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Title The Shakers : from Mount Lebanon to the World / edited by Michael K. Komanecky ; contributions by Leonard L. Brooks [and 8 others].

Publication Info. New York : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc., [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  973.07 SHA    AVAILABLE
Description 272 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note "This book was produced in conjunction with the Farnsworth Art Museum exhibition The Shakers : from Mount Lebanon to the World, June 14, 2014, through January 5, 2015. The exhibition was organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum in partnership with The Shaker Museum, Mount Lebanon, and The United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake Inc."--Verso of title page.
Summary 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. Outstanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects-drawn primarily from the collection of Shaker Museum, 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.
Contents Who are the Shakers? / The Sabbathday Lake Shakers -- Director's foreword / Christopher Brownawell -- The Shaker Museum, Mount Lebanon / David Stocks -- The Shakers, from Mount Lebanon to the world / Leonard L. Brooks -- The Shakers, a personal reflection / Michael K. Komanecky -- Mount Lebanon and early American Shakerism / Stephen J. Stein -- Nothing too small to be remembered : the Maine Shakers' evolving use of their history / Michael S. Graham -- The Shakers today : a conversation with Brother Arnold Hadd / Michael K. Komanecky -- A morning with Sister Frances Carr / Angela Waldron -- Shaker Village dates.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Shakers -- United States -- History.
Shaker Museum (Sabbathday Lake, Me.)
Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon.
Shaker furniture.
Shaker decorative arts.
Shaker architecture.
Added Author Komanecky, Michael, editor.
Brooks, Leonard L., author.
Farnsworth Museum of Art, host institution.
ISBN 9780847842629 (hardback) $60.00
0847842622 (hardback)

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