Temples for a Modern God

Temples for a Modern God

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After World War II, Americans constructed an unprecedented number of synagogues, churches, cathedrals, chapels, and other structures. The book is one of the first major studies of American religious architecture in the postwar period, and it reveals the diverse and complicated set of issues that emerged just as one of the nation's biggest building booms unfolded. Price argues that the resulting structures, as often mocked as loved, were physical embodiments of an important time in American religious history.From narthex to back door, designs addressed the needs of everya€” thing from traffic flow and acoustics to lighting and interior color schemes unlike the cluttered, fussy dAccor that plagued so many Victorian houses of worship. Educationalanbsp;...

Title:Temples for a Modern God
Author:Jay M. Price
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013


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