EXTRUDER, MOLD & TILE: Forming Techniques: This book contains a wealth of information on forming techniques that go beyond throwing and handbuilding. More than 25 artists share their techniques, tips and inspiring stories about working in clay with a different angle. Whether it's using creative molding techniques, exploring the limits of the extruder, or applying different approaches to tile work, these artists explore processes that range from the conventional to the unorthodox..
Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of the vibrant and unique pastel medium. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques like blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in the world of pastels. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated. Master key concepts quickly, and then promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises.
Build economical and resilient earthbag structures using simple tools and techniques. Earthbag construction- building with polypropylene bags usually filled with earthen materials- is a versatile, easy-to-master, low-impact, and highly durable form of building, suitable for structures from houses to root cellars. Containing over 75 photos and illustrations, Essential Earthbag Constructionis a practical guide to this affordable method of building. Going well beyond the scope of other sources, this indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine if it's the right choice for your project, and to start building. Distilling decades of experience, research, and best practices, it covers: Material specifications, performance, and when and where to use it Pros and cons of different fills from gravel, to earth and clay, to insulative perlite, rice hulls, and volcanic stone Illustrated, step-by-step guidance for efficient bag filling and installation Details for various designs, including domes and arches Foundation options and seismic and stability considerations Finishing and maintenance techniques Tools and materials.
Plasters, paints and coatings are what define surfaces, create spatial effects and interplay with light. How they are used is decisive for a building s appearance, and they also serve as a protective layer. A new volume in the DETAIL practice series, Plaster, Render, Paint and Coatings presents a survey of impressive proven and innovative solutions. The authors describe and define the basic essentials, show what to look for and offer valuable tips for practical applications. Taking two example buildings, the authors also document the structural design of all important connection points at a scale of 1:10. New building or renovation: solutions for the application of plaster and paint Guide: Which paint for which surfaces? Design details for solutions with external thermal insulation composite systems Separate manufacturer s guidelines for plasters and paints
A veritable cookbook of natural plaster recipes and techniques for beautiful, durable finishes Natural plasters made of clay, lime, and other materials mixed with sand are beautiful building finishes. Fun to work with, low-impact, and allowing infinite creativity, they are high performance and provide proven, centuries-long durability. Yet until now there's been no resource that has pulled together the best North American plaster recipes and how-to into one place. Essential Natural Plasters covers it all: Sourcing and selecting materials, including site-soils Clay, lime, and gypsum plasters as well as fibers and amendments Interior and exterior use and specialty plasters such as tadelakt for bathrooms Preparing substrates, from straw bales and cob to lath and Sheetrock How to set up a safe, efficient worksite Mixing, testing, tinting, repairing, and applying plasters.
Handling this traditional but still captivating building material has its quirks, today perhaps more than ever. On the one hand it can no longer be taken for granted that stonemasonry skills will be readily available, while there are also new requirements and applications, not to mention damaging environmental influences, that create uncertainty for planners and implementers. This book is designed to provide assistance. - From cornice to curtain-walling: all details in words and sectional drawings - Are you looking for a particular stone?