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Title:
Simple beauty : the Shakers in America
Author:
Ketchum, William C., Jr., 1931-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Todtri, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
126 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781880908440
Format :
Book

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Central Library NK807 .K48 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

The Shakers' spirit burns brightly through their legacy of design and architecture, represented by the images of Shaker buildings and their furnishings found in this book. From furniture, rugs, and clothing to useful objects such as baskets, boxes, and tools amd from tinware to textiles, Shaker arts and crafts remain as a precious and vital contribution to American cultural life. An informative text presents lively historical anecdotes of this most fascinating of religious sects, accompanied by 130 full-color photographs illustrating Shaker design and workmanship.


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