Art: The Look of a Church

Many an American thinks of a church as a plain, white clapboard rectangle with a steeple and stained-glass windows. He might have difficulty recognizing some of the 3,616 churches now on postwar planning boards. Among the more outlandish designs, most of them reported in this month's Architectural Record: ¶A community church in Carmichael, Calif., which will include a badminton court, tennis court and swimming pool, for the strengthening and immersing of the congregation.

¶A super-modernistic Presbyterian Chapel in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains at Delaware Water Gap, to be equipped with movable seats and altars, whose arrangement will depend "upon the...

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