American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486425614

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 5605

This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

America's Covered Bridges

Practical Crossings?Nostalgic Icons

Author: Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914209

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9614

As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in North America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain. In America's Covered Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp tell the fascinating story of these bridges, how they were built, the technological breakthroughs required to construct them and above all the dedication and skill of their builders. Each wooden bridge, whether still standing or long gone, has a story to tell about the nature of America at the time—not only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it. Illustrated with some 550 historical and contemporary photos, paintings, and technical drawings of nearly 400 different covered bridges, America's Covered Bridges offers five readable chapters on the history, design and fate of America's covered bridges, plus related bridges in Canada. Most of the contemporary photography is by master photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong. 55 photo essays on the most iconic bridges including: Cornish-Windsor Bridge between Vermont and New Hampshire Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine East Paden and West Paden (Twin Bridges), Pennsylvania Philippi Bridge, West Virginia Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama Medora Bridge, Indiana Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio Knight's Ferry Bridge, California Perrault Bridge, Quebec, Canada Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada Over time, wooden bridges eventually gave way to ones made of iron, steel and concrete. An American icon, many covered bridges became obsolete and were replaced—others simply decayed and collapsed. Many more were swept away by natural disasters and fires. America's Covered Bridges is absolutely packed with fascinating stories and information passionately told by two leading experts on this subject. The book will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in American history, carpentry and technological change.

The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio

Author: Carl E. Feather

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625847459

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6171

When its first covered bridge was constructed on the Ashtabula-Trumbull Turnpike in 1832, Ashtabula County was closer to frontier than a "new Connecticut." Its rutted roads promised adventure and suggested prosperity but also great hardship. Covered bridges, made mostly of local timber, would eventually soften the brutality of travel, isolation and a well-watered landscape. Their proliferation and preservation gave Ashtabula County the nickname "Covered Bridge Capital of the Western Reserve." Admire both famous and forgotten crossings with Carl E. Feather, who has spent over a quarter century mired in muddy creek beds, camera in hand, waiting for the perfect light."

Covered Bridges

Author: Joseph D Conwill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784420115

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

View: 912

Covered Bridges are historic pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Tennessee and from California to New Brunswick and across Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber bridges, born out of the traditions of Medieval times, into modernized structures designed for the motorized traffic of the early twentieth century. Reflecting on the efforts to keep covered bridges in service as the face of the rural landscape is transformed, and the challenge of preserving their historic character while making them safe for modern traffic, Conwill guides the reader across the diverse range of covered bridges to be found throughout the North America.

The New World Dutch Barn

The Evolution, Forms, and Structure of a Disappearing Icon

Author: John Fitchen,Gregory D. Huber

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815606901

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7722

This architectural study updates John Fitchen's original with extensive new material. Added to Fitchen's descriptions of barn types, framing style and exterior appearance is research information that relates to the form, fabric and essence of each Dutch barn in the United States.

Eric Sloane's America

Paintings in Oil

Author: Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646525X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8043

Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

Plantation Houses and Mansions of the Old South

Author: J. Frazer Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142221

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 1006

DIVRich survey ranges from pioneer cabins to French Provincial and Neoclassic revivals. Extensive commentary on each building, with over 100 detailed illustrations, including 36 floor plans. Bibliography. /div

I Remember America

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 184

View: 1386

This book contains paintings of America from 1920 to 1970.

French Architectural Ornament

From Versailles, Fontainebleau and Other Palaces

Author: Eugène Rouyer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141276

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 3638

Take a visual tour through salons, war rooms, and ballrooms in this illustrated survey, with decorative elements from doors, walls, fireplaces, cabinets, consoles, and friezes. 61 color and 100 black-and-white illustrations.

Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings

Author: Hector d’Espouy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156443

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 6615

Perhaps the finest record of classical architecture ever made. Detailed illustrations offer unparalleled three-dimensionality and effects of scale. Parthenon, Roman temples, Pantheon, Colosseum, many others. Introductory notes. Preface. 127 plates.

Brunelleschi

Studies of His Technology and Inventions

Author: Frank D. Prager,Gustina Scaglia

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157288

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 7914

Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.

My Father, Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: John Lloyd Wright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140628

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 2139

Charming memoir, by his son, of Wright as genius, father, and family man. The book also includes the complete text of William C. Gannet's The House Beautiful, a work designed by Wright. 10 halftones.

American Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Covered Bridges of the West

A History and Illustrated Guide: Washington, Oregon, California

Author: Kramer A. Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Covered bridges

Page: 146

View: 6109

Covered Bridge Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Covered bridges

Page: 327

View: 8755

The Natural Sciences and American Scientists in the Revolutionary Era

A Bibliography

Author: Katalin Harkanyi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 510

View: 8475

The years 1760 to 1789 mark the political birth of the United States; simultaneously, an emancipation of American scientific endeavor from the influence of England and Europe was taking place. This is especially evident in the area of natural sciences--the growing frontiers and population of America opened up vast areas to scientific scrutiny. This extensive bibliography commemorates the scholarship that was published in many forms by and about Revolutionary American science from 1760 through the twentieth century. Part one of Katalin Harkanyi's work provides an overview of the natural sciences in the Revolutionary Era. Comprehensive and general sources are listed in the fields of natural history (botany, zoology, agriculture, and geology), natural philosophy (mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, surveying, engineering, and architecture), and medicine (dentistry, pharmacology, and veterinary medicine). Included are journals, documents, biographies, bibliographies, histories, orations, and even travel journals and diaries which create a framework for the study of Revolutionary American science. The second part of this bibliography is devoted to the scientists themselves: the men and women who wrote partial or specific scientific studies. This section of the book shows that these early Americans were capable of remarkable investigations into the natural world, rivaling their European contemporaries. Here are listed the scientists, their extant monographic works, and studies written about them from their age into the twentieth century. Appendices include scientific firsts and special achievements of Revolutionary Americans and a list of scientists arranged by discipline. This book will be a useful guide for historians and scientists, as well as inquiring general readers, who want to know more about the early growth of American science.