"Huber has compiled a data base from which important generalizations about barn evolution and classification can be derived."—Robert Ensminger, author of The Pennsylvania Barn
"Remarkable for its thoroughness and clarity, this book is a must for any student of the building craft in America."—Preservation News
Gregory D. Huber updates John Fitchen’s The New World Dutch Barn with extensive new material. Added to Fitchen’s descriptions of barn types, framing style, and exterior appearance is research information that relates to the form, fabric, and essence of each Dutch barn. Huber notes the secondary expressions seen in barns in various locations in both New York and New Jersey, the evolution of the barn building tradition, and why only one of the four major tie-beam types found in the Netherlands proliferates in America.
John Fitchen was a professor of fine arts at Colgate University and a registered architect
and author of Gothic Cathedrals: A Study of Medieval Vault Erection and Building Construction Before Mechanization.
Gregory D. Huber is an architectural historian. He is the former editor and publisher of the Dutch Barn Research Journal and has contributed articles to Material Culture, Timber Framing, and Joiners Quarterly.
7.25 x 10.5, 262 pages, 68 black and white illustrations