2 edition of American Shakers and Their Furniture found in the catalog.
American Shakers and Their Furniture
RH Value Publishing
December 15, 1986
by Random House Value Publishing
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
Little-Remembered Religious Preachers Get Their Due In Adam Morris' 'American Messiahs' Bizarre as they may have been, many messianic leaders were stunningly successful, heading movements that. The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, more commonly known as the Shakers, are a religious group founded on the principles of celibacy, communal living, confession of sin, and most importantly, equality. The Shakers believed that all were equal in the eyes of God, and allowed anyone to join their communities, provided that.
Interest in the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, the "Shakers," has steadily increased during the past forty years. It began primarily with the books of Edward Deming Andrews, whose scholarly commentary and illustrations of the exquisitely simple and functional Shaker furniture introduced the American people to a design concept very different from the contemporary idiom. The book’s expert contributors discuss Shaker design in relation to the furniture they constructed, the products they sold, their gift drawings and spirituality, and their rejection of American Fancy design. The book also considers the powerful inspiration Shaker design has provided for diverse modern and contemporary designers, including.
Question: "Who are the Shakers?" Answer: The Shakers, formally the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, are a Christian cult that combines elements of Quakerism and Charismatic worship practices. Their beliefs can be hard to codify, as all congregants are allowed to prophesy and all prophecies are considered inspired. Three Shaker sisters, leaving the old meeting house in Sabbathday Lake, Me., June 7, (AP) The Shakers -- the ones who made furniture and hated sex -- .
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American Shakers and Their Furniture by Shea, John G. and a great American Shakers and Their Furniture book of related books, art and collectibles available now at While other furniture makers used imported woods such as mahogany and rosewood, Shakers used local American woods such as pine, maple, and cherry.
In place of imported brass drawer pulls, Shakers substituted simple turned-wood knobs. To support their communities, Shakers sold surplus food and goods to outsiders.
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Get this from a library. The American Shakers and their furniture: with measured drawings of museum classics. [John Gerald Shea] -- Meeting house bench, utility bench, bonnet box, storage box, kitchen table, wall cupboard, dry sink, kitchen desk-cupboard, flight of shelves, utility pedestal, sorting stand, firewood carrier.
Shaker furniture is the one truly original American style of furniture. Its clear crisp lines and singular lightness unite and transcend both traditional and modern settings, and for that reason it has remained a major creative force in our decorative arts heritage for hundreds of years.
For a small religious community the Shakers had a major impact on American architecture and furniture design. Many modern designs can trace their roots directly to the Shaker tradition. In this study, each of the Shaker communities is represented with very interesting photographs of the buildings that made up their : Gavin Ferriby.
Labor and craftsmanship were seen as ways to worship God, and Shakers became known for producing high-quality furniture, food and household goods. Despite their celibacy, they had plenty of Author: Erin Blakemore. Presented in collaboration with the program Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Shaker craftsmen used traditional American Furniture forms and adjusted those forms to suit their needs and aesthetics.
Their simplicity of line, limited ornamentation, and conservation of space all served to make their furniture distinctive and created a design sensibility that continues to be.
The Shakers made and sold furniture to support their communities and worship god. Totally unconcerned with stylistic conventions, they eliminated all decoration and created timeless designs. The typical Shaker table, bench, or chair is smooth, undecorated, and simple—a kind of Platonic ideal for furniture.
According to John G. Shea's "The American Shakers and Their Furniture" (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, ), p.
3, "She (Ann Lee) came from England inwith eight faithful followers all of whom were convinced she was Christ Incarnate.". Becksvoort, a talented and experienced furniture maker, brings a fresh perspective on the Shakers and their furniture.
His insights on the Shakers, past and present, and on Shaker design, both as an expression of faith and as an influence on Scandinavian and American furniture makers, represent the best work that a new generation of Shaker.
If you collect Shaker furniture, deal in it, or simply admire it, drop whatever you are doing and go out and buy John Kassay's The Book of Shaker Furniture.
It is undoubtedly going to become a classic in the literature about the Shakers and their artifacts, holding a place with such pioneering studies as those of Edward Deming and Faith Andrews Brand: University of Massachusetts Press. This splendid book describes and illustrates in detail how the Shakers designed, built, and finished their furniture and household articles.
With its detailed text as well as over photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic pieces, it offers woodworkers and furniture enthusiasts a practical guide to the essentials of replicating a broad range of designs long admired for their.
The Shakers developed along their own lines, forming into a society with Jane and James Wardley as their leaders.
Ann Lee, the founder and later leader of the American Shakers, and her parents were members of this society. Ann Lee was born the daughter of a blacksmith in Manchester in More editions of The American Shakers and Their Furniture with Measured Drawings of Museum Classics: The American Shakers and Their Furniture with Measured Drawings of Museum Classics: ISBN () Hardcover, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Making Shaker Furniture.
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Shea Buy. Oscar P. Fitzgerald’s American Furniture: to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield,pages) is a door-stopper book, a behemoth with well over a thousand photographs, some in color, most black-and-white, and as promised by the title, a history of American furniture and craftsmanship since the time of the thirteen colonies.
The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, more widely referenced as the Shakers, are well-known for their furniture today, especially their new “Believers” joined their community, they brought popularly styled Federal period furniture with them and in turn influenced what the Shakers made for use in their homes going forward.
Industrialization caught the fancy of the American public, and mass-produced chairs soon replaced the handcrafted Shaker furniture so sought after today by antique dealers. During the twentieth century the Shakers retreated into small communities, cutting way down on their contact with outsiders.
"If you collect Shaker furniture, deal in it, or simply admire it, drop whatever you are doing and go out and buy John Kassay's The Book of Shaker Furniture. It is undoubtedly going to become a classic in the literature about the Shakers and their artifacts, holding a place with such pioneering studies as those of Edward Deming and Faith.
The Shakers, once a radical religious sect whose members were despised and harassed by their fellow Americans, have in recent years become celebrated—and sentimentalized—for their communal way of life, the simplicity of their worship, their belief in celibacy, pacifism, and equality of the sexes, and not least, their superb furniture and handicrafts.