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Farmhouse: Classic Homesteads Of North America
     

Farmhouse: Classic Homesteads Of North America

by Nancy L. Mohr
 

American farmhouses continue to capture the imagination and speak to our collective longing to return to a simpler time and place. This handsome volume features large-format, full-color photographs of farmhouses throughout the United States and Canada, accompanied by graceful text designed to educate readers about the history of farmhouses and the distinctions

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American farmhouses continue to capture the imagination and speak to our collective longing to return to a simpler time and place. This handsome volume features large-format, full-color photographs of farmhouses throughout the United States and Canada, accompanied by graceful text designed to educate readers about the history of farmhouses and the distinctions between regional architectural styles.

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Publishers Weekly
Few images channel American nostalgia more effectively than that of the rural farmhouse, shaded by tall trees or open to fields and a big, blue sky. Mohr, a freelance writer and author of The Barn and The Log Home, seems especially attuned to this feeling of loss and pride, tracking it as a preservationist and living it daily as a resident of a converted barn. This collection of photographs taken in Amish country and on the Maine beachfront, shot in the Carolinas and Louisiana, features a multitude of well-preserved salt boxes and Victorian plantation houses, along with a few picturesquely dilapidated ruins as well. The photographs are straightforwardly documentary, occasionally touched with a beam of late afternoon sunshine, while the accompanying text details the farmhouses' historical and regional architectural differences. In simple, forthright prose spiced with first-person encounters with particularly appealing locations, Mohr guides the reader through a crucible of charm and wistfulness while maintaining a sense of self-awareness and genuine appreciation throughout. "These houses offer welcome, warmth and a sense of all that came before," she writes. "They each have a story to tell." (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762413881
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/16/2002
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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