Shaker design :out of this world /Jean M. Burks.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-259781

Description

xxx, 245 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm., "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). The book's contributors discuss Shaker design in relation to the furniture they constructed, the products they sold, their gift drawings and spirituality, and their rejection of American Fancy design."--BOOK JACKET.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Shaker decorative arts.
Decorative arts History 19th century.
Möbel.
Design.

Originator

Burks, Jean M., 1949-

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.

Publication

New Haven : Yale University Press

Description

xxx, 245 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
"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). The book's contributors discuss Shaker design in relation to the furniture they constructed, the products they sold, their gift drawings and spirituality, and their rejection of American Fancy design."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-242) and index.
Received March 21, 2008.

ISBN

9780300137286 (alk. paper)
0300137281 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Coll. NK807.B84 2008

Other People and Orgs

Shakers.

Places

United States