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Wisconsin Barns

Nancy Schumm-Burgess

Writer and historian Nancy Schumm-Burgess and photographer and journalist Ernest J. Schweit set out on a two-year quest to document the Wisconsin's iconic barns, which have come to represent a way of life defined by family, a connection to the land, ingenuity, and hard work. Schumm-Burgess digs up fascinating details on the backgrounds of the structures, including a rare log barn dating to the 1840s, a barn that once served as a stagecoach stop, and another designed by African American architect Algie Shivers. Schweit's photographs capture the storied structures in all seasonsfrom modest mid-1800s barns to round and octagonal structures to grand, arch-roofed edifices.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Farcountry Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2009
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.10in - 8.00in - 0.40in - 0.75lb
  • EAN: 9781560374831
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - Architectural & IndustrialUnited States - Midwest - General