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The Resource The suburban church : modernism and community in postwar America, Gretchen Buggeln

The suburban church : modernism and community in postwar America, Gretchen Buggeln

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The suburban church : modernism and community in postwar America
Title
The suburban church
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modernism and community in postwar America
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Gretchen Buggeln
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eng
Summary
"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 new perspective on postwar architecture, religion, and society.Drawing on the architectural record, church archives, and oral histories, The Suburban Church focuses on collaborations between architects Edward D. Dart, Edward A. Sovik, Charles E. Stade, and seventy-five congregations. By telling the stories behind their modernist churches, the book describes how the buildings both reflected and shaped developments in postwar religion--its ecumenism, optimism, and liturgical innovation, as well as its fears about staying relevant during a time of vast cultural, social, and demographic change.While many scholars have characterized these congregations as "country club" churches, The Suburban Church argues that most were earnest, well-intentioned religious communities caught between the desire to serve God and the demands of a suburban milieu in which serving middle-class families required most of their material and spiritual resources. "--
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Buggeln, Gretchen Townsend,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Architecture, landscape and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protestant church buildings
  • Architecture and society
  • Suburban churches
  • Midcentury modern (Architecture)
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
  • Architecture and society
  • Midcentury modern (Architecture)
  • Protestant church buildings
  • Suburban churches
  • Middle West
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The suburban church : modernism and community in postwar America, Gretchen Buggeln
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsAcknowledgments -- 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, International Conference on Architecture and the Church, Bossy, Switzerland, 1959 -- Appendix C: Working List of Stade Churches and Religious Buildings -- Appendix D: List of Dart Churches -- Appendix E: List of Sovik Churches 1949-70 -- Notes -- Sources for Research -- Index
Control code
907651195
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780816694969
Lccn
2015031931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651195
Label
The suburban church : modernism and community in postwar America, Gretchen Buggeln
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsAcknowledgments -- 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, International Conference on Architecture and the Church, Bossy, Switzerland, 1959 -- Appendix C: Working List of Stade Churches and Religious Buildings -- Appendix D: List of Dart Churches -- Appendix E: List of Sovik Churches 1949-70 -- Notes -- Sources for Research -- Index
Control code
907651195
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780816694969
Lccn
2015031931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651195

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