Shaker: Life, Work, and Art

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Houghton Mifflin, 1987 - Religion - 272 pages
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Although only a handful of the Brothers and Sisters of America's unique Shaker community are left, the Shaker legacy lives on in the architecture, furniture, crafts, and inventions they created. Shakers were famous for their unusual way of life, for the excellence and simplicity of their work, and for the dance worship from which they drew their name. A comprehensive and insightful text discusses the origins and beliefs, the work and daily life of these remarkable people, and more than 200 full-color photographs taken especially for this book by Michael Freeman richly illustrate their environment and creativity. More than a book of architecture and design, Shaker: Life, Work and Art is a celebration of this fascinating American society and a tribute to their pursuit of perfection. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Beautiful photography. Interesting 19th century religious sect. Great recipes. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

After exploring the complexities of Albert Speer's architecture, mind and morality (or perhaps the architecture OF his moral mind), it was refreshing to turn to look at the simple, beautiful buildings ... Read full review

About the author (1987)

Sprigg is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.

Larkin is the editor-designer of the best-selling Barn and Shaker and the author of Farm, among many other books published here and abroad. He currently lives in Cherry Plain, New York.

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been principal photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for many years, and he has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books.

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