RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50554299 LA English T1 Quaker aesthetics : reflections on a Quaker ethic in American design and consumption A1 Lapsansky-Werner, Emma J., Verplanck, Anne A., PB University of Pennsylvania Press PP Philadelphia YR 2003 SN 0812236920 9780812236927 AB "In early America, Quakers dominated the political and social landscape of the Delaware Valley, and, because this region held a position of political and economic strength, the Quakers were tightly connected to the transatlantic economy. Given this vantage, they had easy access to the latest trends in fashion and business. Detailing how Quakers have manufactured, bought, and used such goods as clothing, furniture, and buildings, the essays in Quaker Aesthetics reveal a much more complicated picture than that of a simple people with simple tastes. Instead, the authors show how, despite the high quality of their material lives, Quakers have worked toward the spiritual simplicity they still cherish."--Jacket.