Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America

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INDEX
Associations are listed separately, bodies located within denominations are included in the references of the respective denominational family
a-frame construction, 55, 113, 135, 223n73
accoustics, 44
Adler, Dorothy, 170
advertising, 60, 68, 69, 76, 80, 81, 112–15, 139–40, 199–200nn34, 35, 205n75
African Americans, 62–63, 68, 178, 182, 199–200n34
Air Force Academy Chapel. See chapels
Akron Plan, 31–33, 73, 74, 195n70
altars, 14, 17, 31, 33, 34, 49, 61, 64, 70, 102, 103, 123, 124, 132, 133, 134, 137, 147–48, 149–50, 151, 152, 153, 154, 184, 225nl4
decline in popularity, 178, 231nl0
Buddhist, 64
portable, 61
American Institute of Architects, 95, 160, 161, 170
Guild of Religious Architects affiliation, 161
American Seating Company, 76
American Society for Church Architecture, 160, 161, 170
The American Synagogue-A Progress Report, 97–98
An American Synagogue for Today, 97–98
Anderson, Edwin, 98–99
Anderson, Ruth, 88
Arai, Kichio Allen, 105–6
architects, 99–107, 164, 174, 175, 183–84
as denominational consultants, 101–2, 183–84
concern over stock plans and prefabrication, 27–28, 89–90
education of, 106–7, 145, 220n39
Catholic architectural schools, 41, 93, 213n68
relationship with building committees, 100–101, 104, 106, 116–17
relationship with denominational consultants, 27–28, 89–90, 98–99, 116–17, 183–84
role in construction, 25, 80, 88–90, 99–117, 183–84
specialization in religious buildings, 101–6
See also Church Architectural Guild of America
Architecture and the Church, 102
Architecture for Worship, 156–57
architectural conferences. See conferences
artists and craftsmanship, 44, 83, 94, 115, 119, 144–45, 152–53, 154, 159, 175, 224n84, 230n3
asymmetry, 130
Atkinson, C. Harry, 79, 91, 159
background, 81
editor of Protestant Church, 85
head of DCBA, 85
Atmosphere, 30, 33, 44, 90–91, 133–34, 137–38, 150, 185
Atomic weapons, 51, 104
Houses of worship as fallout shelters, 68
Auditorium, 26, 31–32, 151
critiques, 32–33
return in popularity, 178, 179, 192n33

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 2
  • Chapter 1 - The Search for a Better Church Building 20
  • Chapter 2 - The Postwar House of Worship 48
  • Chapter 3 - Postwar Religious Building 78
  • Chapter 4 - Making a Modern Church Still Look like a Church 118
  • Chapter 5 - "Let’s Stop Building Cathedrals" 146
  • Conclusion - An Unappreciated Legacy 172
  • Notes 187
  • Bibliography 233
  • Index 247
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