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American Barns and Covered Bridges (Americana)

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Publisher Comments:

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 and#8212; 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 "open" log barn in Virginia, and a "top hat" barn in North Carolina. Covered bridges and#8212; like barns, built for soundness and endurance and#8212; 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." and#8212; 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own meticulous sketches, this lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes describe structures as well as the men who built them. Accurate line drawings depict barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, a bridge with a pedestrian walkway in rural New York state, a 2,088-foot covered bridge at Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania, and more. Written with "warmth and astonishing comprehension," said the New York Herald Tribune Book Review, this priceless and highly readable tribute to a bygone era will delight Americana enthusiasts and lovers of these traditional symbols of early American life. Over 75 black-and-white illus.

About the Author

The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486425610
Author:
Sloane, Eric
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Sloane
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Covered bridges
Subject:
Barns
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Barns -- United States.
Subject:
Covered bridges -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Americana
Series Volume:
EPA-600/7-76-020
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
81 (line drawings)
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.48 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
Accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own meticulous sketches, this lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes describe structures as well as the men who built them. Accurate line drawings depict barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, a bridge with a pedestrian walkway in rural New York state, a 2,088-foot covered bridge at Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania, and more. Written with "warmth and astonishing comprehension," said the New York Herald Tribune Book Review, this priceless and highly readable tribute to a bygone era will delight Americana enthusiasts and lovers of these traditional symbols of early American life. Over 75 black-and-white illus.

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