church architecture


The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, edited by Gianfranco Malafarina

In The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the darling among splendidly artistic cathedrals is stunningly brought to life.


Architecture for the Gods, by Michael J. Crosbie

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.