Drystone Masonry Resources:
These are some of my suggested drystone masonry resources. They are the books, magazines, videos, and organizations I find the most helpful in learning about drystone masonry.
The books are listed by author and title with a link to them on Amazon. The manual Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Handbook is available in the U.S. from The Stone Trust. It is also available in Europe from the Dry Stone Walling Association.
The stonemasonry magazine I suggest is Stonexus.
The DVD’s are listed by title with a link to their North American format site. Other formats are available in England from the Dry Stone Walling Association.
My videos are linked to the Drystone Joe YouTube channel.
The organizations are listed by their name with their website link.
Book Titles and Amazon links:
Ken Taylor: Celestial Geometry
Dan Snow: In the Company of Stone
Andy Goldsworthy: The Andy Goldsworthy Project
Jane Gitlin: Fireplaces: A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves
Mariana Cook: Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries
Martin Brennan: The Stones of Time: Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland
William Hubbell: Good Fences: A Pictorial History of New England’s Stone Walls
Alex Patterson: Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols
Carolyn Murray-Wooley and Karl Raitz: Rock Fences of the Bluegrass
David Corio & Lai Ngan Corio: Megaliths
UNESCO: World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide
David Reed: The Complete Guide to Stonescaping
Richard Tufnell: Building and Repairing Kentucky Rock Fences
Alan Brooks and Sean Adcock: Dry Stone Walling
John Shaw Remington: How To Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls
DVD Titles and links:
Stone Rising: The World of Dan Snow
Andy Goldsworthy Rivers & Tides
Drystone Joe video links:
DIY Drystone Retaining Wall, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina
How to Build An Arch Claymation
How to Repair Stone Patios, Walkways, and Landings
Joe Dinwiddie: Education, Education, Education
Organizations with Drystone Masonry Resources and links:
American Society of Landscape Architects