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Morgan SA+P Professor Publishes on the Topic of Sacred Architecture

School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) Associate Professor Jeremy Kargon is among the authors of a new volume, “Modernism and American Mid-20th Century Sacred Architecture,” released this month by Routledge, a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Edited by Anat Geva, a professor at Texas A&M, the book explores diverse examples of buildings designed for America’s faith communities after World War II. Examples in the book include San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, the B’nai Amoona Synagogue in St. Louis, and Tuskegee University’s second chapel.

Appearing under the section of Modern Interiors and Liturgical Fittings, Prof. Kargon’s chapter, titled “Seeing, not Knowing: Symbolism, Art, and ‘Opticalism’ in Mid-century American Religious Architecture,” documents the role played by the decorative arts in three of Baltimore’s religious buildings built between 1955 and 1965.

Congratulations to Professor Jeremy Kargon on his latest publication.

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