• Church of Notre Dame du Raincy, France, 192-1923 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Auguste Perret, architect. The interfaith form on religion, art, and architecture (IFRAA) requested Professor Donald J Bruggink, honor member of IFRAA, to prepare and conduct a post conference European seminar on church ...
    • Liturgical focus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Perret anticipated the liturgical movement which stripped the church of distracting statuary and altars by focusing on a single central altar/table with ciborium for Our Lady.
    • Notre Dame du Raincy Interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The requirements for a new church in Raincy, a suburb of Paris, demanded a large church to be built with a limited budget. Perret won the competition because his design was the only church that met those requirements. ...
    • Walls of glass 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Perret's construction does the Cologne Cathedral one better by eliminating the need for external buttresses and allowing even more glass in his floor to ceiling walls surrounding the apse.