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Art Illuminating the Spirit

Special Interest Books

The Architecture of the Shakers

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Product Description:

By Julie Nicoletta with photography by Bret Morgan

From Maine to Kentucky, the Shakers built communal villages of unique buildings that were designed to accommodate hundreds of inhabitants unified in the common purpose of work and worship. Julie Nicoletta's perceptive text and Bret Morgan's striking photographs illuminate the austere beauty, regional variations, and functional and stylistic evolution of Shaker buildings over the course of two centuries. This book evokes a visual and literary survey of Shaker design and its impact on our culture at large.