Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Search

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

May 4, 2009

Were the Shakers the original modernists? The Shaker design philosophy–”Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful”–brings to mind the “Less is more” credo of Mies van der Rohe. An elegant, minimalist–yet somehow grand–aesthetic is on display at the living history Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill; the 3,000-acre compound, founded in 1805, features 34 restored buildings, acres of farmland planted with heirloom varietals, and an extensive museum collection.

Photos via Flickr.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill portrait 3 Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill portrait 4 Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill portrait 5 Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill portrait 6 shaker table with china Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill portrait 8 Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill portrait 9 shaker bedroom welsh blanket

shaker village checked blankets shaker dressing room 4 shaker village spiral staircase 2

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

v5.0