American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community

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American Synagogues is the first book to explore the exceptional architecture of modern American synagogues in the twentieth century, and this intriguing book relates the fascinating history of the Jewish people in America and how it is expressed in twentieth-century synagogue design.

The book features all new photography of synagogues in many styles from a dozen states, many never before published in any form. The synagogues were designed by ...
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Overview

American Synagogues is the first book to explore the exceptional architecture of modern American synagogues in the twentieth century, and this intriguing book relates the fascinating history of the Jewish people in America and how it is expressed in twentieth-century synagogue design.

The book features all new photography of synagogues in many styles from a dozen states, many never before published in any form. The synagogues were designed by European masters, the best-known modern American architects, and by important contemporary architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Minoru Yamasaki.
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This handsomely produced volume by Gruber, who teaches in Judaic studies at Syracuse University and has a Ph.D. in architectural history, focuses on the architectural achievements represented by 20th-century American synagogues. Organized chronologically, the book surveys 35 synagogues designed by both leading European architects (e.g., Pietro Belluschi, Eric Mendelsohn, and Walter Gropius) and distinguished American architects (e.g., Frank Lloyd Wright, Percival Goodman, and Philip Johnson). Bold and impressive structures such as the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles or New York City's landmark Congregation Emanu-El were ambitious projects, undertaken by congregations seeking to make a place for themselves in major cities. This outstanding collection also features works by lesser-known but no less inventive architects who demonstrate the range of 20th-century American synagogue architectural style. Styles as varied as classical, Byzantine, expressionist, minimalist, and postmodern forms are part of the diversity of architectural achievements portrayed here. Beyond its generous and beautiful building photographs by noted architectural photographer Rocheleau, this volume provides details about furnishings, decorations, glass, and artwork. A first of its kind, this book is a necessary addition to library architectural collections and Judaic studies collections. Highly recommended.-Herbert E. Shapiro, Empire State Coll. of SUNY, Rochester Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847825493
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/17/2003
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Preface 11
Introduction 12
Ch. 1 House of Gathering 15
Ch. 2 Jews in America: Older Traditions in a New Homeland 23
Ch. 3 A Jewish-American Renaissance: High Style Architecture (1900-1914) 27
Ch. 4 Between the Wars: Simpler Forms and Complex Functions (1920s and 1930s) 47
Ch. 5 Towards a New Architecture: The Modern Synagogue (1945-1955) 83
Ch. 6 Baby Boom and Building Boom (1955-1970) 119
Ch. 7 Reflections and Recollections (1970-1990) 175
Ch. 8 Synagogues for a New Century: Creating a Stylistic Synthesis (1990-present) 191
Conclusion 226
Notes 228
Bibliography 235
Glossary 238
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  • Posted July 1, 2009

    Beautiful Inspiration

    This a beautiful well laid out book. One author and one photographer. There is a cohesiveness throughout the book because only one photographer was used. Each chapter stands on its own but the whole is like a well tuned machine. Each part fits perfectly.

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