Houses of God: Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States.

Citation: 
Williams, Peter W. Houses of God: Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States. University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Abstract: 

Peter W. Williams surveys religious architecture in America and explores them as public expression of religion. The book divides America into seven different geographical regions: (1) New England, (2) the Mid-Atlantic States, (3) the South, (4) the Old Northwest, (5) the Great Plains and the Mountains, (6) the Spanish Borderlands, and (7) the Pacific Rim. Williams illustrates the distinct religious architectural aspects in each of these regions through historical descriptions supplemented with over a 100 photographs. Williams shows how each distinct architectural form was the result of religious convictions of people who designed such buildings within the context of wider social and cultural movements.

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