Good Fences: A Pictorial History of New England's Stone Walls
Winner of 2007 Independent Publisher’s Book Award for Best Regional (Northeast) Nonfiction
The past several years have seen a steadily increasing fascination with stone walls. For this handsome volume, photographer William Hubbell has turned his lens toward New England’s ubiquitous stone walls. Beginning with the basic geology of the region and why New England has so many darned rocks, he presents a chronological overview of the varying styles and methods of wall building and includes conversations with six contemporary wall builders. The result is a surprising and refreshing look at stone walls, and at the history of New England.
"Consider this book a definitive catalog for the New England landscape. Stone walls provide the straight, hard stony edges needed to frame the rounder, softer, more patchy elements of farm, field, and forest, the perfect blend of classical and romantic forms. William Hubbell’s stunning photographs and heart-felt text capture it all." --Dr. Robert Thorson, author of Stone by Stone and Exploring Stone Walls
"What a beautiful, fun book, full of unusual pictures. Thanks for this lovely book, a HUGE addition to the literature on walls." --Susan Allport, author of Sermons in Stone
"Both an informative history of wall building and a great coffee-table book full of color photographs." --Accent Home & Garden magazineBuy Good Fences Now
- By: William Hubbell
- Photography by: William Hubbell