The Resource Saint John's Abbey Church : Marcel Breuer and the creation of a modern sacred space, Victoria M. Young

Saint John's Abbey Church : Marcel Breuer and the creation of a modern sacred space, Victoria M. Young

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Saint John's Abbey Church : Marcel Breuer and the creation of a modern sacred space
Title
Saint John's Abbey Church
Title remainder
Marcel Breuer and the creation of a modern sacred space
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Victoria M. Young
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota--the largest Benedictine abbey in the world--decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. From a who's who of architectural stars--such as Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra, Pietro Belluschi, Barry Byrne, and Eero Saarinen--the Benedictines chose a former member of the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer. In collaboration with the monks, this untested religious designer produced a work of modern sculptural concrete architecture that reenvisioned what a church could be and set a worldwide standard for midcentury religious design. Saint John's Abbey Church documents the dialogue of the design process, as Breuer instructed the monks about architecture and they in turn guided him and his associates in the construction of a sacred space in the crucial years of liturgical reform. A reading of letters, drawings, and other archival materials shows how these conversations gave shape to design elements from the church's floor plan to the liturgical furnishings, art, and incomparable stained glass installed within it. The book offers a rare detailed view of how a patron and architect work together in a successful building campaign--one that, in this case, lasted for two decades and resulted in designs for twelve buildings, ten of which were completed. The post-World War II years were critical in the development of religious and architectural experiences in the United States--experiences that came together in the construction of Saint John's Abbey and University Church and that find their full expression in Victoria M. Young's account of the process. Using the liturgy of the mid-twentieth century as a cornerstone for understanding the architecture produced to support it, her book showcases the importance of modernism in the design of sacred space, and of Marcel Breuer's role in setting the standard."--
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NA5235.C65
LC item number
Y68 2014
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non fiction
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bibliography
Saint John's Abbey Church : Marcel Breuer and the creation of a modern sacred space, Victoria M. Young
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Saint John's Abbey Church : Marcel Breuer and the creation of a modern sacred space, Victoria M. Young
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bricks and Brothers: Establishing the Benedictines in Collegeville -- The Twelve Apostles: Selecting the Architect -- Building the Spiritual Axis: Breuer and the Benedictines Design a Modern Catholic Church -- A Ministry of Art: The Decorative Program of the Abbey Church -- Conclusion: A Modern Liturgical Design for the Ages
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780816676163
Lccn
2014024952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)877364970

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