Architecture for the Gods, by Michael J. Crosbie

Crosbie has no particular thesis about what architecture is fit for the gods. "Religious buildings continue to be wide open to interpretation," he observes, and he thinks they can be successfully built in traditional, historicist, classical and modern styles, and in "everything that has come after modern." With a wealth of photographs and drawings, Crosbie documents the way several dozen U.S.


Inland Architecture, by Phillip Bess

Philip Bess likes cities, especially Chicago. He likes cities that work--cities that do not just promote commercial and cultural activity and move traffic, garbage and pedestrians efficiently, but that create a space for human flourishing. Cities are not utilitarian entities governed by impersonal market forces. They are moral entities, Bess argues.