Masonic temples :freemasonry, ritual architecture, and masculine archetypes /William D. Moore.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-249111

Description

xix, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., "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."--BOOK JACKET.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Buildings.
Freemasonry
Architecture Psychological aspects.
Masculinity.
Freimaurer.
Mèannlichkeit.
Architektur.

Originator

Moore, William D., 1963-

Contents

Introduction: New York's temple builders -- The Masonic legend of the murdered architect and the archetype of the craftsman -- Fine men have walked this way before: the Masonic lodge room -- Matters military: the Masonic Knights Templar, their armories, and drill halls -- From lodge room to theater: the meeting places of the Scottish Rite -- The shrine is the playground of Masonry: shrine mosques -- An order of builders: Masonic temples.

Publication

Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press

Description

xix, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"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."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-204) and index.
Complimentary copy, October 16, 2006. [LA2006.0079]

ISBN

1572334967 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781572334960

Call Number

Stacks NA8001.M66 2006

Other People and Orgs

Freemasons

Places

United States.
USA.

Edition

1st ed.