From "Ugly as Sin" to "Tiers of Glory"
Michael Rose has a new book out -- In Tiers of Glory, a beautifully-illustrated coffee table book actually, that details the "Organic Development of Catholic Church Architecture" (or as he calls it, "From tent to basilica, from cathedral to hangar... and back.").
It seems to be a sequel of sorts to his previous book "Ugly as Sin," which looked at the pervasive modernist's airplane-hangar-minimalism that has infected most modern Christian churches... That book was a bit depressing however (I mean, who wants to have a book lying around filled with pictures of ugly buildings?), this one is much more uplifting (ahem) and worthy of coffee-table status -- hey, if we all got one, and set it out, maybe we could remind our friends and family of what churches are supposed to remind us of -- HEAVEN!
Hat tip to one of the Some who Have Hats