The Shakers Hardback

From Mount Lebanon to the World

by Michael K. Komanecky;

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The Shakers

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An important book on Shaker art and life, offering a fresh look at a style that has endured through centuries and continues to inspire designers and homeowners. This book presents the elegantly austere and simply styled objects of the Shakers in the context of their faith and community at Mount Lebanon, N.Y., the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world. Outstanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects-drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum and Library in Mount Lebanon-bring the fascinating world of the Shakers to life. The book also explores the equally compelling material culture of Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communities elsewhere gradually disappeared. Accompanying a major exhibition organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum, this book presents a new and authentic perspective on the Shaker community. Specially commissioned photography, archival imagery, essays by prominent scholars, and a firsthand interview with a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community deepen our understanding of this influential movement and style.

The Shakers by Michael K. Komanecky was published by Rizzoli International Publications in May 2014. The ISBN for The Shakers is 9780847842629.

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Details for The Shakers

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherRizzoli International Publications (May 2014)
Number of Pages256
Thickness26 mm
Height279 mm
Width241 mm
Product Code4262814
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