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    DescriptionDrawing 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.


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    Title
    The Art of the Stonemason
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Cramb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 174
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780911469271
    ISBN 10: 0911469273
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000
    DC22: 693/.1, 693.1
    BISAC V2.8: ARC014000, TEC005060
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TH5411 .C73 2006
    Thema V1.0: AMC, TNT, TNKX
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    A.C.Hood
    Imprint name
    A.C.Hood
    Publication date
    15 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania