The American Barnby Randy Leffingwell
The American Barn chronicles the evolution of this near-universal structure as it migrated from the 17th century Virginia Company settlements on the East/i>
America is dotted with a dizzying array of barns - freshly painted, faded, collapsing, round, connected, adorned, plain, wood, stone, brick, towering, long and low. Numerous styles for countless purposes.
The American Barn chronicles the evolution of this near-universal structure as it migrated from the 17th century Virginia Company settlements on the East Coast to the far-flung Northwest. In its travels, the barn was continuously reinvented by the particular agricultural demands of the region and by the evolving technologies of the day. From the famous connected barns of the East to round dairy barns in the Midwest to cattle and horse-breaking barns in the far west, The American Barn examines nearly 400 years of form and function. Illustrated with more than 200 stunning color photographs, it is sure to be treasured by anyone intrigued by these deceptively complex buildings and this country's rich agricultural history.
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- 10.37(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)
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