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The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone

The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone


An Illustrated Identification Guide

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€ 39.95

Artikelcode: 8560

 

The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone - An Illustrated Identification Guide
288 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
28 x 24 cm
1,525 kg
English

An authoritative reference to 300 types of ancient and modern ornamental stone.

For professional decorators, architects, landscape designers and masonry contractors, this is a comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. For art historians, curators, conservators, archaeologists, surveyors, engineers, jewelers and sculptors, this book will be an excellent reference.

Organized by geological type, the book provides comprehensive coverage of 300 types of decorative stone, from the most common to the exquisitely rare. Large, sharp, color photographs accompany descriptions of where the stones are quarried, how they are related and how they differ in structure and appearance. There is information on:

* Appearance
* Provenance and availability
* Grain
* Geological description
* Structural features
* Hardness and durability
* Major uses.