Francis Cape
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2013, English
Nonfiction, Interior Design
6.5 x 8 inches, paperback, 112 pages, 15 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781616891596
Suggested Retail Price: $24.95

From the Publisher. Whether for protest, religious congress, companionship, eating, or comfort, sitting communally remains one of the most powerful and prevalent of human social activities. This simple act held special significance in numerous utopian communities that emerged in nineteenth-century America, and was given physical presence in the form of a variety of styles of wooden benches. Fascinated by these expressions of harmony and equality, renowned British artist Francis Cape sought out and made measured drawings of remaining examples. We Sit Together presents twenty-five of Cape's beautifully reconstructed benches drawn from twenty utopian sects, active from 1732 to the present, ranging from well-known communities like the Shakers to more obscure groups like the Separatists of Zoar.

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