Crosbie has no particular thesis about what architecture is fit for the gods. "Religious buildings continue to be wide open to interpretation," he observes, and he thinks they can be successfully built in traditional, historicist, classical and modern styles, and in "everything that has come after modern." With a wealth of photographs and drawings, Crosbie documents the way several dozen U.S.
In a much-watched controversy, city officials have cleared the way for a Christian Science congregation to raze what has been called Washington’s “ugliest church” in a fight that has pitted the church against architectural preservationists.
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