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South Union Shaker Village
ISBN: 978-1-938905-50-6

Book Details

Author: David Toczko
Hardcover: 200 pages Full-Color
Product Dimensions: 9 x 12"
Retail Price: $39.95

Book Description

South UnionShaker Village is an incredible photographic tribute by David Toczko to one ofKentucky's historic treasures. Within these beautiful pages, one can take apictorial walking tour of the Village, capturing every season and nearly everytime of day. More than 250 stunning color images showcase the historic structures,lifestyle, architecture, culture and scenic beauty of South Union ShakerVillage.

Located a shortdrive west of Bowling Green, Kentucky, the South Union Shaker Village was athriving community from 1807 - 1922. Although the settlement was in disuse forseveral decades, several original buildings have been restored and now house finemuseum of Shaker artifacts, with educational tours and activities to documentthe Shaker way of life throughout the 19th century.

Each book willbe a large 9x12-inch, hardbound "coffee-table" volume with more than200 pages, printed in full-color on durable glossy paper for superior photoreproduction, a lasting testament to Shaker craftsmanship. For those who havealready toured the Village, this book will serve as a source of reflection andfond remembrance of their visit.


David Toczko is a long-time Kentucky resident and a Western Kentucky University graduate. His interest in photography began in 1985 and has grown from a passionate hobby to a career as a freelance, commercial photographer. His work is internationally published and has been acclaimed for its richness and depth of color, texture and clarity. His artistic vision is to create photographs with both a visual and emotional impact. Recent efforts are focused in his signature style of lowlight/natural light, which adds a dimension not always found in the studio. His first book, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: 50th Anniversary of the Restoration was published in 2010 by Acclaim Press and received an ADDY award for its design. His second book, The Ambassador of Bourbon: Maker's Mark and theRebirth of America's Native Spirit, was published in 2012 by Acclaim Press and features more than 250 Photographs of the Maker's Mark Distillery and grounds in Loretto, Kentucky, and also received an ADDY Award for design.

David is a juried member of the Visual Arts with the Kentucky Arts Council, an Official Kentucky Derby Archive Team Photographer, a Louisville Ballet Archive Photographer, and a member of the Professional Photographers of America. His Shaker photographs and other works have appeared in both national and international magazines, catalogs and publications, including the Shaker Workshops Catalogs. His photographs are exhibited in galleries and shows throughout Kentucky, and have been selected to appear at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda, the Senate Office of the Kentucky State Capitol Annex, and the Kentucky First Lady's Office.

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