Barns Across America

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9780929355962: Barns Across America

The barn is the quintessential image of rural America - plain, simple and straightforward. This book takes an in-depth look at the barns that have dotted the American countryside for centuries.

This book is divided into four sections. In the first section, author Heber Bouland provides an overview of barns in America - tracing the origins back 500 years. The second section describes barn life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when electricity and the internal combustion engine hadn't fully replaced horses and manual labor.

The third section details five of the great American barns, showing how they met the needs of their time and region. These barns include the log barn, the German bank barn, the adobe, the round barn, and the modern dairy barn. The final section is filled with pictures and covers barn beauty. It contains a wonderful color section showing barns in a variety of settings and seasons.

This isn't just another pretty picture books of barns (although it does have great pictures). Discover for yourself the historical richness of barns, understand barn life, and appreciate the beauty of barns. Over 200 photos, more than 30 in color.

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About the Author:

Heber Bouland is both an agricultural and civil engineer and has worked in both government and private practice. He has done research, has designed and evaluated a variety of agricultural structures, and has written many articles and papers related to farming and agriculture. He has managed agricultural relief and rural development projects in the Philippines, Central America, and Africa. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland.

Mr. Bouland is interested in the preservation of barns as well as other of our nation's historic treasures. He serves on the Montgomery County Maryland Rustic Roads Advisory Committee and is a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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