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Barn: Preservation & Adaptation, The Evolution of a Vernacular

Barn: Preservation & Adaptation, The Evolution of a Vernacular

Barn: Preservation & Adaptation, The Evolution of a Vernacular

$39.95

Larkin, David, Elric Endersby, and Alexander Greenwood

Pap. New York, 2003

Book ID: 60078

In the vernacular vocabulary of America the barn stands proud, a hulking icon in the agricultural landscape. Unlike a house, the barn is chaste. For this is a place for work -- a space rubbed by livestock and worn by labor. THe repeating patters of the posts and beams, now considered impediments to efficient farming, mask the very intricacy that gives old barns their intrinsic character. Many of these splendid spaces now lie empty, festooned with cobwebs, awaiting collapse, but there is a growing recognition that these honestly framed bulidings can lend themselves to transformation and a new purpose.

256 pp., 200 color illus.