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Harmony in Wood: Furniture of the Harmony Society by Philip D. Zimmerman (review)

Harmony in Wood: Furniture of the Harmony Society by Philip D. Zimmerman (review) pennsylvania history regional, scholars of early Philadelphia will welcome her contributions to the political, cultural, and scientific histories of the city; and those with an interest in the national will benefit from her discussion of print culture and the role of literature in spreading these ideologies of vision far beyond the confines of Philadelphia. Finally, with Bellion's focus on the public arena and the intersection of art and vision, Citizen Spectator is a welcome addition to the scholarship on early national politics and culture. AMy HUdSoN HENdERSoN Independent Scholar Philip d. Zimmerman. Harmony in Wood: Furniture of the Harmony Society (Ambridge, PA: Published by The Friends of old Economy Village and distributed by University Press of New England, 2010). Pp. x, 214. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $65.00. In this beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched study, Philip Zimmerman breaks exciting new ground in his exploration of Harmonist furniture. Followers of nineteenth-century German mystic and visionary George Rapp, Harmonists have not received the same scholarly attention for their furniture as their utopian contemporaries the Shakers and Zoarites. Like those communities, the Harmonists developed a distinctive style over the first half of the nineteenth century that blended locally available resources, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Penn State University Press

Harmony in Wood: Furniture of the Harmony Society by Philip D. Zimmerman (review)

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies , Volume 80 (3)

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pennsylvania history regional, scholars of early Philadelphia will welcome her contributions to the political, cultural, and scientific histories of the city; and those with an interest in the national will benefit from her discussion of print culture and the role of literature in spreading these ideologies of vision far beyond the confines of Philadelphia. Finally, with Bellion's focus on the public arena and the intersection of art and vision, Citizen Spectator is a welcome addition to the scholarship on early national politics and culture. AMy HUdSoN HENdERSoN Independent Scholar Philip d. Zimmerman. Harmony in Wood: Furniture of the Harmony Society (Ambridge, PA: Published by The Friends of old Economy Village and distributed by University Press of New England, 2010). Pp. x, 214. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $65.00. In this beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched study, Philip Zimmerman breaks exciting new ground in his exploration of Harmonist furniture. Followers of nineteenth-century German mystic and visionary George Rapp, Harmonists have not received the same scholarly attention for their furniture as their utopian contemporaries the Shakers and Zoarites. Like those communities, the Harmonists developed a distinctive style over the first half of the nineteenth century that blended locally available resources,

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Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic StudiesPenn State University Press

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