Looking for a gift for your barn lover? There are two new books out and worth taking a look at.
Bygone Treasures and Timeless Beauties: The Barns of Old Milton County by Robert Meyers. This is the first book to document in words and beautiful color photographs the barns and the people who have made their marks on a historically significant region of Georgia. It takes the reader from the oldest barns in the region to some of the magnificent new horse facilities that will become the historic treasures of tomorrow. Charles Leik, president of the National Barn Alliance, gives his recommendation.
Michigan Barns, Et Cetera: Rural Buildings of the Great Lake State, by Jerry R. Davis, is a skillfully illustrated book that features fifty images (suitable for framing) of barns, covered bridges, churches and other rural buildings throughout Michigan. Each drawing is enhanced by a short vignette containing interesting facts, figures and anecdotes about the featured structure. Michigan Barns, Et Cetera is an engaging read for anyone interested in art, architecture and the rural history of Michigan and the American Midwest. Anybody interested in the preservation of old barns and buildings will love this book. About the Author: Jerry R. Davis is a Michigan native who immigrated to New Mexico about fourteen years ago. He taught junior high school history and geography in Michigan schools for thirty-one years. He is a member of SouthWest Writers and the New Mexico Book Co-op.
Both would make nice coffee table books.