Roofless Church, New Harmony, Indiana


Related people
Robert Wandel (was created by)
Philip Johnson (architect)
Description
"The New Harmony Roofless Church is an exercise in defining a sacred space. The assembly is surrounded by a twelve-foot wall. The entry is through decorative gates by Jacques Lipchitz into a forecourt of dense planting. A paved court defines a fifty-foot high lobed dome, covered with cedar shingles. Within this dome is the statue of "The Descent of the Holy Spirit" by Jacques Lipchitz. A balcony at one side of the paved court looks out over the valley of the Wabash River." --http://www.pjar.com
Style/Period
1960s (1960 - 1969)
Material
wood (hardwood or softwood)
paving stone