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PP/25/4/5 - Modern Monastry: Preview of the Designs for St. John's Abbey in Minnesota

Reference code
PP/25/4/5
Level of description
Item
Title
Modern Monastry: Preview of the Designs for St. John's Abbey in Minnesota
Date/s
1954
Quantity & Format
10 leaves Periodicals
Personal name
Nervi, Pier Luigi, 1891-1979
Smith, Hamilton T.
Subject
St. John's University (Minnesota)
Creator
Breuer, Marcel
Scope and content
Two copies of the July 1954 article discussing the history of the project, the design concepts and structure of the buildings. Breuer collaborated with Pier Luigi Nervi on the project. 15 illustrations, "Maria Lach, Benedictine Monastry in Germany", four monochrome photographs of the St. John's Abbey scale model, two plans of the proposed buildings and proposed site, two colour sections and two colour plans of the east and north elevations, a diagram of the "unique concrete bents" structure, a series of plans showing how the building work will progress without disrupting the operation of the campus, a monochrome photograph of the "present monastery and campus", and a monochrome photograph taken at the "architect-client conference", includes the prior and abbot and the architects Marcel Breuer and Hamilton Smith
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