Heavenly City by Denis R. McNamara
The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago

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This visually stunning and carefully researched book encompasses many of the most significant churches of the Archdiocese of Chicago, addressing both their architectural and theological significance. The insightful and readable text is lavishly illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, creating a book suitable for those interested in local history, architectural achievement, theological insight, or who simply desire to glory in the visual beauty of Chicago’s churches.

• Features 68 churches and chapels, in many of Chicago’s principal city neighborhoods and suburbs • Over 250 striking color photographs • The scholarly yet accessible text addresses church buildings as both examples of architectural movements and sacramental images of the heavenly city of Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1) • Broad appeal for pilgrims, architects, and historians, both casual visitors and serious scholars

Hardcover, 9 1/2 x 13, 160 pages.

 

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Published October 5, 2005 by Liturgy Training Publications. 160 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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