Author(s): Dan Snow
Stone structures elicit a true sense of wonder and are admired for their timelessness, beauty, and landscaping uses. The labour and artistry that go into Dan Snow's creations are just amazing - he is an artisan who builds walls, terraces, sheds bridges, and other beautiful and harmonious forms out of dry stone. Stone's engaging, rhapsodic prose reveals the nuance and beauty of this craft - and of an artist's relationship to nature. In thoughtful musings and detailed accounts of projects, "With Every Stone" explains the how to of stonework, but also the why.We learn that stone's grace comes from its unique characteristics - its capacity to give, its surprising fluidity, its ability to demand respect, its power to keep time and memories, and its role as a steadying force in nature. The reflections touch upon themes including family, nature, home, solitude, and endurance. Above all else though, "With Every Stone" tells a story about life's lessons - one of inspiration and history, art and nature, labour and love.