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The Book of Shaker Furniture

Kassay, John

Published by Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980
ISBN 10: 0870232754 / ISBN 13: 9780870232756
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Title: The Book of Shaker Furniture

Publisher: Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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265 p. plus 1 p. Addenda and Corrigenda. This is a beautiful book about exquisite crafts put together with appreciation and passion by a woodworker himself, who also is a fine draftsman and photographer. The introduction has a brief history of the Shakers and their arts and crafts. There are 71 pencil-shaded measured drawings and 254 black-and-white photographs of Shaker furniture. Every piece photographed is attributed to the community in which it was made, if known, or to the current owner. SIGNED with an inscription to "dear friends" who are students of Shaker history and Shaker crafts. Because of its size and weight, extra postage will be required. Bookseller Inventory # 010815JK

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Of the more than one hundred experiments in communitarian living that proliferated in America during the nineteenth century, the Untied Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, whose adherents are best known as "Shakers," is certainly one of the most interesting, successful, and enduring. This book is a collection of furniture made by members of this remarkable American religious sect.

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John Kassay taught industrial arts in junior and senior high schools and, for over thirty years, at San Francisco State University, where he is professor emeritus in the Department of Design and Industry. He is an accomplished draftsman, furniture maker, and photographer

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