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Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn

The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

New edition

With a New Preface
A classic work on farm buildings made by nineteenth-century New Englanders refreshed with a new introduction.
 
Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn portrays the four essential components of the stately and beautiful connected farm buildings made by nineteenth-century New Englanders that stand today as a living expression of a rural culture, offering insights into the people who made them and their agricultural way of life. A visual delight as well as an engaging tribute to our nineteenth-century forebears, this book, first published nearly forty years ago, has become one of the standard works on regional farmsteads in America. This new edition features a new preface by the author.

240 pages | 134 halftones and line drawings | 8 1/2 x 11

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Reviews

Praise for the previous edition:
"An unexpected small masterpiece that has some of the suspense of a detective story and, at times, the poignance of deeply felt, sympathetic social history."

Robert Campbell | Boston Globe

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the New Edition
Preface
Preface to the Twentieth-Anniversary Edition

I. CONNECTED FARM BUILDINGS
1. Appearance and Actuality

II. PATTERN IN CONNECTED FARM BUILDINGS
2. The Buildings
3. The Buildings and the Land
4. Permanence and Change
5. Pattern in Building and Farming

III REASONS FOR MAKING CONNECTED FARM BUILDINGS
6. Tobias Walker Moves His Shed
7. Why Tobias Walker Moved His Shed

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
Figure Credits

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