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Unity Temple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Architecture for Liberal Religion - Joseph M. Siry

Unity Temple

Frank Lloyd Wright and Architecture for Liberal Religion

Paperback Published: 17th August 1998
ISBN: 9780521629911
Number Of Pages: 384

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Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Architecture for Liberal Religion is the first in-depth study of one of the seminal works of America's most renowned twentieth-century architect. Joseph Siry examines Unity Temple in light of Wright's earlier religious architecture, his methods of design, and his innovative construction techniques. Unity Temple is treated as a work of art that embodies both Wright's theory of architecture and liberal religious ideals.

"Joseph Siry thoroughly explores the many vectors--social, religious, architectural--that converged in Unity Temple, including Wright's far-flung design sources; contemporary reactions to the structure; and its influence upon subsequent architecture. The result is an amply documented, profusely illustrated, and generally well-written and accessible study that should be of interest across a wide disciplinary range." Choice "...Joseph M. Siry has written a detailed, and highly focused monograph on the building addressed-almost exclusively-to a scholarly audience...Siry does a masterful job in exploring the complexities of the commission, and certainly leaves no doubt that many intellectual and social forces were in the air..." David M. Sokol, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians "Architectural historian Joseph M. Siry has produced an impressive case study of Frank Llyod Wright's Unity Temple...excellent analysis of Unity Temple as a monumental work by Frank Llyod Wright." Marguerite Carnell Rodney, American Studies International "...this detailed, readable, and richly illustrated volume is an important and valuable addition to literature on church architecture. It is also a wonderful resource on Wright the man and the architect, different from usual run of the mill resources..." John Bolt, Calvin Theological Journal "This is the first comprehensive examination of one of Wright's greatest architectural works. It is splendidly written and richly illustrated..." Religion and the Arts

Religious and institutional architecture of the
Unity Church in Oak Park to 1905
Wright's design for Unity Temple
Construction of Unity Temple
Religious and architectural interpretations of Unity Temple
Conclusion: Unity Temple and later modern architecture
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ISBN: 9780521629911
ISBN-10: 0521629918
Series: Frank Lloyd Wright and Architecture for Liberal Religion
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 17th August 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.63 x 18.09  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.93