The Shaker Legacy: Perspectives on an Enduring Furniture Style
by Christian Becksvoort, photographs by John Sheldon
Solid construction and honest functionality make Shaker furniture one of the most popular and timeless design categories. Based on extensive research and personal experience with the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community, this book traces the roots of Shaker design to Shaker belief, which inspired the clean lines, careful craftsmanship, and signature details that define the style. Chris also discusses the less known Victorian period of Shaker design and shows how this style has influenced subsequent ones. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included.
Chris Becksvoort is a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community and teaches wood working workshops with us each season.
Hardcover, 240 pages, full color. Taunton Press, 2000.