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Notebook, 1993-

MATERIALS & METHODS - SCULPTURE - Stone

Marble - Granite - Limestone - Soapstone

Limestone

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A general term for sedimentary rocks composed mainly of calcium carbonate. It varies in hardness from easily worked freestone to fine-grained oolites, some of which weather well and can be carved with precision. Some limestones will take a polish and are incorrectly known as marbles (e.g. Purbeck marble). Generally, however, it is used much more for building than for sculpture.

[Chilvers, Ian, Harold Osborne, and Dennis Farr, eds. Oxford Dictionary Of Art. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.]


















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