Monday, June 22, 2009

Book Review

FROM THE Saint Louis Post-Dispatch:
...Faherty, 94, is comfortably at home with the strong ecclesiastical personalities who built their part of this area in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He discusses them with familiarity and definite opinions, and sets out their deeds in the context of their times...

Abeln has an eye for beauty, and profound familiarity with ecclesiastical detail. He finds new focus even in familiar buildings (the New Cathedral) and made me want to visit more of the unfamiliar.

This is a lovely book that should please any fan of local history or church architecture.
Click for full review, written by Sarah Bryan Miller, Classical music critic for the newspaper.

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