Release of Dr. Victoria Young's Book: Saint John's Abbey Church

November 5, 2014

Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space 

Dr. Victoria Young


In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota - the largest Benedictine abbey in the world - decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. From a who's who of architectural stars, the Benedictines chose a former member of the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer. This untested religious designer produced a work of modern sculptural concrete architecture that reenvisioned what a church could be and set a worldwide standard for midcentury religious design.


Victoria Young Art History 

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Book Reading, Reception and Signing
Christ Church Lutheran
November 16, 2014
2 PM

Book Signing
Anderson Student Center, Campus Way
November 20, 2014
11 AM - 1 PM