Hey I have a wild idea. How about going into that building in town with a sign on the front that says LIBRARY? Most require you get this thing called a library card to check out books but few charge more than $1,000 or so for one.
They will have, or can get you tons of books on concrete and its varied uses along with a plethora of idea books and showcase examples. The history of concrete and its uses through the ages can add perspective and is interesting to read too. Of course in this day and age you can search the library catalogs and make a wish list before you even show up.
Definitely look for, or have the research librarian help you find, books on artisan concrete. I am seeing more and more gorgeous work around here in this realm. Inside and outside the home. And believe it or not, I had to get a dear friend something unique for a landmark birthday. Why not concrete jewelry. She loves it!
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