Hardcover. New York , W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. For most of his life as a photographer, David Plowden has admired and photographed barns. In recent years, as their disappearance accelerated, he made it his mission to document these beautiful structures, before they too are lost. The result is this beautiful book, his hymn to the American barn. 160 pages, 140 duotone photographs.