American Barns and Covered Bridges

American Barns and Covered Bridges

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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 qmodernq elements. Today, a number of these sturdy, beautifully proportioned barns and bridges are still standing a€” 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, attached to houses; an qopenq log barn in Virginia, and a qtop hatq barn in North Carolina. Covered bridges a€” like barns, built for soundness and endurance a€” 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 qwarmth and astonishing comprehension.q a€” 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. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge.

Title:American Barns and Covered Bridges
Author:Eric Sloane
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2003-01


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