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The love of horses often finds its expression in the horse barn-in the grandeur of the architecture, the extravagance of the detail, and the extent of the comforts that owners lavish on their favorite creatures. The masterpieces of equine architecture featured in this book attest to that devotion. With luxuries such as mahogany stalls, Spanish-tiled floors, and the latest ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 15th 2006 by Voyageur Press
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Robert Beveridge
Feb 06, 2009 Robert Beveridge rated it really liked it
Randy Leffingwell, Ultimate Horse Barns (Voyageur, 2006)

Funny how things work out. I had originally planned on Ultimate Horse Barns being among the first books I read in 2008; it turns out it's the first book I finished in 2009. Still, it doesn't matter when you read this book, only that, if you're interested in architecture and that sort of thing, that you do.

Leffingwell profiles fourteen of America's institutions' horse barns, ranging from the stately and classical (George Vanderbilt's Biltmor
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Amy
May 21, 2007 Amy rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous book. These barns are jaw-dropping gorgeous, and Randy did an amazing job of capturing them. The profiles give us a glimpse of the history of the barn and owner and the common thread through all of the barns is that the owners absolutely love their horses. Yes, I'm a bit biased since I edited the book, but it's a wonderful concept and beautifully photographed and written.
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Aug 26, 2007 treehugger added it
Recommends it for: horse people
the pictures make the book worth it - it's basically drool-fodder for any wanna-be horsewealthy individual :)
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Photographer and writer, Randy Leffingwell, has more than 35 books in print, primarily on Americana subjects. These cover interests and areas as diverse as the American barn and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, California’s wine country and John Deere farm tractors. His awareness of and attraction to moving things goes back as far as he can remember, to the first Dinky Toys and Match Box cars his ...more
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