The American Barn
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American Barn by David Plowden
Book DescriptionAs an elemental part of our landscape and our history, barns evoke childhood memories for many of us, recollections of a simpler way of life. Regardless of their size or shape, their forms follow their functions. They are honest. They are beautiful. And they are rapidly vanishing. Across the land we see abandoned farms with barns falling down, being torn down, and only occasionally being converted to other uses. As urban sprawl eats up the countryside and food-producing Goliaths put small farmers out of business, the need for old barns has diminished. For most of his life as a photographer, David Plowden has admired and photographed barns. In recent years, as their disappearance accelerated, he made it his mission to document these beautiful structures, before they too are lost. The result is this beautiful book, his hymn to the American barn.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393025576
(287mm x 302mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Plowden
Heartland, Hardback (November 2013)
The great Midwestern landscape is celebrated by the noted photographer in magnificent reproductions of his work.
Requiem for Steam, Hardback (October 2010)
Stunning photographs by a master photographer documenting the last of the steam locomotives.
David Plowden: Vanishing Point, Hardback (November 2007)
"No one has photographed America as has David Plowden. ... He is one of the great artists of our time."-David McCullough
Handful of Dust, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by David Plowden
An elegy for our changing landscape by a master photographer.
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Author Biography - David Plowden
David Plowden is the author of more than twenty photography books, including Bridges: The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, and Requiem for Steam. He lives in Winnetka, Illinois.
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