American country churches

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Harry N. Abrams, 2004 - Architecture - 237 pages
"The country church tells us who we are. In doing so, it provides a sense of security, especially in times of crisis," says Pulitzer-Prize nominee Morgan in his Introduction to this sweeping, gorgeously photographed look at rural America's most enchanting houses of worship.

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Nice oversized book with numerous pictures. Author goes into detail about each church that is shown, the architect and/or builders and who the original congregates would have been. It appears that the author researched each building that is featured and provides wonderful information on each. Read full review

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The country church may be "one of the most enduring American images," writes Morgan in his engaging introduction to this coffee-table study. Yet, poring over Kurzaj's pellucid photographs, one is most ... Read full review


American Country Churches by William Morgan
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William Morgan has taught at Princeton University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, and he is the author of "Abrams' American Country Churches. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Radek Kurzaj is a travel and architecture photographer based in Sczecin, Poland, and New York City. His books include Abrams' "Living Large in Small Spaces, American Country Churches, and "Treehouses of the World.

The architectural photography of Radek Kurzaj has appeared in numerous international magazines and has been the basis of several books, including "The Ranch House" and "The Abrams Guide to American House Styles". He divides his time between Poland and New York City.