Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968. First edition. Paperback. Octavo, pp. 178, indexed, illustrated with 19 drawings, 52 b/w photographs, pictorial glossary, 2 maps. Very Good in Wraps. Item #21424
The barn was the most important building in the life of the American settler, usually built even before his own home, yet it has been almost entirely ignored in the literature of architectural history. In this admirable study, the author has taken a major step toward filling this literary void by documenting the history, form and construction of the Dutch barn in New York State. The text is brief and technical, copiously annotated and thoroughly illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs. Remarkable for its thoroughness and clarity, this book is a must for any student of the building craft in America.