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Nineteenth-century Mormon architecture and city planning

Author: C Mark Hamilton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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"This book is the first comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Mormon architecture and city planning. Professor Hamilton examines the doctrine of Zion, which led to an elaborate hierarchy of building types - temples, tabernacles, meetinghouses, tithing offices, priesthood halls and domestic dwellings. His account, augmented by 135 original and historical photographs, provides a fascinating example of how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Mark Hamilton
ISBN: 0195075056 9780195075052
OCLC Number: 31710016
Description: xvii, 203 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Mormonism, a historical context --
Zion and Mormon city planning --
Temples --
Tabernacles --
Meetinghouses --
Associated buildings --
Domestic architecture --
Peripheral buildings --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: C. Mark Hamilton.
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"This book is the first comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Mormon architecture and city planning. Professor Hamilton examines the doctrine of Zion, which led to an elaborate hierarchy of building types - temples, tabernacles, meetinghouses, tithing offices, priesthood halls and domestic dwellings. His account, augmented by 135 original and historical photographs, provides a fascinating example of how religious teachings and practices are expressed in planned communities and architectural forms."--Jacket.

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