Shaker Design: Out of This World, edited by Jean M. Burks, Senior Curator, Shelburne Museum, and published by BGC, Shelburne Museum, and Yale, has won this year’s Historic New England Book Prize. Lorna Condon, the Curator of Libraries and Archives at Historic New England, cited Burk’s impressive work and that of the other contributors as well as the high quality of the production. The prize recognizes monographs or exhibition catalogues that advance the understanding of the architecture, landscape and material culture of New England and the United States from the 17th century to the present. The book was published in conjunction with the 2008 BGC exhibition.

September 25, 2009