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The Old Barn Book: A Field Guide to North American Barns & Other Farm Structures

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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 ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Rutgers University Press (first published June 1st 1995)
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David
May 16, 2012 David rated it it was ok
Normally, I love this kind of book! I would have loved to learn more about barns and other outbuildings in general from all over america- but the author seems to have tunnel vision. He uses absolutes (that this shape came from this country, for example) where I know as a student of archaology it's simply not true. He generalizes about things as if they were true of all structures all over the US, but really he doesn't COVER all of the US, it's mostly the east coast with a few mid-states in there ...more
Char
May 09, 2008 Char rated it really liked it
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This is a great reference book. And, if you've lived around farm country, you know it can be very interesting to see all of the different barns and other buildings on farms. This book really lets you find out more about why they are different and about the history of barns. And, my dad is the co-author. :)
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