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 178 x 229 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Rowman & Littlefield

Notă biografică

Ian Cramb began his apprenticeship at age fourteen in Scotland, became Master Stonemason in the 1950s and restored the monastic buildings at Iona Abbey. He moved to the U.S. in the late ¿50s and set stone on the U.S. Capitol. He lived in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Cramb died in 2013.


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.