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Sourcebook of Decorative Stone An Illustrated Identification Guide

ISBN-10: 1554072549
ISBN-13: 9781554072545
Edition: 2007
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Description: An authoritative reference to 300 types of ancient and modern ornamental stone. For professional decorators, architects, landscape designers and masonry contractors, this is a comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

An authoritative reference to 300 types of ancient and modern ornamental stone. For professional decorators, architects, landscape designers and masonry contractors, this is a comprehensive guide to the identification of decorative stone used in exterior and interior construction, architectural adornment, in-lays and artifacts. For art historians, curators, conservators, archaeologists, surveyors, engineers, jewelers and sculptors, this book will be an excellent reference. Organized by geological type, the book provides comprehensive coverage of 300 types of decorative stone, from the most common to the exquisitely rare. Large, sharp, color photographs accompany descriptions of where the stones are quarried, how they are related and how they differ in structure and appearance. There is information on: Appearance Provenance and availability Grain Geological description Structural features Hardness and durability Size and price Major uses. Practical uses are discussed, and historical and cultural details add context. For example, bowenite, often called "new jade," is the state mineral of Rhode Island, where it is actively quarried. Full color illustrations, thorough descriptions and practical information combine to make The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone the definitive reference on this topic.

Introduction
All about decorative stones
Inspirational stone
A very ancient history
Taking a global view
A jungle of names
Out of the ground
The evolving Earth
Minerals-the basic building blocks
Igneous rocks
Sedimentary rocks
Fossils
Metamorphic rocks
What makes a good decorative stone?
Checklist for identifying decorative stones
The stones
Alabasters and travertines
Alabastro di Volterra
English alabaster
Egyptian alabaster
Alabastro a giaccione
Pakistan onyx marble
Mexican onyx marble
Yava onyx
Alabastro a tartaruga
Alabastro di Busca
Alabastro di Palombara
Gibraltar stone
Alabastro a pecorella
Alabastro fiorito
Travertino di Civitavecchia
Persian travertine
Travertino di Tivoli
Tartaro di Tivoli
Travertine oro
Other alabasters and travertines
White marbles
Pentelic marble
Parian marble
Thasian marble
White marbles of Tuscany
Identifying white marble - filling in the puzzle
Alabama white marble
Danby marble
Colorado Yule
White Makrana
Other white marbles
Grey and black marbles and limestones
Bardiglio
Greco scritto
Ashburton marble
Cherokee, solar grey
Proconnesian marble
Cipollino nero
Bigio antico
Nero antico, bigio morato
Ashford black marble
Irish black marble
Belgian black marble
Champlain black
Negro Marquina
Imperial black marble
Marmo Portoferraio
Grand antique, petit antique
Simulating stone - faux marble and scagliola
Portoro
Giallo e nero di Carrara
Noir St Laurent
King gold
Other grey and black marbles and limestones
Yellow and brown marbles and limestones
Giallo antic
Giallo di Siena
Breccia dorata
Giallo di Verona
Breccia nuvolata
Crema Valencia
Giallo tigrato
Breccia corallina giallastra
Vratza
Jerusalem stone
Crema marfil
Palombino antico
Alberese
Cotham marble
Landscapes in stone
Pietra paesina
Teakwood
Other yellow and brown marbles and limestones
Pink marbles and limestones
Marmo del Duomo
Rosa Portogallo
Etowah marble
Tennessee pink marble
Stone in a New World
Norwegian rose
Cork red marble
Breccia corallina
Broccatellone
Cottanello
Marmo carnagione
Breccia degli Appennini
Rose de Numidie
Nembro rosato
Rosa perlino
Rosso Verona
Breccia pernice
Encarnado
Adneter marmor
Rossc Montecitorio
Rojo Alicante
Other pink marbles and limestones
Red and violet marbles and limestones
Cipollino rosso, rosso brecciato
Rosso antico
Duke's red
Griotte
Rouge Languedoc, incarnat
Breche sanguine
Breccia rossa Appenninica
Belgian red marbles
Breccia pavonazza
Fior di pesco
Breccia di Settebasi, semesanto
Marmo pavonazzetto
Breccia bruna del Testaccio
Breccia di Seravezza
Fior di pesco Apuano
Other red and violet marbles and limestones
Multicolored marbles and limestones
Cipollino mandolato, Campan
Africano
Breche Benou
Breccia aurora
Sarrancolin
Portasanta
In search of ancient quarries
Breccia di Aleppo
Breche Nouvelle
Breche d'Alet
Breche Medous
Sabalgarh marble
Breccia frutticolosa
Breccia della Villa Casali
Occhio di pernice
Breccia traccagnina
Breccia capitolina
Brecha da Arrabida
Diaspro tenero di Sicilia
Breccia Dalmazio, rozalit
Other multicolored marbles and limestones
Lumachellas and other fossiliferous limestones
Lumachella nera
Vytina black
Occhio di pavone bianco
Kilkenny fossil marble
Morocco fossil black
Morocco fossil brown
Lumachella d'Egitto
Lumachella d'Abruzzo
Pakistan fossil stone
Lumachellone antico
Sussex marble
Purbeck marble
Astracane dorato
Jaisalmer marble
Astracane di Verona
Occhio di pavone
Lumachella rosea
Austrian fire marble
Tennessee cedar
Spanish broccatello
Rosone di Trapani
Rasotica
Jura marble
Lumachella di San Vitale
Chiampo
Botticino
Derbyshire fossil limestone
Frosterley marble
Madrepore marble
Stellaria
Other lumachellas and fossiliferous limestones
Green marbles, "ophicalcites" and serpentinites
Cipollino verde
Cipollino Apuano
Connemara marble, Irish green
Verde ranocchia
Verde Impruneta
Verde di Prato
Rosso Levanto
Breccia Quintilina
Cornish serpentine
Mona marble
Tinos green
Vermont verde antique
Souvenirs in stone
Verde Genova
Vert Maurin
Val d'Aosta marbles
Verde antico
Serpentines from India
Other green marbles, "ophicalcites" and serpentinites
Other metamorphic rocks
Cumbrian slate
Bekhen-stone
Pietra Braschia
Russian aventurine
Indian aventurine
Azul Macaubas
Breccia verde d'Egitto
Breccia verde di Sparta
Verde marinace
Smaragdite di Corsica
Gabbro eufotide
Kashmir white
Kinawa
Stone in the street
Verde tropicale
Other metamorphic rocks
"Porphyries" and volcanic rocks
Imperial porphyry
Porfido Trentino
Elvan
Swedish porphyry
Porfido verde antico
Cosmati pavements
Porfido serpentino nero
Granito bigio
Peperino
Lava di Borghetto
Obsidian
Pietre del Vesuvio
Other "porphyries" and volcanic rocks
Granites and other plutonic rocks
Rubislaw granite
Barre granite
Bethel white granite
Cornish granite
Blanco perla
Rosa Baveno
Granito Sardo
Granito violetto
Granite rosso antico
Shap granite
Rosa Porrino
Red Peterhead granite
Balmoral granite
Dakota mahogany
Baltic brown
Luxullianite
Unakite
Larvikite
Marmo Misio
Granito del Foro
Orbicular granite
Granito della colonna
Granito bianco e nero
Granito verde antico
Stone in the home
Rustenburg
Granito nero antico
Nero Zimbabwe
Belfast black
Verde Ubatuba
Other plutonic rocks
Quartz and opal
Rock crystal, smoky quartz
Amethyst, citrine, rose quartz
Agate, onyx
Moss agate
Sard, carnelian
Prase, plasma and bloodstone
Chrysoprase
Ribbon jasper
Mookaite
Calcedonio di Volterra
Diaspri di Sicilia
Diaspro di Barga
Inlaid stone
Egyptian jasper
Landscape jasper
Leopardskin jasper
Ocean jasper
Tiger's eye, hawk's eye, tiger iron
Silicified wood
Precious opal
Other quartz and opal
Other decorative minerals
Jadeite jade
Nephrite jade
Bowenite
Malachite
Chrysocolla
Turquoise
Amazonite
Larimar
Sodalite, princess blue
Lapis lazuli
Labradorite
Labradorescent anorthoclase
Blue John
Fluorite
Charoite
Sugilite
Rhodochrosite
Thulite
Rhodonite
Stone for sculpture
Eudialyte
Ruby in zoisite
Steatite
Other decorative minerals
Finding out more
Index
Acknowledgments

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