Richard S. Vosko

Musings on religion, art and architecture

Publications

PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS & CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Trends in Christian Church Buildings: Similarities and Differences.” To be published in 2017 by the Northern Illinois University Press. Editor, Nicholas Denysenko. A chapter in the proceedings from the 2015 Ecumenical Symposium on Sacred Space, Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles, CA

“Reaching for the Numinous” in Julio Bermudez, (Editor) Transcending Architecture: Contemporary Views on Sacred Space. (Washington DC: Catholic University Press) 2015

“Secure the Stakes: Church Architecture in Windy Times” in The Art of Tentmaking: Making Space for Worship. Burns, Stephen (Editor). (Norwich: Canterbury Press) 2012, p. 1

“Architecture for Christian Worship: The Emerging United States Experience” in Theology in Built Environments, Sigurd Bergman (Editor) (New Brunswick NJ: Transaction Publ.) 2009, 223.

Article with Mark E. Wedig, OP on Chapter V, “The Arrangement and Furnishings of Churches for the Celebration of the Eucharist” in the Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press) 2007

BOOK: God’s House Is Our House: Re-Imagining the Environment for Worship. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press. May 2006. A 225-page award-winning book with illustrations.

“God’s House Is Our House, Too.” Chapter in Incongruities: Who Are We and How We Pray. Eds. Fitzgerald, T. and Lysik, D.,  (Editors) Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, IL, 2000.

“Worship Spaces to House the Many Presences of Christ.” In The Many Presences of Christ. Eds. Fitzgerald, T. and Lysik, D., (Editors) Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, IL, 1999.

“Worship Environments: Between No More And Not Yet.” In Traditions and Transitions. Eds. Bernstein, E. and Connell, M. (Editors) Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, IL, 1998.

“Designing Future Worship Spaces: The Mystery of a Common Vision. ” Number 8 in the Meeting House Essay series. Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, IL.  1996.

BOOK: Through the Eye of a Rose Window: A Perspective on Church Art and Architecture (San Jose, CA: Resource Publications) 1984

DVD, TV, RADIO & PODCASTS

Interview on “Sacred Space: Ancient and New” with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, Spring, 2017

“Art, Architecture & Our Search for the Sacred” an hour long DVD produced live at Corpus Christi University Parish Church in Toledo, OH. Deeper Dimensions, Inc. Granada Hills, CA, 2006

A CBS Religious Special. “Sacred Spaces: More Than Steel and Stone.” A televised interview, June 2005

Interview with Charles Osgood, The Osgood Files, August 2003

ARTICLES and BOOK REVIEWS

“Seeking Shelter in Troubled Times” An essay on the sanctuary movement to be published in Faith & Form (Volume 50, Issue 1, 2017)

“The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels — A Place of Pilgrimage” to be published in 2017 in Liturgy: A Journal of The Liturgical Conference.

“Repurposing Places of Worship” In Traditional Building: The Professional’s Resource for Public Architecture, December 2015, p. 62-63

“Standing on Holy Ground: Encountering Revelation in Sacred Space” in Liturgy: A Journal of The Liturgical Conference — Vol 31:1, January 2016

“A Dialog on Sacred Space” with Ozayr Saloojee, in  Faith & Form (Volume 48, Issue 3, 2015) 26

“What’s Past Is Prologue” in  Faith & Form (Volume 48, Issue 3, 2015) 38

Book Review: “The Architecture of Barry Byrne: Taking the Prairie School to Europe by Vincent L. Michael in Worship (July 2015, Volume 89, Number 4, page 375)

“Architecture for Worship: Portraits of Re-Formation” in Studia Liturgica (Volume 44, 2015)

“Sacred Ancestors: Images of Unity and Peace” in  Faith & Form (Volume 47, Issue 1, 2014) 20

“Avenues to the Holy” in  Faith & Form (Volume 45, Issue 4, 2012) 45

“Worship Centers: Places of Myth or Magic” in Worship Facilities Designer (Raleigh NC: Production Media, Inc) Fall, 2012

“The Language of Liturgical Space: Archetypes or Clichés” in Worship, Volume 86, Number 1, January 2012. The text of the address given to the Academy upon receiving the Berakah Award, January 2011.

“What is IFRAA: A Look at the Group’s History and Purpose” in Worship Facilities Designer (Raleigh NC: Production Media, Inc) Fall, 2011 Preview Edition

“The Changing Face of Religion in America: What Does It Mean for Architects and Artists” in Faith & Form (Volume 44, Issue 3, 2011)

“Liturgical Technology, Social Media and the Green Church” (In Liturgical Ministry, Collegeville, The Liturgical Press, Volume 20, Spring 2011)

Book Review: The Sacred In-Between: The Meaning of Architecture by Thomas Barrie in the IFRAA eJournal (AIA Knowledge Network, Spring 2011)

Book Review: Seeking the Sacred in Contemporary Religious Architecture by Douglas R. Hoffman in the IFRAA eJournal (AIA Knowledge Network, Fall 2010)

Book Review: Sacred Power Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship by Jeanne Halgren Kilde in Worship (September 2010, Volume 84, Number 5, page 471)

“Shaped By What We Shape: How the Environment for Worship Affects Ritual Behavior” in Liturgy (Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Group) Volume 25, Number 1, 2010, 4.

“The Search For Symbolism in Religious Architecture” EJournal of the American Institute of Architects, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, Fall 2009,

“Ecclesiology and Church Design:  A Balancing Act in Times of Transition” in Colloquium: Music, Worship, Arts (New Haven CT: Yale Institute of Sacred Music) Volume 4,  Autumn 2007, 50.

Built of Living Stones: Seven Years Later A commentary on the US Bishops’ Pastoral Instruction on Church art and Architecture (In the May 2008 issue of Liturgical Ministry, Collegeville, The Liturgical Press)

“Houses For Worship: Emerging Trends.” In Faith & Form, The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art & Architecture, Volume XL, Number 3, 2007.

“Pilgrimage to Sainthood: The Solanus Casey Center” in Faith & Form, a Journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture, Volume XXXIX, Number 1, 2006.

“Church Design” Interviewed in CHURCH Magazine, Winter 2005, Volume 21, Number 1, Page C2

“Commissioning Art for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.” In Faith & Form, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture, Volume XXXVII, Number 3, September 2004.

“Architecture for Worship: Re-Thinking Sacred Spaces in the Contemporary United States of America.” In Colloquium: Music, Worship, Arts, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Vol. 1, September, 2004.

“Building And Renovating Places Of Worship.” America, Vol. 189, No. 14, November 3, 2003.

“Designing Places For Worship In a Post-Conciliar Age: Forty Years Of Mixed Blessings.” National Bulletin on Liturgy. The Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops. Ottawa, Ontario. Number 175, Volume 36, Winter 2003.

“The Role Of The Arts In Seminary Education: Connecting The Human And The Divine.” The Seminary Journal, NCEA Seminary Dept., Washington, DC., Spring 2003

Foreword to Robert Graham: The Great Bronze Doors for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. By Jack Miles, Peggy Fogelman and Noriko Fujinami. Wave Publications, Venice, CA, 2002.

Architecture for the Gods – Book Two by Michael J. Crosbie. Images Publishing Group, Victoria, Australia, 2002. This book features three of my projects.

“A House for the Church: Structures for Public Worship in a New Millennium” in Worship, Collegeville, MN, May 2000, Volume 74, Number 3, page 194.

“The Introduction” to Architecture for the Gods – Book One by Michael J. Crosbie. Images Publishing Group, Victoria, Australia, 1999. This book features three of my projects.

“The Architectural Setting for the Music Ministry.”  National Bulletin on Liturgy. The Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops. Ottawa, Ontario. Vol. 31, No. 154, Fall, 1998.

“Contributions to Religious Art and Architecture: Looking Through a Rear View Mirror.” Finding Voice to Give God Praise. Ed. Hughes, K., The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1998

“Broken, Saved, Honored and Shared: The Place For Reserving Eucharist.”  In Assembly. University of Notre Dame.  Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, IL. Vol. 23, No. 5, September 1997.

“Liturgical Design Consultants: Who Are They and What Do They Do?” In Faith & Form, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture, Washington, DC, Vol. XXX, No. 3., 1997.

“Toward A Systematic Methodology for the Evaluation of Worship Environments.” Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy, January 1995, 105-113.

“Planning Space for the Music Ministry.” Pastoral Music. December-January 1995, 35-38.

Progressive Architecture Plans, April 1994. Featuring one of my projects, St. Joseph, Epping, NH.

“The Future of Worship Spaces in America.” Catholic World, March-April 1994, 88-92.

“The Community Table.”  Modern Liturgy, 1992, 19 (4), 17-19.

“Sacred Traditions,” Architecture, June 1992, 66-69. Featuring one of my projects, the new St. Stephen Church, Warwick, NY.

“Art, architecture, ecology are wings worship flies on.” National Catholic Reporter. December 13, 1991, 21-22.

“Where We Learn Shapes Our Learning.” R. Hiemstra, Ed., Creating Environments for Effective Adult Learning. New Directions For Adult and Continuing Education, no. 50. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991.

“Illuminating the Spirit,” Designer’s World, October 1991, 1, (2), 94-95. Featuring one of my projects, The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville, TN.

“Light accents space where action, events take place,” Architectural Lighting Showcase, December 1988, 2 (12), 12-14. Featuring one of my projects, The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville, TN.

“The Adult Learning Environment:  Importance of Physical Features.” With R. Hiemstra. International Journal of Lifelong Education. 1988, 7, 185-195.

“Holy People: Holy Church.”  Pastoral Music, April-May, 1988, 12 (4), 27-29.

“Shaping Spaces For Lifelong Learning.”  Lifelong Learning, 1984, 9 (1), 4-7, 28.

“American Culture vs. American Worship.” Pastoral Music, December-January, 1982, 6 (2), 24-33. A reprint of “Arresting the Decline of Quality.”

“Arresting the Decline of Quality.” Liturgy, 1981, 1 (4), 51-59.

“The Christian Water Bath,” Liturgy, January-February, 1980, 25 (1), 25-28.

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