Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words 2

Arthur Baker's picture from Wooden Churches, which beautifully documents Emanuel Lutheran Church as it was meant to be, is at the left. A picture taken Thursday evening is at the right. Note the doomed-to-failure attempt to follow the curve of the pointed arch of the stained glass window with straight pieces of aluminum. Note how the cruciform detail at the top of the arch has been obliterated by the vinyl siding.

"Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul."

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