Stillness and Light: The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture

By Henry Plummer

Shaker constructions have lengthy been fashionable for his or her simplicity of layout and durable craftsmanship, with shape regularly following functionality. through the years, their detailed actual features have invited as a lot examine as imitation. Their fresh, unadorned strains were acknowledged to mirror middle Shaker ideals equivalent to honesty, integrity, purity, and perfection. during this e-book, Henry Plummer makes a speciality of using normal mild in Shaker structure, noting that Shaker developers manipulated mild not just for functional purposes of illumination but additionally to sculpt a intentionally religious, visible presence inside their house. Stillness and light-weight celebrates this subtly attractive point of Shaker innovation and development, captured in additional than a hundred beautiful photographs.

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