By Denis R. McNamara, photographs by James Morris
This visually stunning and carefully researched book encompasses some of the most significant Catholic churches of Chicago, addressing both their architectural and theological significance. Color photographs beautifully illustrate the insightful text. It is a book suitable for those interested in local history, architectural achievement, theological awareness, or those who simply desire to glory in the visual beauty of Chicago’s historic churches.
• Features over 200 striking color photographs of more than 60 churches and chapels
• Addresses church buildings as both examples of architectural movements and sacramental images of the Heavenly City of Jerusalem (Rv. 21:1)
• Has broad appeal for pilgrims, architects, and historians, both casual observers and serious students.
•Benjamin Franklin Award, First Place in the Religion Category
•2005 Midwest Book Award Winner: 1st Place - History, 1st Place - Regional Non-Fiction. Honorable Mention - Interior Layout