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“The Plan of St. Gall”

“The Plan of St. Gall” By KARLFRIED FROEHLICH TER PERUSING these three volumes, one is tempted to call their publication an epochal event. Epochal not in the sense of X the dawn of a new age but rather of the timely demonstration that, contrary to the impression conveyed by the paperback racks in bookstores and drugstores, modern technology remains capable of producing books as weighty and as beautiful as those of earlier centu­ ries. We need such assurance today when we tend to appreciate books merely as sources of information rather than as works of art and craftmanship. The University of California Press deserves high praise for making these magnificent tomes available, and this at a price which, while it preserves their appeal as true luxury items, compares favorably with other possible investments in the rare book market. The project behind the handsome set started with the model of a Carolingian monastery constructed for the famous Age of Charlemagne exhibition in Aachen, Germany, in 1965. Walter Horn, an historian of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, undertook the the task with the help of the designer Ernest Born and other associates. The team was responsible for the impressive model which may still http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Theology Today SAGE

“The Plan of St. Gall”

Theology Today , Volume 38 (1): 8 – Apr 1, 1981

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SAGE
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© 1981 SAGE Publications
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0040-5736
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2044-2556
DOI
10.1177/004057368103800111
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By KARLFRIED FROEHLICH TER PERUSING these three volumes, one is tempted to call their publication an epochal event. Epochal not in the sense of X the dawn of a new age but rather of the timely demonstration that, contrary to the impression conveyed by the paperback racks in bookstores and drugstores, modern technology remains capable of producing books as weighty and as beautiful as those of earlier centu­ ries. We need such assurance today when we tend to appreciate books merely as sources of information rather than as works of art and craftmanship. The University of California Press deserves high praise for making these magnificent tomes available, and this at a price which, while it preserves their appeal as true luxury items, compares favorably with other possible investments in the rare book market. The project behind the handsome set started with the model of a Carolingian monastery constructed for the famous Age of Charlemagne exhibition in Aachen, Germany, in 1965. Walter Horn, an historian of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, undertook the the task with the help of the designer Ernest Born and other associates. The team was responsible for the impressive model which may still

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Published: Apr 1, 1981

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