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Stone in Scotland

Texts: Andrew McMillan, Ewan Hyslop, ,Ingval Maxwell

Earth Science Series

UNESCO Publishing 2006

 

 

Stone Built:  Orkney Photographs

Gunnie Moberg

Stromness Books and Prints 1979

Stone of Destiny

Pat Gerber

Canongate 1997  2005

Rosslyn

Texts : Helen Rosslyn,  Angelo Maggi & James Simpson

National Gallery of Scotland  2002

 

 

The Ascent of Man

J. Bronowski

1973

 

 

Gesture and Thought

David McNeill

Chicago University Press  2005

 

 

Gestures their Origins and Distribution

Desmond Morris, Peter Collett, Peter Marsh, Marie O’Shaughnessy

Jonathan Cape  1979

 

 

The Eyes of the Skin

Juhani Pallasmaa

Wiley & Sons  2005

 

 

The Fourth Dimension in Architecture

The Impact of Building on Behavior

Edward T. Hall

1995

 

 

Stone Architecture: Ancient and Modern Construction Skills

Alfonso Acocella

Lucense SKIRA 2006 

 

 

All the Ways of Building

L Lamprey

MacMillan 1955

Technology in the Ancient World

Henry Hodges

Penguin Books 1971

A History of Technology

Volume I

Singer, Holmyard and Hall

Oxford 1954 (1967)

The Substance of Civilization

Stephen L. Sass

Arcade Publishing 1998

 

 

Tools and their Uses

Prepared by the U.S.Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel

Dover  reprint  1971

 

 

The Nature and Art of Workmanship

David Pye

Cambium Press Cambridge University Press 1968

 

 

The Book of Trades

JostAmman & Hans Sachs

1568   Dover reprint 1973

 

 

The blacksmith’s Craft

Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas

1952

 

 

Stone Tool Traditions in the Contact Era

Edited by Charles R Cobb

University of Atlanta Press 2003

 

 

Vasari on Technique

Georgio Vasari

Translated by Louisa S Maclehose

Reprinted by Dover 1960

 

 

Sculpture: Processes and Principles

Rudolph Wittkower

Harper & Row 1977

 

 

Soft Stone Carving

C.A.I. Ritchie

St Martin’s Press 1973

 

 

The Materials of Sculpture

Nicholas Penny

Yale University Press

1993

 

 

The first third of the book is dedicated to stone, The Materials of Sculpture is a treasure of sculptural information and thought provoking nuggets of insight such as these:

“It is worth emphasizing that only one work of art illustrated here…was designed for viewing by electric light, yet hardly any of them can now be seen without it.”

or

“In the 1580’s [White Apuan marble]…was used by the ruler of Morocco for his new palace at Marrakesh (paid for with equal quanties of sugar).

And it also contains practical information for the investigator:

“There are two important collections of marble samples available for consultation in Britain. One is in the Sedgwick Museum of Geology in Cambridge University which was created in the late nineteenth century and can be viewed by appointment. It’s range is extraordinary, but it is less strong on the marbles used in antiquity than is the collection formed by Faustino Corsi in Rome in the early nineteenth century. The Corsi collection is now in the University Museum in Oxford; part of it is on display and the parts in store can be viewed by appointment.”

Michelangelo: A Self Portrait

Edited by Robert J, Clements

Prentice Hall 1963

 

 

Michelangelo

Anthony Bertram

Dutton  1964

Michelangelo’s Mountain

Eric Scigliano

Simon and Schuster  (Free Press ) 2005

 

 

Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations

Edited by Alan Wilkinson

Lund Humphrirs 2002

 

 

Sentences on Conceptual Art

Sol Lewit  1969

A Sculptors World

Isamu Noguchi,, preface by Buckminster Fuller

Harper & Row 1968

 

 

Scholar’ Rocks in Ancient China

The Suyuan Stone Catalogue

Kemin Hu

Weatherhill, Inc / Orchid Press  2002

 

 

Worlds Within  Worlds

The Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholars’ Rocks

Robert D Mowry,

Asia Society, New York

 

 

The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation

Vincent T. Covello & Yuri Yoshimura

Charles E. Tuttle Company

 

 

Kyoto Gardens

Kinsaku Nakane

Hoikusha Publishing 1985 ( 1965)

 

 

Peripheral Visions

Mary Catherine Bateson

Harper Collins 1994

 

 

The Mind in the Cave

David LewisWilliams

Thames & Hudson 2002

 

 

The Phenomenology of Perception

Maurice Merleau-Ponte

Routledge  1945

 

 

Mind and Nature: a necessary unity

Gregory Bateson

Harper Collins 1972

 

 

Gregory Bateson is one of the most fascinating thinkers for artists. His father was a geneticist  (and coined the word genetics.) Gregory began as an anthropologist, writing an unusual book in 1939 called Navin, which in the years since it was written has proved to be an important contribution to our understanding of context. In Navin  he describes a primitive culture from several points of view. This set the stage for later thinking about ecology. During WWII Bateson helped develop Cybernetics.

Bateson’s concept of the “Double Bind” earned his recognition as the father of family therapy.   His “meta dialogues” which form some of the individual chapters in his book  Mind and Nature are explanations of basic concepts such as entropy to questions posed by his six year old daughter. He continues to explore many topics in Notes Toward an Ecology of Mind always looking for what he calls “the pattern that connects.” 

A Sacred Unity

Gregory Bateson

Harper Collins 1991

 

 

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

Richard Rorty   

Princeton University Press

 

 

Forests: the Shadow of Civilization

Robert Pogue Harrison

Chicago University Press 1992

 

 

What Calls for Thinking

Martin Heidegger

 

 

Genesis

Michel Serres 

 University of Michigan Press 1995 (1982)

 

 

 

The Five Senses

Michel Serres

 

 

Empire of the Senses

The Sensual Culture Reader

Edited David Howes 

Berg/Oxford 2005

 

 

Techniques of the Observer

Jonathan Crary

MIT Press 1992

 

 

The Forge and the Crucible

Mircea Eliade

Harper & Row 1962 (1956)

 

 

Thought and Language

Lev Vygotsky

MIT Press 1986

 

 

The Materiality of Stone: Explorations in Landscape Phenomenology

Christopher Tilley

Berg Publishers 2004 

 

 

Volcanoes

John Farndon

Dorling Kindersley 1998

 

 

The Map that Changed the World

Simon Winchester

Viking 2001  / Penguin Books 2002

 

 

A Source-Book of Ancient History

George Willis and Lillie Shaw Botsford

Macmillan 1922

 

 

Socrates Ancestor

Indra Kagis McEwen

MIT 1993

 

 

The Secret Life of Dust

Hannah Holmes

John Wiley & Sons 2001

 

 

The Anatomy of Judgment

M. L. Johnson Abercrombie

Hutchinson of London 1960

 

 

Educating the Reflective Practitioner

Donald Schon

 

 

The Laws of Form

G. Spencer Brown

 

 

The Book of Questions Volume II

Edmond Jabes 

Wesleyan University Press 1991 (1976)

 

 

Presence and Absence

Robert Sokolowsky

1978

 


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