Till We Have Built Jerusalem lays out architectural and philosophical assumptions that informed the University of Notre Dame graduate architecture curriculum during the fourteen-year period from 2005 through 2019.
Inland Architecture is a collection of fourteen essays about architecture and urbanism by Philip Bess, all written from Chicago and most touching upon the moral implications of architectural and urban form. Though gathered from a variety of publications, many appeared first in Inland Architect magazine, where for ten years Bess was a Contributing Editor and co-authored “The Chicago Architecture Police” column with fellow officer Howard Decker.
Informed by both urban history and a deep knowledge of America’s pastime, City Baseball Magic documents the ground-breaking Armour Field project, a 1987 counter-proposal to Chicago’s New Comiskey Park that argues for neighborhood baseball parks as civic buildings, and cities as places for human flourishing.
Localism in the Mass Age includes the chapter by Philip Bess on “Chicago 2109: The Metropolitan Region as Agrarian-Urban Unit.”
Why Place Matters includes the chapter by Philip Bess on “Metaphysical Realism, Modernity, and Traditional Cultures of Building.”
Visions of Seaside includes the chapter by Philip Bess on “Seaside and the Sacred.”