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The American Barn Hardcover – August 20, 2009


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About the Author

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including Porsche 911 50 Years, Corvette 60 Years, and The Art of the Corvette. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Porsche historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Porsche AG. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Crestline Books (August 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078582586X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785825869
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,323,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Welty on April 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As usual Randy's books are tops. His photography, sidebars and careful attention to details are unsurpassed. You can almost hear the hammers falling in the barn raising chapters. Recommended to all lovers of the vanishing scene.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Crittendon on January 6, 2008
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This is the ultimate compendium of barn information. As a writer of a published barn book myself (Barn in the USA), I have seen my share of similar works. Most, however, fall short by showcasing old barns without placing them in context, or telling you more than you want to know about architectural considerations. Randy Leffingwell's book covers the historical and practical aspects of these rural structures, also presenting beautiful images without turning the book into a beauty contest. It is a treasure for historians and barnlovers alike.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Foley on November 2, 2008
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This book is one of the best picture books on the subject of American Barns, but it is so much more. The author has written some interesting
and informative material following the evolution of the barn throughout American history,and as barns changed to meet new needs as settlement moved westward, but again, this book is so much more. Randy Leffingwell, the author, claims that he spent over three years working on this book. It shows.
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I got this book for my father for Christmas. He has many barn books that are mostly nice photos, but this book contains some nice diagrams of joint work and stories about how and why different barns were designed differently. Nice pictures, too.
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