Metropolis Magazine: 50 Books to Read This Fall
Midcentury Modern architecture was perhaps most influential in the American heartland, where the style was eagerly applied to all building typologies, from single family homes and civic structures, to recreational centers and roadside churches. This book presents a microcosm of postwar Modernism as it was eagerly taken up in Minnesota.
After World War II, architects Edward D. Dart, Edward A. Sövik, and Charles E. Stade joined forces with 75 congregations in the suburban Midwest to reinvigorate the Protestant community. Using architectural records, church archives, and oral histories, Buggein illustrates how this midcentury architecture reflected and shaped developments in postwar religion.