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The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World Edited by Michael K. Komanecky, Contribution by Stephen J. Stein, Jerry V. Grant, Michael S. Graham and Brother Arnold Hadd 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, N.Y., 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 | 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, Maine, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communities elsewhere gradually disappeared. Accompanying a major exhibition organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum, this book presents a new and authentic perspective on the Shaker community. Specially commissioned photography, archival imagery, essays by prominent scholars, and a firsthand interview with a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community deepen our understanding of this influential movement and style. About the Authors: Michael K. Komanecky is chief curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine. Stephen J. Stein is a historian of American religion at the University of Indiana. Jerry V. Grant is the director of research and library services at the Shaker Museum. Michael S. Graham is the director of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Brother Arnold Hadd is a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community. Reviews "The fascinating story of the Shakers, and of their extraordinary furniture, is now told in The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World. This book expands our knowledge by documenting other types of practical furniture, tools and even Shaker clothing...this beautiful and enthralling book opens a window onto the world of the Shakers..." -Wall Street Journal "...this enlightening, visually arresting...uplifting exhibition highlights American ingenuity, resilience and fearlessness; its can-do spirit and individualism. The show is a rich overview of the Shaker community; but it celebrates individual artists, expressing themselves through a plain-spoken poetry that is uniquely American." -Review of Exhibition by the Wall Street Journal "With simple objects, simple words, Farnsworth tells complex Shaker story...it is a great exhibition. It is beautifully installed and fascinating. The objects are important and compelling. The language behind the installation is the level-headed and eminently commonsensical voice of the Believers." -Review of Exhibition by the Portland Press Herald "...the show will present a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects…accompanied by a richly illustrated book…” –The Republican Journal Hardcover, 256 pages, full color, 9.5" x 11". Skira Rizzoli; First Edition edition (July 1, 2014)
VIRTUAL INSTANT ACCESS Our most often requested workshop experience— Baking with Brother Arnold is now available as an instant access video! Our first in a series of The Shaker Kitchen workshops, you will receive a link and password for our 20 minute video of Brother Arnold baking these three recipes straight through, followed by a recording of the Virtual Workshop Zoom Q&A with Brother Arnold from August 2021. Watch it any time and as many times as you'd like! Sharing his 40+ years experience cooking & baking at Shaker Village, Brother Arnold will share his experience, talk about the importance of food and how it brings people together in community, and (most of all) sharing his favorite recipe: Sister Elizabeth’s Biscuits. Sister Elizabeth’s biscuits are a crowd favorite at every annual Shaker Christmas Fair, lines literally are out the door to get a fresh hot biscuit from the Shaker Kitchen. Now you can learn from the best and make it in your own home! And Brother Arnold has developed the recipe in three different ways:
- Plain Biscuits
- Herb Biscuits
- Cinnamon Rolls with Glaze
VIRTUAL INSTANT ACCESS Our most often requested workshop experience— Baking with Brother Arnold is now available as an instant access video! Our second in a series of The Shaker Kitchen workshops, Shaker Apple Pie & Dutch Apple Pie. You will receive a link and password for our 30 minute video of Brother Arnold baking these two recipes straight through, step-by-step. Watch it any time and as many times as you'd like! Featuring a Shaker Apple Pie and a Dutch Apple Pie with, of course, wonderful first-hand stories from Brother Arnold about the Shakers, apples, apple pie, and more! You can get your ingredients ready and bake along with the recording or just watch and try it yourself afterwards, accessing it again and again for reference. A PDF packet including photos and recipes will be available in your account as an instant download with purchase and a video link and password will be emailed to you instantly. Please be sure to sign-in to your account or create a new one at checkout to ensure access. Sharing his 40+ years experience cooking & baking at Shaker Village, Brother Arnold shares his experience, talks about the importance of food and how it brings people together in community, and (most of all) sharing his these delicious recipes with tips & tricks! Brother Arnold Hadd has been a Shaker since January 1978. Through more than four decades, he had served as the First Elder of the Church, the Second Elder of the Church, and a Trustee, as well as a spiritual leader, consultant, counselor, confidant, mentor, cook, and a personal friend to many. A leader by example, Brother Arnold inspires others to appreciate, honor, and respect Shaker life and its philosophies, values, mission, and vision.
Life In the Christ Spirit by Brother Theodore E. Johnson The essence of Shaker beliefs and principles outlined in an easily understood manner. Essential reading. 12 page booklet on observations on Shaker theology from remarks delivered at the Shaker Conference in Hancock, Mass, Sept. 7, 1968.