Religion in Wood: A Book of Shaker Furniture

Andrews, Edward Deming, and Faith Andrews; introduction by Thomas Merton

Published by Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1969, 1969
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Second printing. xi and 106 p. In his introduction, Thomas Merton says that, "If the Shakers are appreciated today.this is due in part to the work of Edward Deming Andrews who better than anyone else, caught their true spirit, and who interpreted it to the rest of us. This present book is a last and most eloquent word of Dr. Andrews, and in some sense a crowning and summing up of his whole work on Shaker craftsmanship and spirituality." Chapter titles are "Pure and Simple," "The Forces behind the Forms," and "Spiritual Functionalism." The fine photographs show some single pieces; they others are grouped by their settings; all are accompanied by informative texts. Includes "A Note on Shaker Craftsmen," and suggested readings. 11" x 7 1/2", cream cloth hardcover, fine; dust jacket, very near fine with a little rubbing at extremities and one half-inch tear (it is enclosed in acid-free mylar). Bookseller Inventory # 103014EA

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Title: Religion in Wood: A Book of Shaker Furniture

Publisher: Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1969

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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