The Barn: A Vanishing Landmark in North America

By: Arthur, Eric; Witney, Dudley

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Reissue. Small ink price on front endpaper. 1972 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. 11 3/4 x 10 1/2. 134 color and 278 black-and-white photographs throughout. North American barns of the last two hundred years are landmarks of beauty and culture - the simple and practical expression of a people, a way of life, and the land from which they sprang. This is the written and pictorial record of the secrets of beauty and tradition contained in these romantic and venerable buildings, buildings erected by hand before the era of mechanized construction and 'factory' farms. It is possible that millions now living in North America have never seen a barn. In the foreseeable future, there is more than a possibility that, for many, the kind of barn illustrated in these pages will not be there to see. Against the shifting background of the seasons, the photographs convey an experience of the barn as a whole and in detail, showing the marks of time and climate on the exteriors, visually evoking a perception of the interiors: the sense of space, the floods of light and shadow, the rich polish of time worn timbers and the dull glow of rusted metal. In addition to photographs taken especially for this book, there are contemporary photographs and engravings, detailed floor plans and architectural drawings, all complementing and extending the authoritative text. The North American barn can be studied without reference to national and state boundaries. This book concentrates on eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States, and covers a wide variety of barns that still survive - Dutch, English, Pennsylvania, circular, polygonal, and connected - but it should be seen as a reference to all American barns in that it surveys all the basic types. CONTENTS: Introduction; Part 1. The Barn; Part 2. The Barn in North America, The Dutch Barn, The English Barn, The Pennsylvania Barn, The Connected Barn, Circular and Polygonal Barns; Part 3. The Decorative Arts; Part 4. The Barn in Detail; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.

Title: The Barn: A Vanishing Landmark in North America

Author: Arthur, Eric; Witney, Dudley

Categories: Architecture, Americana,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: Galahad Books: 1972

ISBN Number: 0821204882

ISBN Number 13: 9780821204887

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2291058