Shaker Legacy

Book Summary

"The Shaker Legacy" is an intriguing visual tour of 150 classic Shaker pieces, many of which have never been previously photographed. In addition, Becksvoort gives a historical perspective of Shaker beliefs and how they shaped Shaker design. 250+ color photos. Solid construction and honest functionality make Shaker furniture one of the most popular and timeless design categories. Based on extensive research and personal experience with the last working Shaker community in Maine, this book traces the roots of Shaker design to Shaker belief, which inspired the clean lines, careful craftsmanship, and signature details that define the style. The author also discusses the less known Victorian period of Shaker design and shows how this style has influenced subsequent ones. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included.

Book Details

Book Name Shaker Legacy
Author Christian Becksvoort, John Sheldon
Publisher Taunton Press (Oct 1998)
ISBN 9781561582181
Pages 240
Language English
Price 1457

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