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The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God
     

The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God

by Amy Stechler Burns
 
In The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God, exquisite photography by Ken Burns, Langdon Clay, and Jerome Liebling; perfectly reproduced archival photographs from the Shakers' own collections; and a historical text by Amy Stechler Burns give a clear, personal, and profound understanding of the architecture, craft accomplishments, and lives of the Shakers and their

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In The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God, exquisite photography by Ken Burns, Langdon Clay, and Jerome Liebling; perfectly reproduced archival photographs from the Shakers' own collections; and a historical text by Amy Stechler Burns give a clear, personal, and profound understanding of the architecture, craft accomplishments, and lives of the Shakers and their historical legacy.

Langdon Clay is a professional photographer, whose book credits include Jefferson's Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg, among others. Jerome Leibling is an internationally recognized photographer whose work is in many major institutional, and private collections.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Yet another study of Shakerism in America has been published. The material culture of this Christian, communal, and celibate sect is apparently a never-ending source of fascination for art book lovers. The text of the present work is well written and the period photographs of these people and their surroundings are immediate and moving. Ironically, the weakest component is the modern photography. This relatively slim general survey is thorough and attractive but pales in comparison with June Sprigg and David Larkin's more comprehensive and lavish Shaker: life, work and art ( LJ 11/15/87). Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517033098
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/13/1990
Pages:
127

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