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The Ultimate Book of Historic Barns

Robin Langley Sommer
  • RRP: £ (print)
  • Format: Hardback (with dust jacket)
  • Extent: 256 pages
  • Dimensions (mm): 280 x 216
  • ISBN: 9781571452238
  • Genres: Culture
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  • Publication date: January 15, 2000

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The Ultimate Book of Historic Barns is a fascinating pictorial essay into the history, geography, symbolism, ethnic roots, design and technology, lore and legend of the richly diverse barns of North America. More than 250 full-color photographs and Robin Langley Sommer’s evocative and authoritative text provide a well-rounded album of these vernacular buildings—the focal point of the family farm when agriculture was a way of life for most people.


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About the author

Robin Langley Sommer

Robin Langley Sommer is a writer and editor based in Connecticut. She is the author of more than thirty books on the arts, architecture, and history.