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Dry Stone Walling: Materials and Techniques Contributor(s): Aitken, Nick (Author)

Dry Stone Walling: Materials and Techniques Contributor(s): Aitken, Nick (Author)

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Dry Stone Walling: Materials and Techniques
Contributor(s): Aitken, Nick (Author)

ISBN: 0719841674    EAN: 9780719841675
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)  
US SRP: $29.99 US 
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: October 10, 2023

Provides a brief history of the development of dry stone walls Describes the different types of stone, and where to source them Includes step-by-step guides to the components and construction of walls Addresses features such as corners, curves, slopes, openings and arches Provides techniques for repairing gaps and building retaining walls Presents examples of modern dry stone structures Includes a useful glossary of terms, bibliography and list of international dry stone walling organizations.

Nick Aitken is a Scottish drystane dyker, now retired to the Pacific Northwest, USA. He is a qualified Master Craftsman and instructor through the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He has worked throughout the Scottish Highlands and Islands, from Glencoe to Caithness and St Kilda, and is familiar with many stone types and dry stone building techniques. In 2001 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to travel from Nova Scotia to New York to study the local dry stone walls and stonework, ancient and modern. That trip, and others to Ireland, Austria, Mallorca and Canada, convinced him that dry stone walls are infinitely variable and, at the same time, all fundamentally similar.

Physical Info: 0.4" H x 9.6" L x 7.4" W (1.25 lbs) 192 pages

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