Saving the Barns, Before They Vanish

Wendy Carlson for The New York Times

European architects of the early 20th century became enamored with the spare construction of American barns, said Sandy Isenstadt, a professor of modern architecture at Yale. “To them, barns and silos represented exactly the sort of strict functional thinking, without concern for aesthetics, that a new architecture might be founded upon,” he said. “So they saw such buildings as beautiful — a beauty that descends from attention to function rather than from concern for appearance.”

Saving the Barns, Before They Vanish Wendy Carlson NYT 3/6/09

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