|aFarmhouse revival /|cSteve Gross and Susan Daley.
|aNew York :|bAbrams,|c2013.
|a191 p. :|bcol. ill. ;|c26 cm.
|a"The American farmhouse represents integrity, ingenuity, self-reliance, and agricultural heritage. Today, the farmhouse is a rare survivor from another era that can be found sensitively reinterpreted by artists, carefully preserved by original owners, or functionally maintained by farm-to-table artisanal food producers. In more than 200 stunning images, Steve Gross and Sue Daley have painstakingly photographed 20 of the most beautifully preserved farmhouses in the northeast. Some are working farmhouses that have been passed down in families for generations; some have been made productive again by a whole new generation of organic farmers. Still others have been rescued from neglect and restored to their former splendor. Each house is accompanied by an overview of the farmhouse owner and how he or she maintains the property. Fans of the farm-to-table movement as well as historic architecture and preservation will find this an intriguing and beautiful read"--|cProvided by publisher.
|a"A book about American farmhouses"--|cProvided by publisher.
The American farmhouse represents integrity, ingenuity, capability and America's rural and agricultural heritage. Today the farmhouse is a survivor from another era and can be found either in the process of constant evolution or carefully preserved in the original state by the owners. Photographers Steve Gross and Sue Daley set out to document 20 farmhouses of America's east coast. Some are working farms that have been passed down from generation to generation, others are farmhouses that have been rescued from abandonment and neglect and are now furnished with handmade items and folk art. Accompanying over 200 stunning photographs of the houses exteriors, interiors and surrounding gardens and land, will be text discussing the history of the homes and the families that proudly maintain them. From a 300 year old Sydenham House in Newark, New Jersey to Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, in the same family since the 18th century and now a CSA organic farm, this is a look at American culture through that most celebrated and quintessential building style, the farmhouse.