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Irish Stone Walls

Irish Stone Walls

History, Building, Conservation

  • Author: Patrick McAfee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780862784782
  • Category: Stone walls
  • Page: 175
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Stone walls are a remarkable & historic feature of the Irish landscape. This book describes their history, showing the uses of stone in Ireland through the ages in walls & buildings. Includes a how-to section.

Irish Stone Walls

Irish Stone Walls

History, Building, Conservation

  • Author: Pat McAfee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781847172341
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 176
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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. 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. It includes: History of stone in Ireland How to build dry stone and mortar walls Basic and more advanced techniques Dos and don'ts of repair work Appropriate conservation methods

The Art and Craft of Stonescaping

The Art and Craft of Stonescaping

Setting and Stacking Stone

  • Author: David Reed
  • Publisher: Lark Books
  • ISBN: 9781579900182
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 160
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Explains the fine points of dry-stacked and dry-laid stonework, including gathering tools, selecting materials, and shaping the stones while offering instructions for stacking a stone retaining wall and laying a courtyard with fieldstone

Rock Fences of the Bluegrass

Rock Fences of the Bluegrass

  • Author: Carolyn Murray-Wooley, Karl Raitz
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 9780813126869
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: N.A
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The western is arguably the most iconic and influential genre in American cinema. The solitude of the lone rider, the loyalty of his horse, and the unspoken code of the West render the genre popular yet lead it to offer a view of America's history that is sometimes inaccurate. For many, the western embodies America and its values. In recent years, scholars had declared the western genre dead, but a steady resurgence of western themes in literature, film, and television has reestablished the genre as one of the most important. In The Philosophy of the Western, editors Jennifer L. McMahon and B. Steve Csaki examine philosophical themes in the western genre. Investigating subjects of nature, ethics, identity, gender, environmentalism, and animal rights, the essays draw from a wide range of westerns including the recent popular and critical successes Unforgiven (1992), All the Pretty Horses (2000), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), and No Country for Old Men (2007), as well as literature and television serials such as Deadwood. The Philosophy of the Western reveals the influence of the western on the American psyche, filling a void in the current scholarship of the genre.

Stone Building: How to Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures the Old Way (Countryman Know How)

Stone Building: How to Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures the Old Way (Countryman Know How)

  • Author: Kevin Gardner
  • Publisher: The Countryman Press
  • ISBN: 1581574312
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 240
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A practical guide to simple stone building projects for your yard Nothing matches the look and feel of stone structures in and around your home. Yet most people are intimidated by the very thought of masonry, despite the obvious rewards. In Stone Building, Kevin Gardner distills his decades of experience building and maintaining iconic New England–style stone walls into this concise, informative guide. Gardner offers step-by-step instructions for building everything from flagstone walkways to classic patios and ornate fire pits. He also offers time-tested tips to help care for your stone, as well as repair and restoration advice for existing structures.

Kentucky Bluegrass Country

Kentucky Bluegrass Country

  • Author: R. Gerald Alvey
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9780878055449
  • Category: History
  • Page: 322
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Horse breeding, the cultures of tobacco and bourbon, the forms of architecture, the codes of the hunt, the traditions of gambling and dueling, convivial celebrations, regional foodways--all of these are ingredients in the folklife of the Inner Bluegrass Region that is the focus of this fascinating book.

Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes

Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes

Building the Victorian Suburbs, 1850-1901

  • Author: Susan Galavan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317044681
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 164
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In 1859, Dubliners strolling along country roads witnessed something new emerging from the green fields. The Victorian house had arrived: wide red brick structures stood back behind manicured front lawns. Over the next forty years, an estimated 35,000 of these homes were constructed in the fields surrounding the city. The most elaborate were built for Dublin’s upper middle classes, distinguished by their granite staircases and decorative entrances. Today, they are some of the Irish capital’s most highly valued structures, and are protected under strict conservation laws. Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes is the first in-depth analysis of the city’s upper middle-class houses. Focusing on the work of three entrepreneurial developers, Susan Galavan follows in their footsteps as they speculated in house building: signing leases, acquiring plots and sourcing bricks and mortar. She analyses a select range of homes in three different districts: Ballsbridge, Rathgar and Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), exploring their architectural characteristics: from external form to plan type, and detailing of materials. Using measured surveys, photographs, and contemporary drawings and maps, she shows how house design evolved over time, as bay windows pushed through façades and new lines of coloured brick were introduced. Taking the reader behind the façades into the interiors, she shows how domestic space reflected the lifestyle and aspirations of the Victorian middle classes. This analysis of the planning, design and execution of Dublin’s bourgeois homes is an original contribution to the history of an important city in the British Empire.

Celtic Culture: A-Celti

Celtic Culture: A-Celti

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851094407
  • Category: Civilization, Celtic
  • Page: 2128
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Exploring the History and Heritage of Irish Landscapes

Exploring the History and Heritage of Irish Landscapes

  • Author: Patrick J. Duffy
  • Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781851829651
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This book examines the historiography of landscape studies, identifying the major sources which can be of use to historians - ranging from sources relating to the natural environment and cultural landscapes of settlement and the built environment, through major and local sources which can help reconstruct landscapes of medieval and modern Ireland.

The Sportsman's Cabinet, and Town and Country Magazine

The Sportsman's Cabinet, and Town and Country Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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