Ralph Adams Cram: An Architect's Four Quests--"Medieval Modernist, American, Ecumenical

Ralph Adams Cram An Architect s Four Quests Medieval Modernist American Ecumenical Following in the footsteps of Boston Bohemia Douglass Shand Tucci s widely praised portrait of Ralph Adams Cram s early years this volume tells the story of Cram s later career as one of Am

  • Title: Ralph Adams Cram: An Architect's Four Quests--"Medieval Modernist, American, Ecumenical
  • Author: Douglass Shand-Tucci
  • ISBN: 9781558494893
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Following in the footsteps of Boston Bohemia 1881 1900 Douglass Shand Tucci s widely praised portrait of Ralph Adams Cram s early years, this volume tells the story of Cram s later career as one of America s leading cultural figures and most accomplished architects With his partner Bertram Goodhue, Cram won a number of important commissions, beginning with the West PoinFollowing in the footsteps of Boston Bohemia 1881 1900 Douglass Shand Tucci s widely praised portrait of Ralph Adams Cram s early years, this volume tells the story of Cram s later career as one of America s leading cultural figures and most accomplished architects With his partner Bertram Goodhue, Cram won a number of important commissions, beginning with the West Point competition in 1903 Although an increasingly bitter rivalry with Goodhue would lead to the dissolution of their partnership in 1912 Cram had already begun to strike out on his own Supervising architect at Princeton, consulting architect at Wellesley, and head of the MIT School of Architecture, he would also design most of New York s Cathedral of St John the Divine and the campus of Rice University, as well as important church and collegiate structures throughout the country By the 1920s Cram had become a household name, even apppearing on the cover of Time magazine A complex man, Cram was a leading figure in what Shand Tucci calls a fullfledged homosexual monastery in England, while at the same time married to Elizabeth Read Their relationship was a complicated one, the effect of which on his children and his career is explored fully in this book So too is his work as a religious leader and social theorist Shand Tucci traces the influence on Cram of such desparate figures as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Phillips Brooks, Henry Adams, and Ayn Rand He divides Cram s career into four lifelong quests medieval, modernist, American, and ecumencial Some quests may have failed, but in each he left a considerable legacy, ultimately transforming the visual image of American Christianity in the twentieth century.Handsomely illustrated with over 130 photographs and drawings and eight pages of color plates Ralph Adams Cram can be read on its own or in conjunction with Boston Bohemia, 1881 1900 Together, the two volumes complete what the Christian Century has described as a superbly researched and captivating biography.

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