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Stone by Design [Hardcover]

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Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   2.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 8, 2005
Publisher   Gibbs Smith, Publisher
ISBN  1586854437  
EAN  9781586854430  
UPC  158685443718  

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More than 125 gorgeous photographs showcase the beauty of award-winning stonemason Lew French's work in eight different homes, illustrating how rounded fieldstone, gray slate, rough granite, and even curvy driftwood can be incorporated into stunning pieces of functional art.

French provides charming narration for each project: how an idea came to be; how a stone-splitting technique is executed; even how one of his most difficult pieces, a three-year-long project, was saved from ruin the day it was completed.

With its contemporary hearths of rustic slate, sculptured walls of both great granite slabs as well as stacked and rounded fieldstones, "Stone By Design: The Artistry of Lew French" will inspire design lovers to incorporate this material in home interiors and exteriors, whether as an artful writer's studio, a playful fireplace, or a carefully crafted garden pathway.

More than just a stunning tribute to the work of Lew French and his unique vision and craft, this book celebrates both the function and form of stone. It's the perfect inspiration for anyone interested in adding the beauty of stone to their home or landscape.

Lew French was born in the small farming town of Zumbrota, Minnesota. He started to work with stone when he was just nineteen years old. He moved to Martha's Vineyard twenty years ago and has worked on his own stone designs exclusively since. His work has been featured in the "New York Times," "House Beautiful," "The Boston Globe Magazine," "Architectural Digest," and "Metropolitan Home." He has also been featured on HGTV's "Modern Masters" and local programs in the Northeast. He has two sons, Asa and Truman.

Alison Shaw is a fine-art and editorial photographer who lives and works on Martha's Vineyard, which has provided the inspiration and subject matter for much of her color and black-and-white photography. Over five thousand of her original fine-art prints are in public and private collections. Alison's work appears regularly in "Yankee Magazine," "Martha's Vineyard Magazine," and "Cape Cod Life." She teaches photography workshops for the Maine Photographic Workshops and Santa Fe Workshops. Alison lives with her family in Oak Bluffs.

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More About Lew French & Alison Shaw

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lew French was born in a small farming town in southern Minnesota, called Zumbrota. He started to work with stone when he was nineteen years old. He had a small construction crew right out of high school and built one or two houses a year. This is when he started to explore with stone.

He moved to Martha's Vineyard twenty years ago, and for the past twenty years has worked on his own stone designs exclusively. His work has been featured in the New York Times and House Beautiful.

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Fabulous ideas for working with stone  Oct 12, 2008
With spare text and pages of striking photographs, Stone by Design showcases the exuberant craft of the master mason, Minnesotan Lew French. While frequently working outside, on garden structures, walls, ponds, and pathways, he is equally at home working within the confines of a house. His mosaic fireplaces display a design sensibility that manages to capitalize on both the strength and an inherently playful aspect of stone. The conclusion of the book, a lengthy interview entitled The Making of an Artist, reveals a thoughtful and sensitive craftsman, who cites three primary influences in helping "formulate my ideas about stone." Despite their different approaches, architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudi, and the artist Richard Iammarino, with whom French has collaborated, each serve as inspiration for French's own challenging and innovative twist on stone work.
Great Book!  Sep 1, 2008
This was a great book on the stonework that was pictured. My wife does stone work and this has given her many idea's!. Simply a lovely, interesting read and view, and I highly recommend it! The things he does with stone is simply amazing.
great book, wonderful photos  Aug 28, 2008
this is a wonderful book, full of amazing photos of a skilled craftsman
we will enjoy it for many years
Shows stonework can be true art.  Jun 16, 2008
This book is 5 stars all the way. Lew French shows his masterful stonework in the many photos this book provides. If you are interested in what can be done in stone and how stone can be used to create a "WOW FACTOR", this book is made to order.
Every other page has photos that are "WOW".
Is you love stone you need to see this book.
Stone By Design  May 28, 2008
Caught a TV article on Lew French - CBS Sunday Morning. What a fabulous
artist! I bought the book based on the show. The book was not as good
but not bad. It's still very interesting stuff with some beautiful photography.

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