"A spellbinding book, depicting the remarkable work of some remarkable men and women. . . . This is a book to cherish." ―Woodworking CraftsThe Shaker movement in America began in 1774 when Mother Ann Lee emigrated from Manchester, England, with a small group of followers, and settled in New York State. Despite impoverished beginnings, the Shakers flourished in the early nineteenth century, and by 1840 there were four to six thousand members living in eighteen principle communities from Maine to Kentucky. Turning away from society, they lived in large families that were both celibate and communal. In striving for heaven on earth, they created a visual environment of such harmony and quiet power that it continues to impress observers today, when the Shakers have all but passed from the American scene.
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June Spring, who has lived and worked with the surviving Shakers of Maine and New Hampshire, has studied Shaker life and art since 1972.Review:
“Not only is [the book] a beautifully presented record of the world the Shakers created, it is also the most thorough, balanced, and unbiased survey of Shaker material culture. . . . A book of lasting visual and scholarly importance.”
- Kenneth Ames, Winterthur Museum, Antiques
“Beautifully illustrated. . . . In itself a masterpiece of design.”
- Washington Times
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Descrizione libro Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Norton, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0393023389
Descrizione libro Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110393023389
Descrizione libro Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st. Codice libro della libreria 11296