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Unity Temple
Frank Lloyd Wright and Architecture for Liberal Religion


  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629911
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  • The first in-depth study of one of the seminal works of America's most renowned twentieth-century architect, first published in 1996, is now available in paperback. In this study, Joseph Siry examines the building in the light of Wright's earlier religious architecture, his methods of design, and his innovative construction techniques, particularly the use of reinforced concrete which was here exploited and expressively deployed for the first time. He also sets Unity Temple against the tradition of the liberal Unitarian and Universalist religious culture, the institutional history of the affluent Oak Park congregation that commissioned the building, as well as the social context in which structure was conceived and built. Throughout, Unity Temple is treated as a work of art that embodies both Wright's theory of architecture and his liberal religious ideals.

    • First full-length study of Unity Temple
    • Interdisciplinary - covers architecture and religion
    • Contains many illustrations
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    05th Apr 2016 by Jaunchos

    buen libro, me ayudo en mi trabajo de investigación en la carrera de arquitectura

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    • Date Published: June 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629911
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 181 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Religious and institutional architecture of the Lloyd Jones family
    2. Unity Church in Oak Park to 1905
    3. Wright's design for Unity Temple
    4. Construction of Unity Temple
    5. Religious and architectural interpretations of Unity Temple
    Conclusion: Unity Temple and later modern architecture.

  • Author

    Joseph M. Siry, Wesleyan University, Connecticut

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