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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Swank, Scott T.
Shaker life, art, and architecture.
New York : Abbeville Press, c1999
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Scott T Swank
|Description:||240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Village Life. The Building Process of a Planned Community. Architectural Design and Aesthetics. Worship and Industry. Mind and Body. Daily Life and Work --
Community Order. Regulating Everyday Life --
Shaker Style. Classic Designs. Afterword. Chronology of Canterbury Shaker Events.
|Responsibility:||Scott T. Swank ; principal photography by Bill Finney.|
"Shaker designs have endured long after the communities that created them have passed from the American scene. Shaker style, encompassing all elements of art and architecture, has been greatly esteemed for its craftsmanship, sense of proportion, simplicity, and practicality. The author's well researched text, detailed captions, and excerpts from diaries and letters bring life to the legacy of Shaker objects as well as to the architecture." "This book should especially interest collectors, historians, interior designers, and architects, giving readers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Shakers' artistic legacy."--BOOK JACKET.