American synagogues: a century of architecture and Jewish community

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"American Synagogues is the first book to explore the exceptional architecture of modern American synagogues in the twentieth century, and this intriguing book relates the fascinating history of the Jewish people in America and how it is expressed in twentieth-century synagogue design. The book features all new photography of synagogues in many styles from a dozen states, many never before published in any form. The synagogues were designed by European masters, the best-known modern American architects, and by important contemporary architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Minoru Yamasaki.

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This handsomely produced volume by Gruber, who teaches in Judaic studies at Syracuse University and has a Ph.D. in architectural history, focuses on the architectural achievements represented by 20th ... Read full review



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Samuel Gruber wrote the book "Synagogues and is co-author of" Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in Poland. He is Rothman Lecturer in Judaic Studies at Syracuse University, research director of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, and is president of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments.
Paul Rocheleau has photographed books on Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, and Frederick Law Olmsted.

Kathryn Masson, a long-time resident of Virginia's Hunt Country, is the author of Historic Houses of Virginia, Santa Barbara Style, Napa Valley Style, and Sonoma Valley Style. Paul Rocheleau is co-photographer of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks and American Masterworks: The Twentieth Century House.

Scott J. Tilden is the editor of several architecture books, including "American Synagogues, Architecture for Art", and "Daniel H. Burnham: Visionary Architect and City Planner". He lives in Connecticut.

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