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Inspired innovations : a celebration of Shaker ingenuity

Author: M Stephen Miller; New Britain Museum of American Art.
Publisher: Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, ©2010.
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Since the late eighteenth century, Shakers have exerted an influence on our nation wholly disproportionate to the size of their communities. This title presents an exploration of the Shakers'  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Stephen Miller; New Britain Museum of American Art.
ISBN: 9781584658504 1584658509
OCLC Number: 437297700
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art, Jan. 16 to April 11, 2010.
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 29 cm
Contents: Innovations in Shaker architecture and planning / Scott T. Swank --
Equality of the sexes as Shakers' inspired innovation / Glendyne R. Wergland --
Shaker innovation : lifestyle and governance / Stephen J. Paterwic --
Garden seeds / M. Stephen Miller --
Medicinal herbs and preparations / Galen Beale --
Planting perfection : the Shakers as horticultural innovators / Darryl Thompson --
Woodenwares : oval box making at Mount Lebanon, New York / Jarry V. Grant --
Shaker basket making / Martha Wetherbee --
Cooperage / M. Stephen Miller --
Shaker textiles : cloak making / Sharon Duane Koomler --
Shaker chairs / Charles R. Muller --
Fancy goods : poplarware / Richard Dabrowski --
Health and sanitation / M. Stephen Miller --
Retiring rooms / M. Stephen Miller --
The Shakers and the invention of the circular saw : a circular argument / Christian Goodwillie --
Innovation in music and song / Carol Medlicott.
Responsibility: [edited by] M. Stephen Miller.

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"Miller and several other experts have banded together to produce this definitive, profusely illustrated volume that sets straight the record about what the Shakers did invent, what they improved, Read more...

 
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