Farmhouse: Classic Homesteads Of North America

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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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Overview

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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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762413881
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/16/2002
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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