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American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2002-01-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780486425610

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American Barns and Covered Bridges by Eric Sloane Pdf

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

Author : Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03-25
Category : History
ISBN : 9781462914203

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America's Covered Bridges by Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp Pdf

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
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2014-01-21
Category : History
ISBN : 9781625847454

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The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio by Carl E. Feather Pdf

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
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781784420116

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Covered Bridges by Joseph D Conwill Pdf

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.

Covered Bridges of New York State

Author : Rick L. Berfield
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2003-04-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0815607482

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Covered Bridges of New York State by Rick L. Berfield Pdf

More than just relics of a bygone era, covered bridges enjoy a cherished place in the public imagination and a distinctive niche in northeastern America's regional lore and architectural history. Once, 250 covered bridges dotted the landscape of New York State. But natural disaster and human progress exacted a price, leaving only twenty-four historic bridges intact. Here is the first detailed guide to these structures, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Completed between 1854 and 1912, they represent a wide variety of designs—from timber and truss constructs to odd windows and walls painted in the style of an "old red barn." Rick L. Berfield offers an evocative look at how covered bridges came into existence and explores fully the colorful and arcane customs they inspired. "Kissing bridges," for example, offered seclusion for sweethearts. Toll bridges appeared on an emerging turnpike system. Baptisms and weddings were conducted on those veritable platforms, which were also favored haunts for traveling sales personnel. Brilliant color photos, driving instructions, and statistics with accompanying map make this both a practical and appealing reference, practical and appealing reference, a work that will interest both the devotee and general reader alike.

Covered Bridges of the Northeast

Author : Richard Sanders Allen
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 9780486436623

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Covered Bridges of the Northeast by Richard Sanders Allen Pdf

A richly detailed account of bridge builders, the tools they used, and their finished masterpieces, this profusely illustrated work describes foot bridges, latticework and double-decked structures, drawbridges, and more. Filled with information on bridge locations, lengths of spans, and other data, this priceless tribute to a bygone era. 150 black-and-white illustrations.

The New World Dutch Barn

Author : John Fitchen
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2001-06-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0815606907

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The New World Dutch Barn by John Fitchen Pdf

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

Author : Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2009-08-21
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780486465258

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Eric Sloane's America by Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane Pdf

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.

The American Chestnut

Author : Donald Edward Davis
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Page : 393 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2021-11-15
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780820360461

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The American Chestnut by Donald Edward Davis Pdf

Before 1910 the American chestnut was one of the most common trees in the eastern United States. Although historical evidence suggests the natural distribution of the American chestnut extended across more than four hundred thousand square miles of territory—an area stretching from eastern Maine to southeast Louisiana—stands of the trees could also be found in parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, Washington State, and Oregon. An important natural resource, chestnut wood was preferred for woodworking, fencing, and building construction, as it was rot resistant and straight grained. The hearty and delicious nuts also fed wildlife, people, and livestock. Ironically, the tree that most piqued the emotions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Americans has virtually disappeared from the eastern United States. After a blight fungus was introduced into the United States during the late nineteenth century, the American chestnut became functionally extinct. Although the virtual eradication of the species caused one of the greatest ecological catastrophes since the last ice age, considerable folklore about the American chestnut remains. Some of the tree’s history dates to the very founding of our country, making the story of the American chestnut an integral part of American cultural and environmental history. The American Chestnut tells the story of the American chestnut from Native American prehistory through the Civil War and the Great Depression. Davis documents the tree’s impact on nineteenth-and early twentieth-century American life, including the decorative and culinary arts. While he pays much attention to the importation of chestnut blight and the tree’s decline as a dominant species, the author also evaluates efforts to restore the American chestnut to its former place in the eastern deciduous forest, including modern attempts to genetically modify the species.

The Cracker Barrel

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2005-02-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780486441016

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The Cracker Barrel by Eric Sloane Pdf

With words both wise and droll — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.

Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering

Author : James C. Barker,James A. Barker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Covered bridges
ISBN : 0578171066

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Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering by James C. Barker,James A. Barker Pdf

A Reverence for Wood

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2004-02-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9780486433943

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A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane Pdf

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

An Encyclopaedia of World Bridges

Author : David McFetrich
Publisher : Pen and Sword Transport
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2022-04-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781526794499

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An Encyclopaedia of World Bridges by David McFetrich Pdf

Bridges are one of the most important artefacts constructed by man, the structures having had an incalculable effect on the development of trade and civilisation throughout the world. Their construction has led to continuing advances in civil engineering technology, leading to bigger spans and the use of new materials. Their failures, too, whether from an inadequate understanding of engineering principles or as a result of natural catastrophes or warfare, have often caused immense hardship as a result of lost lives or broken communications. In this book, a sister publication to his earlier An Encyclopaedia of British Bridges (Pen & Sword 2019), David McFetrich gives brief descriptions of some 1200 bridges from more than 170 countries around the world. They represent a wide range of different types of structure (such as beam, cantilever, stayed and suspension bridges). Although some of the pictures are of extremely well-known structures, many are not so widely recognisable and a separate section of the book includes more than seventy lists of bridges with distinctly unusual characteristics in their design, usage and history.

Indiana Folklore

Author : Linda Dégh
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0253109868

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Indiana Folklore by Linda Dégh Pdf

Discusses old crafts and folk skills, from covered bridge building to quiltmaking, as well as the legends and lore of Indiana.

Technology in Early America

Author : Brooke Hindle
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2012-12-01
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9780807838648

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Technology in Early America by Brooke Hindle Pdf

This interpretative essay and extensive bibliography surveying the chronology and major characteristics of American technology before 1850 is the first available guide in this period to the rapidly developing field of the history of technology. Originally published in 1966. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.