Architecture for the gods, Volume 2

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Images, 2002 - Architecture - 192 pages
This new edition of one of Images' best-selling books, written by the original author, presents all-new projects that reflect the latest trends in the architecture of religious buildings. More than fifty projects are presented in full colour, sumptuous photographs and drawings, with text that explains the design challenges of the projects and how they were met. Included are churches, synagogues, temples, and other religious structures representing all the major denominations. The author provides an insightful preface to the book, and there is an introduction written by religious architecture scholar John Wesley Cook.

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Advocates of aesthetic restraint in the service of God will find much to attack in this compendium of 43 highly adorned 20th-century North American houses of worship. Crosbie (architecture, Roger ... Read full review

Contents

Architecture for the Gods Book
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Bnai Jeshurun Synagogue New York New York
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Restoration Memphis Tennessee
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Copyright

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Donald Watson, FAIA, NCARB, is an architect in private practice. He is former Dean and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (1990-2000) and former Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Chair of Yale's Master of Environmental Design Program (1970-1990). He has received the 2002 ASCA Distinguished Professor Award and a AIA Educational Honors Award (1997). His architectural work has received national and international design awards. His books include "Designing and Building a Solar House" (Garden Way, 1977), and "Climatic Building Design, " co-authored with Kenneth Labs (McGraw-Hill, 1983), recipient of the 1984 Best Book in Architecture and Planning Award from the American Publishers Association. He is editor-in-chief of "Time-Saver Standards for Building Materials and Systems" (2000) and "Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design" (2003).

Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D. is active in architectural journalism, research, teaching, and practice. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture from Catholic University. He has previously served as technical editor for "Architecture" and "Progressive Architecture" magazines and is a former contributing editor to "Construction Specifier." He is a licensed architect and a senior associate at Steven Winter Associates, a building systems research and consulting firm in Norwalk, Connecticut, and the editor-in-chief of "Faith & Form" magazine. Dr. Crosbie has won several journalism awards. He is the author of more than a dozen books on architectural subjects and several hundred articles that have appeared in publications such as "Architectural Record, Architecture, Collier's Encyclopedia Yearbook, Construction Specifier, Fine Homebuilding, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Progressive Architecture, " and "Wiley's Encyclopedia of Architecture, Design, Engineering & Construction." He has been a visiting lecturer/critic at University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee; Yale School of Architecture; and the Moscow Architectural Institute and is adjunct professor of architecture at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture.