September 2015: From The Editor

Words: Dan KamysSeptember 2015

Majestic Masonry

Jennifer MorrellJennifer Morrell Editor jmorrell@lionhrtpub.com

I recently was approached by the publisher of a new book that caught my eye. The book now is on my coffee table, gaining a lot of attention from all who pass by. And how could it not? It’s large, blue, heavy, and chock full of images of some of the most incredible masonry masterpieces I’ve ever seen in one collection. “Cathedrals Built by the Masons” by Russell Herner (Schiffer Publishing Ltd.) is described as showcasing “vaulted ceilings, stained-glass windows, and flying buttresses,” and boy, does it ever. The book explores Gothic architecture as well as the tools and stonemasons behind this art. CathedralWith all of the traditional brick buildings found around the United States, we forget that other types of opulent masonry work exist all over the world, bold and mighty in all their beauty. This book provides a good history lesson on not only cathedrals, but also the master builders who designed and built them. For masonry enthusiasts like us, it’s great reading! To dress up your coffee table and learn something you might not have known about your craft, email jessem@schifferbooks.com for more information on “Cathedrals Built by the Masons.”
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