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Shaker design : out of this world

Author: Jean M Burks
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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"The Shakers were guided by the principles of utility, honesty, and order in both their work and worship, and this belief system influenced the physical expression of the goods they produced for use at home and for sale outside their communities. This book presents an array of examples of Shaker furniture, household objects, textiles, religious drawings, and items made to sell to the "world's people" (non-Shakers).  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burks, Jean M., 1949-
Shaker design.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)609075002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean M Burks
ISBN: 9780300137286 0300137281
OCLC Number: 184906245
Description: xxx, 245 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: The Shaker world. Shaker villages and the landscape of "gospel order" / Robert P. Emlen --
Faith, form, and finish: Shaker furniture in context / Jean M. Burks --
Designed for sale: Shaker commerce with the world / M. Stephen Miller. The spiritual world. The problem of female leadership in early Shakerism / Jean M. Humez --
"Given by inspiration": visionary expressions in Shaker life and art (1837 to 1859) / Gerard C. Wertkin. The fancy world. Plain Shakers, fancy world / Sumpter Priddy. The contemporary world. In the spirit? Twentieth-century and contemporary Shaker-inspired design / Kory Rogers.
Responsibility: Jean M. Burks.
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Reaching an apogee of 6,000 members in the years just before the American Civil War, the Shaker movement was the most enduring, and successful utopian society established in America. This book  Read more...

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"A substantial volume. . . . It is illustrated with a profusion of prime examples demonstrating the wide range of fascinating objects by this extraordinary sect."--Linda Rosenkrantz, "Metropolitan Read more...

 
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