Leffingwell, R: Ultimate Horse Barns
The love of horses often finds its expression in the horse barn--in the grandeur of the architecture, the extravagance of the detail, and the extent of the comforts that owners lavish on their favorite creatures. The masterpieces of equine architecture featured in this book attest to that devotion. With luxuries such as mahogany stalls, Spanish-tiled floors, and the latest in horse technology and training, these are not your average barns; rather, they attest to the extremes of elegant simplicity and outrageous glamour that convey a horse owner's devotion, ambition, and style. From prestigious and well-known horse barns such as Churchill Downs to private stables nestled in the Colorado mountains, "Ultimate Horse Barns" comprises a wide variety of barns certain to pique any horse owner's fancy. Twenty North American barns in all, each one of a kind, they all have one thing in common--the love, appreciation, and awe of the horses they house.
Throughout grade school, high school, and into college, before Randy Leffingwell veered into journalism and photography, he wanted to be an architect. His first year at the University of Kansas consisted of design, structure, and engineering courses. His admiration of architecture and architects continues to this day. He has been an enthusiastic, if irregular, rider for twenty years and has owned an American quarter horse. His wife Carolyn competed in hunter-jumper and equitation events for several years. They live in Santa Barbara, California.
East Texas" Hist"or"ical Journal, "Spring 2007"Architects will like this book; horse fanciers will love it."