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This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.
Title: American Barns & Covered Bridges
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $8.95
Categories: Life & Times,
Publisher: Dover Publications:
ISBN Number: 0486425614
ISBN Number 13: 9780486425610
Book Details: 112 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 425614
Description: When this book was first published in the mid-1950s, the author was concerned that such functional structures as the American barn and the covered bridge would soon give way to progress and be replaced by "modern" elements. Today, a number of these sturdy, beautifully proportioned barns and bridges are still standing--monuments to the skill and keen eye of their original builders. This lovingly written book, accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own sketches, provides a reliable record of those vanishing forms of architecture. Accurate line drawings depict a variety of barns, such as those in Maine, atttached to houses; an "open" log barn in Virginia, and a "top hat" barn in North Carolina. Covered bridges--like barns, built for soundness and endurance--are also illustrated, among them a saltbox structure in New England, a bridge with a pedestrian walkway in rural New York State, and a 10-span-long bridge at Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania. Possessing a deep feeling for what might be called the Age of Wood, the author writes with "warmth and astonishing comprehension."--New York Herald Tribune Book Review. Americana enthusiasts and lovers of these traditional symbols of early American life will delight in this priceless tribute to a bygone era. Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Funk and Wagnalls, New York, 1954. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.