Barns from the Land of Enchantment

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New Mexico is a land of diverse cultures and people. That variety is reflected in the many types of barns found throughout the state. Barns from the Land of Enchantment is a collection of fifty drawings and accompanying each is a vignette about the featured structure. All of the illustrations are full-page black and white drawings suitable for framing. The vignettes enliven the illustrations with interesting historical information about each barn. Many of them contain amusing anecdotes about the author's difficulties in his search for the subjects in the volume. Barns from the Land of Enchantment will fascinate anyone who has a rural background or an interest in art and architecture.


Jerry R. Davis was born, reared and lived most of his life in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. He taught in several secondary schools after earning his bachelor's degree in history from Michigan State University. Later he earned a master's degree, also in history, from Central Michigan University. After retiring, Jerry moved to Albuquerque in 1997 because of the milder winters found here. He is a member of SouthWest Writers, the New Mexico/Arizona Book Co-op, and the Writers to Writers Workshop. He has been a finalist for the New Mexico Book Awards for his previous books, Leafing Through My Family TreeMaster of None: A Love-Hate Affair with Home RemodelingMichigan Barns, Et Cetera: Rural Buildings of the Great Lake State, and Barns of the Land of Enchantment