"Why not, then, build a temple, not to God . . . but build a temple to man, appropriate to his uses as a meeting-place, in which to study man himself for his God's sake? A modern meeting-house and a good-time place."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Unity Temple of Oak Park, Illinois, was considered a modern masterwork from the moment it was completed in 1908. Wright sought to produce a structure as dynamic as the congregation that would occupy it, finding inspiration in the liberal nature of Unitarian thought when creating the groundbreaking design. The building, which continues to serve its original purpose as a meeting-house for worshipers, is also admired for its superb acoustics. 80 pages with more than 45 color photographs. By Patrick Cannon. Photography by James Caulfield. 8-3/4" square. Hardcover.