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By Douglass Shand-Tucci

The 1st significant biography of Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942), America's maximum church architect, this e-book bargains a portrait of America's earliest avant garde, Boston's little identified fin-de-siecle bohemia, within which Cram figured as chief, editor, paintings critic, poet, and clothier. Disclosing for the 1st time the pivotal contribution of Boston's rising homosexual lifestyle to New England's highbrow and cultural heritage, Douglass Shand-Tucci explores the connection among inventive creativity and sexual orientation and among homosexuality and excessive Church Anglicanism. the 1st of 2 volumes, this examine specializes in Cram's early architectural and literary paintings.

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Townsend, a Boston Brahmin and Harvard alumnus of high ideals and eccentric habit (so like an eighteenth-century English aristocrat he seemed to me then), was at that time as interesting for the summer colony he reigned over in Provincetown (to which I was not asked) as for his forthright defense at State House hearings and such (where I was welcomed) of the interests of homophiles, as gays were then sometimes called. Like Schaff, Townsend was already elderly when I first met him, and he figures in this book because, according to Lucius Beebe in his Boston and the Boston Legend, Townsend cut a considerable figure (raccoon coat and all) among the 1920s Beacon Hill Bohemians who succeeded the first wave of the youthful Cram and his friends.

Grieg Taber and Leslie Lang, two very fine clergymen of the old school, found not irreverence but a useful truth in Bankhead's intimate salutation to Christ on his natal day. " Leslie had not known (though as I recall he had briefly met) Ralph Adams Cram. Another of the group of older priest friends I want to remember here knew Cram quite well: Alfred Pedersen, sometime Father Superior of the Society of St. John the Evangelist in the United States. While he never quite replaced Donald Davis, the senior curate at All Saints', Ashmont, in my youth and my first priest mentor, in my affections, Pedersen in the long run mattered much more because I knew him best when I was at Harvard (close by Cowley's monastery).

The Reverend William Augustine Cram, Ralph Adams Cram's father, from the portrait that once hung in the younger Cram's study. Tilden. ")s. "9 Not surprisingly, he was by only his second year of apprenticeship already submitting designs and sketches on his own to professional journals. 10document that at eighteen Cram had a good eye for plan and volume and void and a nice ability to distribute wall and window (3). They were also evidence of the initiative and drive he would always demonstrate. However, nothing came of these early efforts.

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