Robert Graham The Great Bronze Doors
For the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels

This book is available for purchase online.

Jack Miles, Peggy Fogelman, Noriko Fujinami
Published by:
Wave Publishing

ISBN: 0-9642359-3-5 (hardcover)
CIP 2002010156
128 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2
180 photographs, color throughout

In 1998, sculptor Robert Graham was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to create the monumental bronze doors which would serve as the entry way into the planned Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the first major cathedral to be constructed in the United States in the new millennium. This book details the process of Graham's groundbreaking creation and the iconography of the thirty-foot by thirty-foot, twenty-five-ton bronze doors, and puts the work in a historical perspective.

Jack Miles, Senior Advisor to the President of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is the author of God: A Biography which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and has been translated into sixteen languages, and its 2001 sequel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God.

Peggy Fogelman is the Assistant Director for Education and Interpretive Programs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. From 1987 to 2000 she served as the museum's Associate Curator of European Sculpture.

Noriko Fujinami is the Director of the Robert Graham Studio.

Contact Carol Doumani, Publisher
Wave Publishing
4 Yawl St. Venice, CA 20292

250 leather-bound Limited Editions of the book, each with a bronze panel relief set in the cover, have also been produced. Please contact the publisher for details.

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