David Plowden: The American Barn

David Plowden The American Barn As an elemental part of our landscape and our history barns evoke childhood memories for many of us recollections of a simpler way of life Regardless of their size or shape their forms follow their

  • Title: David Plowden: The American Barn
  • Author: David Plowden
  • ISBN: 9780393025576
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As an elemental part of our landscape and our history, barns evoke childhood memories for many of us, recollections of a simpler way of life Regardless of their size or shape, their forms follow their functions They are honest They are beautiful And they are rapidly vanishing Across the land we see abandoned farms with barns falling down, being torn down, and only occAs an elemental part of our landscape and our history, barns evoke childhood memories for many of us, recollections of a simpler way of life Regardless of their size or shape, their forms follow their functions They are honest They are beautiful And they are rapidly vanishing Across the land we see abandoned farms with barns falling down, being torn down, and only occasionally being converted to other uses As urban sprawl eats up the countryside and food producing Goliaths put small farmers out of business, the need for old barns has diminished For most of his life as a photographer, David Plowden has admired and photographed barns In recent years, as their disappearance accelerated, he made it his mission to document these beautiful structures, before they too are lost The result is this beautiful book, his hymn to the American barn.

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    1. Haunting Vistas:For me David Plowden's "The American Barn" was an amazing discovery! I've always been interested in photography, especially B&W scenic photography with a "minimalist" composition. I first heard of Plowden when I read an essay on him in David McCullough's "Brave Companions". I was intrigued by Plowden's philosophy and approach to photography so I decided to try one of his many books and found this one at my local library. One of the first things I discovered about his work is [...]

    2. Another book containing David Plowden's stunning photographs, but due to the lesser interest I have in barns I'm only giving this 3*. Great photographs, chronicling an era of "big" family farms/barns from late 1800s to the mid 1900s. In the few pages of text included, Plowden compares his book to a poem about barns rather than an essay, in that he does not try to be all inclusive or focus on a particular era or locale.Despite growing up in the farmland, farms and barn building have no great appe [...]

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