Paul Eli Ivey

Paul Eli Ivey is Professor of Art History at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he teaches Modern and Contemporary Art. He is author of Radiance from Halcyon, A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science (Minnesota, 2013), concerning a turn of the twentieth century theosophical intentional community on California’s Central Coast, and Prayers in Stone:  Christian Science Architecture in the United States, 1894 – 1930 (Illinois, 1999). His new book project is Building Respectability, Globalizing Christian Science Architecture. He is now actively finishing research on another book tentatively entitled Called to America: The Architecture of Eastern Religious Congregations in the United States 1900-1950: Intersections of Architecture and Theology.  His research interests include metaphysical, Eastern and esoteric religions in the United States that evolved during the Progressive Era.  He studies the art and architecture, class and institutional structures, theology, therapeutic ideals, political and representational strategies of these related and indigenous religious/philosophical/therapeutic groups.