The simple yet striking lines of Shaker design grace much of the furniture we see in high-end department stores, and beautiful examples of it adorn the pages of Architectural Digest and House Beautiful. How did this style evolve from its origins in a humble, small religious community to the international design phenomenon it is today? This illustrated study explores the emergence of the Shaker style and how it was vigorously promoted by scholars and artists into the prominence it now enjoys. The heart of the Shaker style lies in the religious movement founded in the eighteenth century, where Stephen Bowe and Peter Richmond begin their chronicle. From there, the authors chart the evolution of the style into the twentieth century—particularly in the hands of design media, scholars, and art institutions. These Shaker “agents” repositioned Shaker style continuously—from local vernacular to high culture and then popular culture. Drawing on a rich array of sources, including museum catalogs, contemporary design magazines, and scholarly writings, Selling Shaker illustrates in detail how the Shaker style entered the general design consciousness and how the original aesthetic was gradually diluted into a generic style for a mass audience. A wholly original and fascinating study of American design and consumption, Selling Shaker is a unique resource for collectors, scholars, and anyone interested in the cultural history of a design aesthetic.
157 See Meader, R.F.W., 'Reflections on Shaker Architecture', The Shaker Quarterly, 1966 and also Wisbey, H.A., 'Shaker Scholar Lists Favourite Structures', The Shaker Messenger, 1984 for a scholar's choice of Shaker structures.
Author: Stephen Bowe
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
For a small religious community the Shakers had a major impact on American architecture and furniture design. Many modern designs can trace their roots directly to the Shaker tradition. In this study, each of the Shaker communities is represented with very interesting photographs of the buildings that made up their world. A detailed text completes the study.
For a small religious community the Shakers had a major impact on American architecture and furniture design. Many modern designs can trace their roots directly to the Shaker tradition.
Author: Herbert Schiffer
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This survey provides a unique overview of 1,000-years of architectural development.
Shaker architecture and furniture naturally reflect this purity and pared - down directness . It is unfortunate that of the nineteen settlements that descended from Mother Ann Lee and her Band of Eight , who landed in New York in 1774 ...
Author: George Everard Kidder Smith
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Shaker buildings have long been admired for their simplicity of design and sturdy craftsmanship, with form always following function. Over the years, their distinctive physical characteristics have invited as much study as imitation. Their clean, unadorned lines have been said to reflect core Shaker beliefs such as honesty, integrity, purity, and perfection. In this book, Henry Plummer 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, visual presence within their space. Stillness and Light celebrates this subtly beautiful aspect of Shaker innovation and construction, captured in more than 100 stunning photographs.
The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture Henry Plummer ... and demonstrate that the Shakers knew precisely what to leave out of their buildings—emptying them of everything inessential, in order to throw attention to something else, ...
Author: Henry Plummer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In this pioneering study, historian Scott T. Swank reveals the links between the daily life of the Shakers and their art and architecture. 250 illustrations, 150 in color.
In spite of the significance of Shaker architecture , scholarly treatments of the topic are rare . Existing publications such as June Sprigg and Paul Rocheleau's Shaker Built : The Form and Function of Shaker Architecture ( New York ...
Author: Scott T. Swank
The study of vernacular architecture explores the characteristics of domestic buildings in particular regions or localities, and the many social and cultural factors that have contributed to their evolution. In this book, vernacular architecture specialist Paul Oliver brings together a wealth of information that spans over two decades, and the whole globe. Some previously unpublished papers, as well as those only available in hard to find conference proceedings, are brought together in one volume to form a fascinating reference for students and professional architects, as well as all those involved with planning housing schemes in their home countries and overseas.
The Shakers. In: The Communistic Societies of The United States. New York: Harper & Brothers, pp. 117–256. Ott, J.H. (1976). Hancock Shaker Village. Shaker Community, Hancock, Mass. Schiffer, H. (1979). Shaker Architecture.
Author: Paul Oliver
Architectural designs , as all other forms in the community were subordinate to the Millennial Laws that guarded the Shaker master builder or architect against any styles or devices he may have employed out in the “ world .
Author: William Lawrence Lassiter
Draws on oral and written testimony to trace the history and evolution of the Shakers, set within the broader context of American life
Beverly Gordon, Shaker Textile Arts (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1980); William Lawrence Lassiter, Shaker Architecture: Descriptions with Photographs and Drawings of Shaker Buildings at Mt. Lebanon, New York, ...
Author: Stephen J. Stein
Publisher: Yale University Press
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Shakers contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on Shaker communities, industries, individual families, and important people.
Shaker Architecture Warren County, Ohio. Oxford, Ohio: Typoprint, 1971. Provensen, Alice, and Mark Provensen. A Peaceable Kingdom: The Shaker Abecedarius. London: Puffin Books, 1981. Raschka, Chris. Simple Gifts: A Shaker Hymn.
Author: Stephen J. Paterwic
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774 when life in England became difficult. In the United States, they established several colonies whose governing principals included celibacy and agrarian communal living. Even at its peak, however, Shakerism claimed only about 4,500 members. Today, except for one active community in Sabbathday, Maine, the great Shaker villages are diminished, but the Shakers left an enduring impact on the religion and culture of the United States. The A to Z of the Shakers relates the history of this fascinating group through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shaker communities, industries, individual families, and important people. Every definition, biography, and point of history was submitted to the Shakers at Sabbathday Lake for their review before it was included for publication. As such, the voice of the contemporary Shakers is found in the dictionary, and they have given it their unequivocal endorsement.
Seen and Received: The Shakers' Private Art. Pittsfield, Mass.: Hancock Shaker Village, 2000. Lassiter, William Lawrence. Shaker Architecture. New York: Bonanza Books, 1966. [McNemar, Richard]. A Selection of Hymns and Poems; ...
Author: Stephen J. Paterwic
Publisher: Scarecrow Press