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Stone by Design
 
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Lew French
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Stone by Design

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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
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Published (first published August 8th 2005)
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Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a birthday gift. I have known about Lew French for quite some time and have been drooling over this book but never picked it up. I regret not having done so long ago.

This is the kind of work I aspire to do. I really like the look of naturally stacked stones - no cuts or chipping etc and that is what French is known for; tight fits and a beautiful flow that is mesmerizing. While I have built fireplaces and walls that come close, I also realize it is going to take a few mo
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Bookseller: Eric

OK, it's settled, we're selling the Bookloft and I'm becoming a stone mason...
Check this book out and prepare to be inspired to go out and gather stone and start stacking.

Lew French combines the unique artistry of Andy Goldsworthy and the functionality of Yankees like Helen & Scott Nearing to create some truly magnificent work. And all without an ounce of mortar. This is a beautiful book - and reasonably priced.
June
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our Master Gardener Association met Lew French at our conference last week. A humble man with a remarkable talent. He spoke to us of the projects that are highlighted in this book . It was a gorgeous and inspiring presentation. I purchased this coffee table book to keep the beauty and the inspiration of his work close to hand. If only I could behold his work in person .....
Sheryl
Jan 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sheryl by: CBS Sunday Morning Show
Amazing photos of stone work by a construction worker on Martha's Vineyard. Didn't read it word-for-word but was very taken with the photography. I think the book caught my eye because of our stone house and all the stone on our property. Any friends feel free to borrow it.
Lauren
Jan 09, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
beautiful showcase of his work.... but doesn't really serve as a design resource
Libby
Jul 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I saw this book on CBS Sunday Morning and had to pick it up. French's artistry is a treat for the eye and the photographs in this coffee table book bring it to life.
Barbara
Mar 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gorgeous book of superb stonework. I could get lost in the photos, but also am intrigued by his engineering as well as his artistry.
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