Shaker Life, Work and Art
Shaker Life, Work, and Art
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1987.
First softcover printing.
For more than 200 years the Shakers were America's largest communal utopian society, working in 18 communities from Maine to Kentucky.
They evolved simple and timeless methods of construction, design principles and worship, but are now largely disbanded.
Their astonishingly beautiful achievements in architecture and the design of domestic objects have become their enduring legacy.