By Henry Plummer
Shaker structures have lengthy been fashionable for his or her simplicity of layout and durable craftsmanship, with shape constantly following functionality. through the years, their targeted actual features have invited as a lot learn as imitation. Their fresh, unadorned strains were acknowledged to mirror middle Shaker ideals comparable to honesty, integrity, purity, and perfection. during this publication, Henry Plummer specializes in using usual gentle in Shaker structure, noting that Shaker developers manipulated gentle not just for sensible purposes of illumination but in addition to sculpt a intentionally non secular, visible presence inside their area. Stillness and light-weight celebrates this subtly attractive element of Shaker innovation and development, captured in additional than a hundred beautiful photographs.
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