Barns of Connecticut by Markham StarrBarns of Connecticut by Markham Starr

Barns of Connecticut

byMarkham Starr

Hardcover | October 22, 2013

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Featuring more than 100 stunning full-color photographs along with helpful diagrams and historic photos, Barns of Connecticut captures both the iconic and the unique, including historic and noteworthy barns. The book discusses the importance of barns to Connecticut agriculture across our state and up to the present day. Markham Starr’s Barns of Connecticut offers a lovely introduction to the architectural, functional, and agricultural roles these structures played in early Connecticut. Through text and color photographs, it tells a story of change and continuity. From the earliest colonial structures to the low steel buildings of modern dairy farms, barns have adapted to meet the needs of each generation; they’ve stored wheat, hay, and tobacco, and housed farm animals and dairy cows. These enduring structures display the optimism, ingenuity, hard work, and practicality of the people who tend land and livestock throughout the state.
MARKHAM STARR is a photographer and the author of End of the Line: Closing the Last Sardine Cannery in America. His photographs have appeared in Yankee Magazine.
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Title:Barns of ConnecticutFormat:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0819574031

ISBN - 13:9780819574039

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Barns of Connecticut
Acknowledgments
Barn Hunting in Connecticut
Further Reading

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Featuring more than 100 stunning full-color photographs along with helpful diagrams and historic photos, Barns of Connecticut captures both the iconic and the unique, including historic and noteworthy barns. The book discusses the importance of barns to Connecticut agriculture across our state and up to the present day. Markham Starr’s Barns of Connecticut offers a lovely introduction to the architectural, functional, and agricultural roles these structures played in early Connecticut. Through text and color photographs, it tells a story of change and continuity. From the earliest colonial structures to the low steel buildings of modern dairy farms, barns have adapted to meet the needs of each generation; they’ve stored wheat, hay, and tobacco, and housed farm animals and dairy cows. These enduring structures display the optimism, ingenuity, hard work, and practicality of the people who tend land and livestock throughout the state.“This fluid discussion of the evolution of the Connecticut barn is filled with enlightening generalization supported by telling details. The author’s deep knowledge of and obvious respect for these endangered relics of our agricultural heritage is manifest in both text and photographs.” - James F. O’Gorman, author of Connecticut Valley Vernacular: The Vanishing Landscape and Architecture of the New England Tobacco Fields