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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE BARN
By Laura Brooks
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 full-color illustrations. Those who love barns regard them as works of artperfect harmonies of form and function. But these structures also stand as landmarks of American history and emblems of a country that values hard work, individualism, and community spirit. This volume explores the history, architectural evolution, varying styles, and craftsmanship of these rural landmarks. Organized by region, this visual survey offers a wealth of design variations that are adapted to the special needs of specific localities. Architectural details such as fretwork designs, hex signs, cupolas, weathervanes, and decorative hardware are also noted in this splendidly illustrated volume that combines modern photography with fine art reproductions, historical prints, and folk art images. Here is a captivating portfolio that captures the soul of the American heartland.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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MONUMENTS
By Laura Brooks
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 90 illustrations. Here is a celebration of towering achievements in architecture and artistry in a beautifully illustrated collection of monumental towers, buildings, and memorials from around the world. Whether built to celebrate the victories of war, the passing of presidents, or the loss of a nation's young, these monuments range in scale from the epic to the intimate and represent the visions of some of history's most ingenious architects, artists, and sculptors. The Arch of Titus, the Arc de Tromphe, the St. Louis Arch Gateway, the Viet Nam War Memorial, and the pyramids of the pharoahs are just a few of the moving structures illustrated. This book contains 90 full-color photographs.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $10.95
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