Selling Shaker

The Commodification of Shaker Design in the Twentieth Century

Selling Shaker

The simple yet striking lines of Shaker design grace much of the furniture we see in high-end department stores, and beautiful examples of it adorn the pages of Architectural Digest and House Beautiful. How did this style evolve from its origins in a humble, small religious community to the international design phenomenon it is today? This illustrated study explores the emergence of the Shaker style and how it was vigorously promoted by scholars and artists into the prominence it now enjoys. The heart of the Shaker style lies in the religious movement founded in the eighteenth century, where Stephen Bowe and Peter Richmond begin their chronicle. From there, the authors chart the evolution of the style into the twentieth century - particularly in the hands of design media, scholars, and art institutions. These Shaker "agents" repositioned Shaker style continuously - from local vernacular to high culture and then popular culture. Drawing on a rich array of sources, including museum catalogs, contemporary design magazines, and scholarly writings, Selling Shaker illustrates in detail how the Shaker style entered the general design consciousness and how the original aesthetic was gradually diluted into a generic style for a mass audience. A wholly original and fascinating study of American design and consumption, Selling Shaker is a unique resource for collectors, scholars, and anyone interested in the cultural history of a design aesthetic.

Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture

Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture

Best guide to subject. 267 individual pieces in 175 photographs: chairs, footstools, tables, clocks, stoves, other pieces. Additional 60 photos show finials, decals, peggings, caning, drawers, more. Captions provide details on size, color, wood, etc.

Making Authentic Country Furniture

With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics

Making Authentic Country Furniture

Extensively researched, profusely illustrated book explores principal elementary antique country furniture designs used in North America over the past 400 years — with English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Norwegian influences represented. 95 measured drawings for constructing candlestand, pedestal table, rocker, corner cupboard, cradle, armoire, many more.

Making Authentic Country Furniture

With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics

Making Authentic Country Furniture

DIVIllustrated exploration of principal designs used in North America over past 400 years. 95 measured drawings enable woodworkers to construct for candlestand, pedestal table, rocker, corner cupboard, cradle, armoire, many more. /div

American Furniture

1650 to the Present

American Furniture

This authoritative text explains the evolution of four centuries of American furniture from 1650 to the 21st century. It is the complete story covering the cultural and historical context of pieces and advice on how to authenticate furniture and preserve it for posterity. It is fully illustrated with over 800 photos and a 24 page color signature.

Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

Unabridged Reprints of Two Mission Furniture Catalogs, "Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley" and "The Work of L. & J. G. Stickley"

Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

594 illustrations, including 277 photos, of authentic, prized, Craftsman furniture as shown in two catalogs (circa 1910) by foremost manufacturers. Numerous settles, rockers, armchairs, bookcases, plus many other kinds of pieces. 594 illustrations. Captions.

Windsor Chairs

Windsor Chairs

100 different types of Windsor chairs and other furniture. Full-page photos of side chairs, armchairs, comb-backs, writing-arm chairs, babies' high-backs and low chairs, settees, love seats, stools, and tables. Informative text.

Rates and Equilibria of Organic Reactions as Treated by Statistical, Thermodynamic, and Extrathermodynamic Methods

Rates and Equilibria of Organic Reactions as Treated by Statistical, Thermodynamic, and Extrathermodynamic Methods

Graduate-level text stresses extrathermodynamic approach to quantitative prediction and constructs a logical framework that encompasses and classifies all known extrathermodynamic relationships. Numerous figures and tables. Author and Subject Indexes.