Shaker Tradition

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Friedman/Fairfax, Sep 26, 2002 - Design - 160 pages
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A uniquely American style, Shaker design is extremely popular with homeowners and decorators. Enjoy a tour of warm and comfortable rooms featuring quintessential pieces through stunning full-color photographs presented here. Focus on the way the clean lines, characteristic fine workmanship, and beautiful simplicity of Shaker furnishings add grace to today's homes, and see how Shaker design influenced later furniture makers and craftspeople. The philosophies and religious beliefs offer insights into the purpose and significance behind the aesthetics of their architecture, furnishings, household accessories, and even the colors of their walls and floors. Quality reproductions have made the Shaker style readily available to the public, and this enjoyable volume offers many wonderful suggestions for integrating Shaker pieces with other styles in your design scheme.

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The simplicity of Shaker design complements both country and modern decor, which explains its continued popularity-and the large number of illustrated books devoted to it. Duvall and Koomler ... Read full review

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Contents

TOWN AND COUNTRY Shaker Architecture and Landscapes
37
THE SHAKERS AT HOME Interiors
73
FURNITURE A Celebration of Simplicity
101
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