Writer and historian Nancy Schumm-Burgess and photographer and journalist Ernest J. Schweit set out on a two-year quest to document the Wisconsin's iconic barns, which have come to represent a way of life defined by family, a connection to the land, ingenuity, and hard work.
Schumm-Burgess digs up fascinating details on the backgrounds of the structures, including a rare log barn dating to the 1840s, a barn that once served as a stagecoach stop, and another designed by African American architect Algie Shivers.
Schweit's photographs capture the storied structures in all seasons-from modest mid-1800s barns to round and octagonal structures to grand, arch-roofed edifices.
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About the Author
Ernest J. Schweit fell in love with rural America from the window of a train he rode to college in downstate Illinois. He saw a lonely beauty in the barns and farmhouses that would become his passion and favorite photographic subject. Schweit lives outside Chicago with his wife, three children, dog, and cat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book! I traveled to Wisconsin for the first time in 2006 and have returned on two other road trips. I love barns and Wisconsin was not a disappointment. The barns in this book bring back many wonderful memories.