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ISBN:
0862785774
Author:
Pat McAfee
Category:
Engineering
Language:
English
Publisher:
O'Brien (April 1, 2001)
Pages:
224 pages
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1997 kb
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Author: Pat McAfee ISBN 10: 0862785774. Title: Stone Buildings Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Books will be free of page markings.

Author: Pat McAfee ISBN 10: 0862785774. Published On: 2001-04-01 SKU: 7719-9780862785772.

This book is a plea for a sympathetic approach to the conservation and repair of traditional stone buildings. These beautiful buildings are in danger of disappearing from the landscape because they are not yet properly understood

This book is a plea for a sympathetic approach to the conservation and repair of traditional stone buildings. These beautiful buildings are in danger of disappearing from the landscape because they are not yet properly understood. Here is a book about saving them by applying traditional techniques in a sympathetic manner, using materials and methods that are in harmony with their nature.

Stone Buildings book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is a plea for a sympathetic approach to the conservation and repair of traditional stone buildings.

Includes a survey of stone buildings world-wide. People who bought this also bought. Pat McAfee is a stone mason and lectures widely, both in Ireland and abroad, on all aspects of stonework. Much of the information is practical, hands-on, and intended for the enthusiastic householder as well as the more experienced builder, with step-by-step instructions from an acknowledged expert. Read full description. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- People who bought this also bought. Irish Stone Walls: History, Building, Conservation by Pat McAfee (Paperback, 2011).

Books Ireland Books Ireland). Pat McAfee communicates with a clarity that is based on knowledge. A new bible for stone workers and stone wall fanatics everywhere. Pat McAfee is a one-man geological Faith of Our Fathers. This book should be on the desk of every local authority architect, engineer and planner. Prof Loughlin Kealy, School of Architecture, UCD). Dry stone walls are an icon of Ireland and, as McAfee shows, have been used here since ancient times. Very well illustrated with photos, drawings and diagrams, this is of real value as much to the professional as to the amateur stonemason.

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Patrick McAfee is an expert stonemason who runs workshops on stone and lime. He is the author of Irish Stone Walls.

Patrick Justin McAfee (born May 2, 1987) is an American football analyst, professional wrestling analyst, podcaster, small business owner, and retired football punter. He played eight seasons for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was a placekicker at West Virginia and was drafted by the Colts in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

This unique guide by expert stone mason Pat McAfee covers the history of this ancient tradition . Number One Bestseller A unique history and 'how to' book on one of Ireland's most distinctive landscape features - the stone wall

This unique guide by expert stone mason Pat McAfee covers the history of this ancient tradition, giving illustrated examples and step-by-step instructions on constructing, conserving and repairing stone walls of all types - whether dry stone or mortar. See all 7 brand new listings. Number One Bestseller A unique history and 'how to' book on one of Ireland's most distinctive landscape features - the stone wall. The Irish countryside is a patchwork of over 250,000 miles of stone wall. Built from local stone according to the style of each region - dry stone in the West and the Mourne mountains or mortar elsewhere - these walls are an intrinsic part of the landscape.

The materials and skills needed to preserve and rebuild any old stone building, from the humblest cottage to the grandest castle, are examined in this book. Many stone buildings throughout the world have become derelict or incorrectly repaired because there is a false impression that it is either impossible or very expensive to make old buildings habitable. Using traditional techniques, this guide shows the proper methods of restoration and maintenance while examining how the buildings were originally constructed. In addition to stone, it covers lime mortars, renders, and other traditional finishes, and provides information on repairing stone arches, stone cutting, and stone quarries.
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Written by a stone mason, the title is somewhat ambiguous. If one is expecting an overview of historic buildings consructed around the world using stone as their primary exterior and/or structural system, one will be disappointed. This is written by an Irish stone mason who describes his experience in Ireland with traditional methods for the conservation and construction of stone buildings. As such, it is a very helpful book. It could have used some judicious editing to improve the quality of the writing.
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In connection with a construction project at Princeton University I searched hard, with assistance of the University's Library and interlibrary transfers, to identify the BEST resources on traditional masonry construction. STONE BUILDINGS, and its cohort IRISH STONE WALLS by the same author and publisher, are truly outstanding. One should not be distracted by the word Irish in a title. I'm not an art historian, but expect the principles and techniques described apply to any traditional masonry construction with English or Irish (and to some extent any European) cultural heritage. These are NOT field manuals for modern masonry construction using portland cement, steel reinforcing, assemblies and details now in widespread commercial use. Rather McAfee focuses on load bearing stone, dry laid or with lime mortar. Thorough knowledge of these "outdated" materials and techniques are of critical import in conserving and restoring old buildings. But the value of McAfee's work is not exclusively historical. Some of the principles we admire in old stone walls and historical buildings are properly applicable to new construction. McAfee's books will benefit any architect in using (or recognizing) traditional and "vernacular" building styles; to any mason working in stone; to anyone concerned with quality craft in masonry construction; to anyone else who appreciates historical building forms, materials and methods of construction. If bigger, Patrick McAfee's books would qualify as "coffee table" items; they are certainly beautiful enough. For those who are interested they also appear intensely practical, whether or not one is in a position to use the methods elucidated. The author dares to posit (rarely) a few aesthetic judgements, with which a reader might disagree or might find inconsistent with local project considerations. But even these opinions are valuable to anyone who strives to understand, or judge the qualities of, historical structures. Architects, trade craftspersons, preservationists, and all others interested in traditional masonry should have STONE BUILDINGS, along with its sibling IRISH STONE WALLS, in their libraries.