The Craft and Art of Bamboo

The Craft and Art of Bamboo
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The Craft and Art of Bamboo
The cult classic book on bamboo The Craft and Art of Bamboo is back in print!

The Craft and Art of Bamboo:
30 Eco-Friendly Projects to Make for Home and Garden
By Carol Stangler

Updated and Revised, this classic book by Carol Stangler covers all the tools and techniques you need for harvesting, storing, and making beautiful things with bamboo. One of the most popular materials around for gardens and home decor, bamboo is renewable, sustainable, and fun to work with!

With 30 DIY how-to projects, including bamboo fences, trellises, chopsticks, teacups, and even an outdoor shower, you'll soon be working easily with this amazing renewable grass. The book also offers a rich history and fascinating background on one of the world's oldest and greenest natural resources!

This updated edition includes the importance of bamboo in local and global eco-systems and illustrates how to contain bamboo in the landscape. With more than 20 new photographs, the lush photography makes the book a visual treat, and the abundant illustrations add instructive detail.

Book Details: 160 pages, Softback, All in Color, 8 1/2 X 10 inches, More than 20 New Photographs. Printed in China.

About the Author: Author and Environmental Artist, Carol Stangler has been experimenting with bamboo since 1988. Recognizing bamboo as a new material for Western artists and craftpersons, she has worked to bring its artistic and sustainable value to the mainstream public. In 1991, she won several grants to experiment with bamboo as a material for fine crafts. She has received numerous grants and honors, including the 1997 Georgia Arts Commission on Women Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Visual Arts in Georgia.

Since the publication of her book, The Craft and Art of Bamboo, Stangler has taught bamboo workshops throughout the country. She lives and maintains a studio in Asheville, North Carolina.

"Bamboo's exotic physical properties delight and challenge me. Each cylindrical culm has its own graceful curve, its unique set of parallel rings. In a square world, round sings."-Carol Stangler