In the Company of Stone

In the Company of Stone

By: Snow, Dan; Mauss, Peter [Photographer]

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""Finding stone, choosing it, and letting go of it are the three things a waller does. I'd miss any one of them too much if I asked someone else to do them for me. I may work by myself, but I'm not alone. I'm in the company of stone.""

Daniel Snow is a waller, an artisan who builds walls, terraces, caverns, and the occasional sphere or pool out of dry stone. It's an ancient skil-- building with only what the earth provides. No mortar, no nails, nothing to hold his creations together except gravity, an invisible glue he can sense in the stones' "conversations" of squeaks and rumbles. A hollow sound means a void needs to be filled; a solid fit is secured with the sound of a bolt being thrown. Snow's evocative prose and Peter Mauss's richly textured photographs of Snow's work reveal the nuance and beauty of walling-- and of one man's relationship with nature. The result is by turns poetic and practical.

Title: In the Company of Stone

Author: Snow, Dan; Mauss, Peter [Photographer]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Artisan: 2007-01-30

ISBN/UPC Number: 1579653472

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781579653477

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781579653477

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