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Randy Leffingwell

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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 father and mother gave him. His practical introduction to real sports cars came several years later when his uncle took him to watch a weekend of racing events at Meadowdale International Raceway in suburban Chicago.

Throughout all this time, however, he imagined himself becoming an architect and his life-long admiration of buildings and design began w
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Ultimate Horse Barns

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Corvette Sixty Years

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This book taught me what I THOUGHT I needed to know about being an architect: Slash the lines down on paper and throw it at an engineer and say, "Here, I drew it, YOU make it stand up." I went to architecture school based on that presumption, survive ...more
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