Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine ArchetypesBook - 2006
"In Masonic Temples, William D. Moore introduces readers to the structures American Freemasons erected over the sixty-year period from 1870 to 1930, when these temples became a ubiquitous feature of the American landscape." "Using New York State as a case study, Moore not only analyzes the design and construction of Masonic structures and provides their historical context, but he also links the temples to American concepts of masculinity during this period of profound economic and social transformation. By examining edifices previously overlooked by architectural and social historians, Moore decodes the design and social function of Masonic architecture and offers compelling new insights into the construction of American masculinity." "His work should prove valuable to readers with interests in vernacular architecture, material culture, American studies, architectural and social history, Freemasonry and voluntary associations."--Jacket.
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2006
Edition: 1st edition
Branch Call Number: 726.1088 MOORE
Characteristics: xix, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm