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American synagogues : a century of architecture and Jewish community

Author: Samuel Gruber; Paul Rocheleau; Scott J Tilden
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American Synagogues is the first book to explore the exceptional works of architecture of modern American synagogues in the twentieth century. In this book author Samuel Gruber 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Ouvrages illustrés
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gruber, Samuel.
American synagogues.
New York : Rizzoli, 2003
(OCoLC)607057465
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Gruber; Paul Rocheleau; Scott J Tilden
ISBN: 0847825493 9780847825493
OCLC Number: 52737787
Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. House of Gathering --
Ch. 2. Jews in America: Older Traditions in a New Homeland --
Ch. 3. A Jewish-American Renaissance: High Style Architecture (1900-1914) --
Ch. 4. Between the Wars: Simpler Forms and Complex Functions (1920s and 1930s) --
Ch. 5. Towards a New Architecture: The Modern Synagogue (1945-1955) --
Ch. 6. Baby Boom and Building Boom (1955-1970) --
Ch. 7. Reflections and Recollections (1970-1990) --
Ch. 8. Synagogues for a New Century: Creating a Stylistic Synthesis (1990-present).
Responsibility: Samuel D. Gruber ; photography by Paul Roceleau ; edited by Scott J. Tilden.
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As an author/curator of books/exhibits on Jewish places of worship and historic sites, Gruber (Judaic Studies, Syracuse U.) offers a lively and well-researched study of the architecture of US  Read more...

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