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The Resource The Pennsylvania barn : its origin, evolution, and distribution in North America, Robert F. Ensminger

The Pennsylvania barn : its origin, evolution, and distribution in North America, Robert F. Ensminger

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The Pennsylvania barn : its origin, evolution, and distribution in North America
Title
The Pennsylvania barn
Title remainder
its origin, evolution, and distribution in North America
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Ensminger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The forebay bank barn, better known as the Pennsylvania barn or the Pennsylvania-German barn, is one of the most important agricultural structures to have been brought to North America from Europe. It was so ideally suited to agricultural practices on this side of the Atlantic - at least in the humid East and humid West - that it evolved and spread throughout the corn and wheat belts, from the Tidewater to Nebraska, Washington, and Oregon, from northern New York and southern Ontario to Tennessee and Texas. In The Pennsylvania Barn Robert Ensminger provides the first comprehensive study of this important piece of American vernacular architecture. He offers a detailed examination of the Swiss prototype, including the emergence of the barn forebay in Switzerland. He traces the evolution of the barn in North America, charts its distribution, and considers its future. The culmination of more than fifteen years of research, The Pennsylvania Barn will prove to be of value not only to cultural and historical geographers but also to everyone with an interest in folklore and architectural history - especially vernacular architecture and material culture. The text is supplemented with more than 40 maps and diagrams and 150 photographs
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DLC
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1927-
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Ensminger, Robert F.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Creating the North American landscape
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Barns
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The Pennsylvania barn : its origin, evolution, and distribution in North America, Robert F. Ensminger
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24792048
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780801843044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1533530
Label
The Pennsylvania barn : its origin, evolution, and distribution in North America, Robert F. Ensminger
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24792048
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780801843044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1533530

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