Explore the hayloft, stalls, and hardware of a Montana barn and you will learn much about the state s farm and ranch traditions Crib barns, with walls of timber stacked like Lincoln logs, show the influence of French Canadian and Scandinavian immigrants Gambrel roofed barns, which shed heavy snowfall and provide roomy haylofts, tell of the long Montana winters that necessitated ample hay storage Tack rooms, once filled with harnesses and gear, tell of workhorses given shelter in heavy duty stalls nearby.Beyond their utilitarian functions, barns are simply beautiful Some stand proudly, their freshly painted red lines contrasting sharply with the golden wheat in surrounding fields But some, less fortunate, are falling into disrepair Marked by rotting timbers and broken windowpanes, these crumbling buildings still have much to teach us Historic Barns of Montana presents the best, most unique, most significant, and most beautiful of these barns Photographer Tom Ferris explored barns inside and out across Montana, snapping the hundreds of photographs in the book Authors and architectural historians Chere Jiusto and Christine Brown help readers understand the significance of what they are looking at and tell the stories of individual barns Historic Barns of Montana recognizes these buildings as both useful and beautiful, encourages their preservation, and honors the ranch and farm families that built them....
|Title||:||Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana|
|Publisher||:||Montana Historical Society Press 1 edition February 1, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||875 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana Reviews
This is an exquisitely crafted book. I called and spoke to one of the authors to see if I could obtain GPS locations for some of these barns. She could not give me that information, but in talking to her I could tell this book was a labor of love for these 2 women. I'm from Indiana but we spend a lot of time in Montana, and this has inspired me to explore more of that great state.
A very nice book, would be better if the author would have spelled our Uncle Joe Hartmann's name correctly with two n's. Other than that I enjoyed the book.
This has to be my favorite barn book of all time, and I say this as a publisher of building books, and the owner of dozens of barn books. The photographs are sensitive and carefully composed, and the barns are the stars of the show. Hard to believe they are all in the state of Montana. Just a wonderful book!
Purchased the book because my great grand parents barn is on the cover. The information written on the Fisher ranch I feel was incorrect. That is the only reason for the 4 stars.
We have had many hours of enjoyment from this book
Beautifully written and outstanding photos.
I love it