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Shaker: Life, Work and Art


"Shaker" is an illustrated exploration of the unique lifestyle of the American "Shaker" celibate religious communities founded in the 18th century by an English Quaker, Ann Lee. A major feature of Shaker life was the emphasis on self-sufficientcy: houses, farm buildings, furniture, tools, utensils, clothes and textiles - all were hand-made according to a craft tradition that linked form and function with "godly" virtues of plainess, simplicity and fitness. The beautiful objects that resulted are not only now highly valued ...

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Shaker: Life, Work and Art
2001, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810982147


Shaker: Life, Work, and Art
2000, Smithmark Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780765117731

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Shaker: Life, Work and Art
2000, Cassell Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9781841880440


Shaker: Life, Work and Art
1991, Cassell Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9780304340927


Shaker: Life, Work and Art
1988, Cassell Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9780304322350


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