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Barn : form and function of an American icon
Barn : form and function of an American icon
Hauser, Susan, 1942- author.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, 2017.
Physical Description:
157 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The silhouette of a barn's familiar shape as you roll through the American countryside is an iconic sight, harboring stories and history from its floors to its rafters. Barn reveals the compelling history of these structures from colonial times, examining how immigrants adapted traditional designs from their home countries to the American landscape. Inside, Barn guides the reader on a tour through many types of barns, showing how construction materials, cultural influences, function, and style have given rise to their extraordinary variety. The reader will also learn about barn preservation, barns in pop culture and mythology, elements of barn style, and barn construction.--COVER.
The English barn -- The bank barn -- The prairie barn -- The Dutch barn -- The round barn -- Specialty barns : Silos ; Crib barns ; Granaries ; Corn cribs ; Tobacco barns ; Threshing barns ; Animal barns -- The decline and return of classic barns : Barns in ruin ; Preserving and restoring barns ; Restoring and reusing barns ; The classic barn in today's sustainable farm -- Barns in our hearts and in our culture : Barns in popular culture ; Barns as tourist destinations ; Decorative art in barns ; Cupolas, weathervanes, and barn birds ; Barn quilts.
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