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Explore a rich visual tapestry created by the bucolic countryside of the Berkshire hills and Berkshire County, Massachusetts, through many historic barns that tie the scenery together. 123 full-page color photographs and a detailed, in-depth text trace the history of barn building and subsequent development of barn architecture in the Berkshires over the last 250 years. As you page through the book you will come to understand the vital role that barns have had in shaping, and ultimately preserving, the region as a quintessential example of rural New England. The photographs, taken in all seasons, present barns both in detail and in the distance, always capturing their rustic beauty as iconic symbols of the undulating landscape that surrounds them. This unique book focuses entirely on barns and is a must read for those who share the author''s love of history and the peaceful beauty of rural America.