Cram (1924) Church Building – Gothic Revival Architecture Princeton 3rd


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Cram, Ralph Adams. Church Building: A Study of the Principles of Architecture in Their Relation to the Church. (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1924) Third Edition

Octavo. xxiii, 345 pages, illustrated. Hardcover. Bound in blue cloth-covered boards ornately stamped in gilt. Coated paper stock.

Condition:  VG-. Presentation bookplate on front pastedown. Notes on FFE.  Perforated presentation notification defacing title page. Hinges cracked in the gutters of the endpapers.  Binding good. Some color loss on spine strip. Spine ends show wear.

Provenance: Presented to July 1925 to Rev. A. C. Lichtenberger by the Bishop White Parish Library Association of Philadelphia. Lichtenberger was the 21st Presiding Bishop of the  Episcopal Church of the United States from 1958-1964.

Ralph Adams Cram (December 16, 1863 – September 22, 1942) was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the Gothic Revival style.

Cram is most closely associated with Princeton University, where he served as supervising architect from 1907 to 1929,

Cram, together with the architect Richard Upjohn and artist John LaFarge, is honored on December 16 as a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church – Wikipedia