Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 1995. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 175, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20415
The Shakers conducted 19th-century America's most successful experiment in utopian living. From Maine to Kentucky, they established communal villages and worked to build a heaven on earth. Designed to accommodate hundreds, Shaker buildings included meeting houses, dwelling houses, barns, factories, and schools. This volume is the first definitive study of these buildings. Design, construction, materials, and use are explored, illuminating regional variations in Shaker buildings, as well as their functional and stylistic evolution over the course of two centuries. From the Old House Journal reference library.