Online Catalogue last updated 24th of July 2017
This isn't just another pretty picture book of barns. This book will help you discover the historical richness of barns, understand barn life, and appreciate the vernacular beauty of barns across America. In the first section, author Heber Bouland provides an overview of barns in America - tracing the origins back 500 years. The second section of the book describes barn life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when electricity and the internal combustion engine hadn't fully replaced horses and manual labor. The third section details five of the great American barns, showing how they met the needs of their time and region. These barns include the log barn, the German bank barn, the adobe, the round barn, and the modern dairy barn. The last section is filled with pictures and covers barn beauty and aesthetics. The color section contains wonderful pictures of a variety of barns in many different settings. Over 200 photographs, more than 30 in full color.
11 X 8 1/2 inches, softbound.
Code No. 008544, 152 pages, $31.00