Farnsworth Art Museum / Skira Rizzoli, 2014. Hardcover. VG. Salmon cloth, black & color illus. dust jacket, 272 pp., many color & BW illus. Issued in conjunction with a 2014-2015 exhibition. "Presents the elegantly austere and simply styled objects of the Shakers in context of their faith and community at Mount Lebanon, N.Y., the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world. Oustanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects -- drawn primarily from the colleciton of the 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, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communities elsewhere gradually disappeared." (dj) With seven thematic and highly illustrated essays.
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