Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning

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Oxford University Press, 24. aug 1995 - 352 pages
This book is the first comprehensive study of Mormon architecture. It centers on the doctrine of Zion which led to over 500 planned settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. This doctrine also led to a hierarchy of building types from temples and tabernacles to meetinghouses and tithing offices. Their built environment stands as a monument to a unique utopian society that not only survived but continues to flourish where others have become historical or cultural curiosities. Hamilton's account, augmented by 135 original and historical photographs, provides a fascinating example of how religious teachings and practices are expressed in planned communities and architecture types.
 

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Contents

Introduction Mormonism A Historical Context
3
Zion and Mormon City Planning
13
Temples
33
Tabernacles
53
Meetinghouses
77
Associated Buildings
93
Domestic Architecture
101
Peripheral Buildings
113
Conclusion
139
Notes
141
Bibliography
181
Index
197
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