Stillness and Light: The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture

Stillness and Light: The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture

Henry Plummer


Shaker structures have lengthy been sought after for his or her simplicity of layout and durable craftsmanship, with shape continuously following functionality. through the years, their certain actual features have invited as a lot research as imitation. Their fresh, unadorned traces were acknowledged to mirror middle Shaker ideals reminiscent of honesty, integrity, purity, and perfection. during this booklet, Henry Plummer specializes in using usual mild in Shaker structure, noting that Shaker developers manipulated mild not just for sensible purposes of illumination but additionally to sculpt a intentionally non secular, visible presence inside their area. Stillness and light-weight celebrates this subtly appealing element of Shaker innovation and development, captured in additional than a hundred wonderful photographs.

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