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An Age of Barns Book

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Artist, philosopher and historian Eric Sloane is widely credited as the foremost authority on Early American rural architecture and tools.
  • His works, which are filled with his elegant pen-and-ink drawings, are considered vital historical sources on their respective subjects.
  • Originally published in the 1950s and 1960s, many have been out of print for years - and we're pleased to help give them the recognition they deserve.
  • An illustrated review of classic barn styles and construction
  • 10-7/8" x 9", 94 pp.
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AN AGE OF BARNS BOOK DESCRIPTION
CONTENTS
  • Why Old Anything?
  • The Framer's Implements
  • When Barns Were for Storing Taxes
  • Birth of the American Barn
  • Dating the Old Barn
  • The American Log Barns
    • The Small Log Barns
    • The Big Log Barns
  • The Bank Barn
  • A Book of Plans
    • Plans for "English-type" or New England Barn
    • A Maine "Gable and Hip" Barn
    • Pentroofs
    • Gambrel Roofs
    • Extended Bays
    • A Salt-box Barn
  • Continuous Architecture
  • Heart of the Barn
  • To Raise a Barn
  • The Utopian Shape
  • The "Factory of the Farm"
  • The Dutch Barn
  • Silos
  • Loop-holes and Louvers
  • The Root Cellar
  • Ground Cellars, Dry and Wet
  • Spring Houses
  • Sugar Houses
  • An "American Corn Barn"
  • The American Corn Crib
  • Tobacco Barns
  • The Forge Barn
  • Barn Doors

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