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Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings And Gift Songs

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“Offering both an extraordinary aesthetic experience and a reasoned account of these delicate ‘gift’ drawings, texts, and songs, Heavenly Visions demonstrates that the Shakers, best known for the austere functionalism of their crafts were, if briefly, extraordinary picture-makers, whose imagery is steeped in symbolism, rich in colour, and elegant in design.” —Art History

 

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 29th 2001 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Bill
Jul 12, 2008 Bill rated it it was amazing
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This is a catalog from the Drawing Center on Wooster St in Manhattan. They really do a good job reproducing nice images of drawings, and in this case it is crucial, because it would be easy for these drawings to be presented badly. They had a catalog in the Hancock Shaker village gift shop where the photographs weren't that good and it really wrecked the presentation. Gift Drawings are drawn under inspiration from the Spirit, and they contained important spiritual images and texts. Sometimes the ...more
Diane Marie
Mar 31, 2009 Diane Marie rated it it was amazing
inspiring & eye opening. this is the book that introduced me to it all. i love the shaker history and reading about the lifestyle: the importance of space within the community, how it helped them reach their spiritual goals on a daily basis, and also how they sought an inner balance through the outer/material world. quite wonderful stuff. seeing it all mapped out in beautiful gift drawings, and in mysterious diagrams, gardens, living spaces... is quite wonderful.
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France Morin is a contemporary art curator and historian who founded The Quiet in the Land art and education project in 1995. She was Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York from 1989 to 1994. She lives in New York.
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