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A Place in Time


A Place in Time: The Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, Maine
Photographs by Stephen Guion Williams, foreword by Gerard C. Wertkin

The photographer Stephen G. Williams has been visiting the Shakers since the early 1970s, drawing spiritual strength from their habits of work and prayer, and artistic inspiration from their quest for harmony, economy, and perfection. “This book,” says Williams, “is an endeavor to convey in photographic form my idea of Shakerism: simplicity, beauty, and grace.” In its splendid spareness – a beauty borne of stripping away the inessentials – it fully achieves that end.

Paperback, 96 pages, black and white photos. A Pocket Paragon Book, David R. Godine, Publisher.

4 in stock (can be backordered)