Synopses & Reviews
From hay barns to corn cribs, from fences to chicken coops, from silos to outhouses, 'The Old Barn Book's' clear drawings, photos, maps, and descriptions make it easy to figure what's what around a farm.
Barns give character to the countryside. Their structures reflect the ethnic heritage of a region's settlers and the nature of the land itself. With The Old Barn Book, you'll be able to spot the difference between a Dutch barn and a Swedish barn, a barn for cows and a barn for tobacco. You'll find out why some barns have hipped roofs and others gables, why some have doors at the end and others have them on the side, why some are wood and some are stone, why some are round. Whether you are nostalgic for farm life or like to drive out in the country or want to join in the barn preservation movement, you will find this book an indispensable guide.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -210) and index.
About the Author
ALLEN G. NOBLE is Professor of Geography at the University of Akron and author of Wood, Brick, and Stone: The North American Settlement Landscape
RICHARD K. CLEEK is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Center.