26 February 2019

Dry stone, a contemporary know-how - new book to discover

Bernard Farinelli, author of numerous publications on campaigns and local economy, lecturer and novelist, unveils his new book: Pierre sèche, un savoir-faire contemporain (Dry stone, a contemporary know-how). An art honored today, especially since it was inscribed on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity last December, and which is provoking a growing enthusiasm as well from the great public than communities.


«The job is at the crossroads of a double logic. Artisanal, the job of builder is based on a flawless technical, able to combine technical and aesthetic, to meet the most diverse needs, property beautification works or road retaining wall. As a peasant, the job of wall-gardening must respond to the recovery and maintenance of abandoned terraces and farm buildings (clearing, repairing walls, repairing the water system), knowing that after decades of abandonment, big jobs are needed before any restoration of culture ...» Bernard Farinelli


27 BÉtisseur et mur de schiste, St Julien de Tournel, Lozäre. C. O'Neill.JPG

Thus, it is a rich analysis of the dry stone that the author proposes, sometimes by returning to the ancestral techniques that have led to our time, sometimes by giving to see the future prospects of this art.
Through a rich photographic collection, Bernard Farinelli captures the gestures and works of contemporary know-how in several European countries.

The book will be published on April 5th by Lucien Souny. While waiting to discover more, we propose you a brief immersion in the universe of the dry stone, at the same time historical and poetic:

16 Chantier mecanisÇ, St Paul la Coste, Gard. C. O'Neill.JPG

38 Chantier calcaire, causse Sauveterre. C. O'Neill.JPG

24 Pose de pierre, C. O'Neill.jpg

28 BÉtisseurs travaillant granit, Felletin, Creuse. B. Durand.JPG

42 Escalier contemporain, schiste, CÇvennes (Gard). C. O'Neill.jpg

8 digue clavÇ, St Julien de Tournel, Lozäre, VallÇe du Lot. C. O'Neill.JPG

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The Rocalia team wishes you a good read!

Photo credits: ABPS, for Pierre sèche, un savoir-faire contemporain published by Lucien Souny.


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