Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cob in Cornwall's new book

Friends of Shedworking Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce from Cob in Cornwall have a smashing new book out, 'Using Natural Finishes: Lime and Earth based plasters, renders and paints. A Step by Step Guide'. The book covers all aspects of the preparation and application of wall finishes made from lime and earth and the couple say they wanted it to be both informative and practical. "Our desire," they say, "is that this book can further encourage and make accessible the use of these traditional and ecological materials in both new and historic buildings." It's already got the thumbs up from various luminaries (“This highly informative and sumptuous book shows how the threat of climate change is also an opportunity to make buildings more beautiful.” Sunand Prasad, President of RIBA; “Adam and Katy are rethinking how we build and coming up with something beautiful.” John Vidal, Environement editor of The Guardain) and it definitely gets the Shedworking seal of approval. More information, sample chapters, and a link to ordering it attheir site here. I'm delighted to say that Cob in Cornwall will feature in the Shedworking book due out later this year.

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