When Jeffrey Blackman set out to capture New England's covered bridges on film, his goal was to create not just a pretty, postcard-perfect picture but to tell a story about each bridge's history and usage throughout the years. He carefully studied each bridge from many angles before shooting, and took pains to show the environment surrounding each bridge in its photo. A special section about trusses explains the carefully engineered design of the bridges, and how and why these massive, carefully built matrixes of wood hold the bridges together. Covered Bridges of New England will appeal to the thousands of visitors who come to New England each summer and fall to see the bridges and want to take home a little memento from their trip.
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(185mm x 213mm x 17mm)
Countryman Press Inc.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey E. Blackman
Jeffrey E. Blackman's photography has been featured in numerous high-profile publications including Life, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, American Preservation, and Polo Magazine, among others. He has photographed the ice festival in Sapporo, Japan; the marble quarries of Pietrasanta, Italy; Formula One in Monaco; and NASCAR races and PGA tournaments throughout the US. He is also the author of Covered Bridges of New England, Out of Gas, End Zone (an extensive photo essay about the NFL), and Barns of New England. He lives on a mountaintop near Wilmot, NH.