In the 1950s, the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. This book documents the dialogue of the design process, showcasing the importance of modernism in the design of sacred space and of architect Marcel Breuer’s role in setting the standard.
"Victoria Young has written an engaging history of Marcel Breuer’s Saint John’s Abbey Church. Her insights into the dynamics of the design process and of the relationships among clients, architects, and contractors make Saint John’s Abbey Church valuable to anyone interested in how great architecture comes into being."
-- Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota