Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

By: Hubka, Thomas C.

Price: $45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with a little shelf wear to covers only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind except for previous owner's name on half title page. 225 pages with b&w photos and a great many architectural drawngs, elevations, landscape illustrations etc. Contents include: Conected farm buildings: appearance and actuality, Pattern in connected farm buildings: buildings and the land, permance and change, pattern in building and farming, Reasons for making connected farm buildings: Tobias Walker moves his shed, Why Tobias Walker moved his shed.


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"Big house, little house, back house, barn"--this rhythmic cadence was sung by nineteenth-century children as they played. It also portrays the four essential components of the farms where many of them lived. The stately and beautiful connected farm buildings made by nineteenth-century New Englanders 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 has become one of the standard works on regional farmsteads in America.

Title: Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

Author: Hubka, Thomas C.

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: UPNE: 1984

ISBN Number: 0874513561

ISBN Number 13: 9780874513561

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Architecture

Seller ID: 148987

Keywords: Shed, Moving, Placement, Farm, Structures, Architecture, Footprints, Drawings, Analysis, Building History, Outbuildings, ,