The New World Dutch Barn: The Evolution, Forms and Structure of a Disappearing Icon


"Updates the highly acclaimed original edition with extensive new material that relates to the form, essence, and age of each Dutch barn as well as the evolution of the barn building era."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Updates the highly acclaimed original edition with extensive new material that relates to the form, essence, and age of each Dutch barn as well as the evolution of the barn building era."--BOOK JACKET.
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Architectural historian Huber updates John Fitchen's classic 1968 study of the distinctive structures. Adding to the original description of barn types, framing style, and exterior appearance, he provides information on the form, fabric, and essence of each Dutch barn; secondary expressions in New York and New Jersey; the evolution of the barn building tradition; and why only one of the four major tie-beam types found in the Netherlands proliferates in America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815606901
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 826,691
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations New to Second Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition: New Dutch American Barn Investigations
Historical Introduction 1
Description 13
Characteristics 13
Contrast with Old World Examples 15
Dating 17
Provenance 20
Specific Description 21
Contemporary Modifications 31
Structural Considerations 33
Some Properties of Wood 33
Provision for Meeting Tensile Stresses 34
Function of Diagonal Braces 35
Test-Assembling 36
Resistance to Wind Loads 40
Uniformity and Variety 42
Joints 44
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