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Shaker Design

Sprigg, June

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ISBN 10: 0393023389 / ISBN 13: 9780393023381
Published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Catalogue of the exhibition of the same name at the Whitney Museum in New York, May 29-August 31,1986. Book and unpriced dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. 8vo. 228 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 83457

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Title: Shaker Design

Publisher: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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"A spellbinding book, depicting the remarkable work of some remarkable men and women. . . . This is a book to cherish." ―Woodworking Crafts

The Shaker movement in America began in 1774 when Mother Ann Lee emigrated from Manchester, England, with a small group of followers, and settled in New York State. Despite impoverished beginnings, the Shakers flourished in the early nineteenth century, and by 1840 there were four to six thousand members living in eighteen principle communities from Maine to Kentucky. Turning away from society, they lived in large families that were both celibate and communal. In striving for heaven on earth, they created a visual environment of such harmony and quiet power that it continues to impress observers today, when the Shakers have all but passed from the American scene.

The many works presented in this beautiful volume reveal the Shaker commitment to excellence in all matters. The chairs, cases of drawers, work stands, baskets, oval boxes, wheelbarrows, stoves, looms, and even tailoring tools have a purity of form that transcends mere utility and elevates our appreciation beyond a sense of function.

This volume draws objects from forty collections, including extant Shaker villages, the work of some thirty known individuals, and as many artists who remain anonymous.

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June Spring, who has lived and worked with the surviving Shakers of Maine and New Hampshire, has studied Shaker life and art since 1972.

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