Catholic architecture : the marriage of tradition and modernity : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Fisher, Robert A. en_US Prudlow, Maria S. en_US 2011-06-06T19:18:31Z 2011-06-06T19:18:31Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier.other A-328 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the past few years, there has been a growing concern in the Catholic Community, especially in the United States, about the secularization of Catholic Churches. Many churches built since the 1960's were designed with a secular modern architecture tradition rather than with traditional church design passed down from the Roman and Byzantine empires. There has been an outcry that modern churches do not inspire the wonder and awe and reverence for God that the traditional ornamented Churches of the past evoked. At the same time, there are many who argue that the churches descendent of the Roman and Byzantine empires do not speak to the present generation any longer. This thesis project is a design of a Catholic Church in downtown Muncie, Indiana, that will bridge this gap between the traditions of the past and modern insights of Catholic architecture. I will create a church that is a balance between modernity and tradition that will create an appropriate atmosphere of worship for modern Catholics. I have included an analysis of the project's issues, my position on these issues, and various exhibits to display my design for the church, including building plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, and diagrams.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Catholic architecture : the marriage of tradition and modernity : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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