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RELIGION AND ART IN THE HEART OF MODERN MANHATTAN: ST. PETER'S CHURCH AND THE LOUISE NEVELSON CHAPEL. Ed. by Aaron Rosen. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2016. 288 pp. with 80 ills. (60 col.). 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-22669 ISBN 9781472424730 In English.
Publisher's description: "When you're in New York," the sculptor Louise Nevelson once said, "you're in perpetual resurrection." She might have said the same thing about St. Peter's Lutheran Church, set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In the 1970s the church made a radical move, scrapping its neo-gothic building for a sleek modern structure in the shadow of a skyscraper. The transformation was not just architectural. Inside, Nevelson created a shimmering chapel, while over the years artists and designers such as Willem de Kooning, Kiki Smith, and Massimo and Lella Vignelli produced works for the sanctuary. This fusion of modern art, architecture, and design was complemented by an innovative jazz ministry, including funerals for Billy Strayhorn and John Coltrane, and performances by Duke Ellington and other jazz legends. For the first time, this volume examines the astounding cultural output of this single church.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168274
Hardcover $109.95    

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