Synagogue Architecture in America: Faith, Spirit & Identity

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Images Publishing, 2004 - Architecture - 264 pages
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This beautiful book tells the story of The American Jew, a people whose culture and identity have evolved dramatically over the last four centuries, and whose religious buildings have changed as a result. It takes the reader on a fascinating journey that begins with the earliest inner-city places of worship and refuge for recently arrived and often persecuted immigrants, and chronicles the evolution of the synagogue into the thriving suburban neighborhood center of today. The challenge for architects has been to find designs that represent both Jewish and American cultures and reflect the differences of sacred vs. secular and modern vs. traditional. The superb illustrations in this book display the many incarnations of the American synagogue, from the oldest existing synagogue, to the present day, from such architectural luminaries as Frank Lloyd Wright.
  

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Contents

Touro Synagogue Newport
97
Lloyd Street Synagogue Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Baltimore MD
105
Central Synagogue New York
113
Bnai Israel Synagogue Baltimore MD
119
Gemiluth Chassed Port Gibson
127
Congregation Shearith Israel Spanish Portuguese Synagogue New York
133
Ohef Sholom Norfolk
139
Temple EmanuEl San Francisco
149
Temple EmanuEl New York
163
The Temple Atlanta
171
Frank Lloyd Wright 1954
175
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Southfield MI
189
Gates of the Grove Synagogue The Jewish Center of the Hamptons
205
North Shore Hebrew Academy Synagogue Kings Point
221
Congregation Agudas Achim Austin
237
Congregation Or Zarua New York
251

Park Avenue Synagogue New York
157

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