Special Interest Books
The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World
Members: $54.00 / Non-Members: $60.00
By Michael K. Komanecky, Stephan J Stein, and Jerry V. Grant
An important book on Shaker art and life, offering a fresh look at a style that has endured through centuries and continues to inspire designers and homeowners. This book presents the elegantly austere and simply styled objects of the Shakers in the context of their faith and community at Mount Lebanon, NY—the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world. Outstanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects—drawn primarily from the collection of Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon—bring the fascinating world of the Shakers to life. The book also explores the equally compelling material culture of Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, ME, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communities elsewhere gradually disappeared.