Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning by C. Mark HamiltonNineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning by C. Mark Hamilton

Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning

byC. Mark Hamilton

Hardcover | January 1, 1994

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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 ahierarchy 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.
C. Mark Hamilton is at Brigham Young University.
Title:Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City PlanningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.57 × 6.81 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195075056

ISBN - 13:9780195075052

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"...this book is important not only for Mormon scholars, but also for scholars of historic architecture and town planning and students of frontier history in Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Utah."--The Annals of Iowa