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The suburban church : modernism and community in postwar America

Author: Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Series: Architecture, landscape, and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After World War II, America's religious denominations spent billions on church architecture as they spread into the suburbs. In this richly illustrated history of midcentury modern churches in the Midwest, Gretchen Buggeln shows how architects and suburban congregations joined forces to work out a vision of how modernist churches might help reinvigorate Protestant worship and community. The result is a fascinating  Read more...
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Buggeln, Gretchen Townsend.
Suburban church
(DLC) 2015031931
(OCoLC)907651195
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
ISBN: 9781452945644 1452945640 9781452953557 1452953554
OCLC Number: 933741432
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction. New Times, New Architecture: Making a Place for Religion in Postwar Suburbia --
1. The Modern Church Movement --
2. The "Form-Givers" of Suburban Religion: Three Midwestern Architects --
3. From Dream to Dedication: The Shared Work of Church Building --
4. The A-frame Church: Symbol of an Era --
5. The Suburban Sanctuary: A House for the Worshipping Community --
6. Living and Learning as a Suburban Church Family: Modern Spaces for Education and Fellowship --
7. Religion, Architecture, and Community in the Celebrated Suburb of Park Forest, Illinois --
8. The Afterlife of the Postwar Suburban Church --
Appendix A: National Council of Churches of Christ List of Eighteen "Outstanding" New Churches, 1956 --
Appendix B: Statement on Architecture and the Church, Composed at International Conference on Architecture and the Church, Composed at International Conference on Architecture and the Church, Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches, Château de Bossey, Bogis-Bossy, Switzerland, 1959 --
Appendix C: Working List of Stade Churches and Religious Buildings --
Appendix D: List of Churches by Edward Dart --
Appendix E: List of Churches by Edward Anders Sövik, 1949-70 --
Notes --
Sources for Research --
Index.
Series Title: Architecture, landscape, and American culture series.
Responsibility: Gretchen Buggeln.

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