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Stillness & light : the silent eloquence of Shaker architecture

Author: Henry Plummer
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the use of natural light in Shaker architecture, noting that Shaker builders manipulated light not only for practical reasons of illumination but also to sculpt a deliberately spiritual,  Read more...

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Plummer, Henry, 1946-
Stillness & light.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008051743
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Plummer
ISBN: 0253353629 9780253007780 025300778X 9780253353627
OCLC Number: 929351144
Awards: Winner of 2009 ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award, Gold Medal, Architecture.
Description: 1 online resource (134 p.) : chiefly color ill
Contents: ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Shaker Light--Building a State of Grace1. Simplicity--Pristine Light Monotone Mass Pure White Cavity Framed Whiteness Between Wood and Plaster Wooden Cavern2. Order--Focused Light Mesmerizing Window Incantation Concentric Tonalities Double Helix Twin Skylights Flying Staircase Tiered Skylights3. Luminosity--Inner Light Maximum Fenestration Interior Shutters White Kentucky Limestone White-Painted Stonework White on White Yellow Light Lustrous Wood Clasped Light Attic Dormer Cupola4. Equality--Shared Light Transom Window Interior Window Double Window Enfilade of Openings Lattice of Light5. Time--Cyclic Light Shadow Play on Limestone Spectral Colors Tree Shadows Splashes of Sun Coexisting Times States Golden Cast Revolving Light and Color Crossfire of Sun I Crossfire of Sun II Light OrchestrationBibliography
Other Titles: Stillness and light
Responsibility: Henry Plummer.

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"[A] stunning color photographic essay... Plummer's discerning photographic eye not only captures the feeling of serenity and peace that pervades these buildings, but also reminds us that for the Read more...

 
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