Messages of Glory
Throughout American history, Europeans (and others) immigrated to the United States in search of a new life, one featuring religious freedom. These immigrants brought with them their own heritage, which included beautiful works of art to be installed in their new Catholic churches in their inner-city neighborhoods. In the 1950's, the city landscape began to change. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics left inner-cities which left many churches and schools empty. As a result, a vast aggregate of 150-year-old religious art work is endangered - threatened by both suburban sprawl and the ravages of time and weather.
- During the past 20 years, many churches and schools are closed, were sold, or sit empty
- Flischel noticed that many beautiful works of art were out of view and dusty
- Preserve the historic art of our country
Messages of Glory captures art from more than 50 churches in the greater Cincinnati area from the West side to the East side, Northside to Northern Kentucky. The works of artists like painter Frank Duveneck and stained glas creators like G.C. Riordan are represented in more than 272 images within the 221-page book.
Regular Edition $50.00 (+tax & s/h) Limited Edition (only 400 printed) $100.00 (+tax & s/h)
Both Versions Include
- One copy of Messages of Glory: The Narrative Art of Roman Catholicism
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