Part 1: Dr. Josh Probert and The Dual Nature of Mormon Aesthetics

In this first half of a two part discussion with Dr. Probert, we discuss the dichotomy of Catholic-inspired and Protestant-inspired architecture and art. The effect that these influences have on our culture, generally have been pervasive. Our discussion focuses on this duality, manifest in a photo of Temple Square in Salt Lake City in the 1890s. 

 Temple Square circa 1890. Photograph courtesy of Utah State Historical Society.

Temple Square circa 1890. Photograph courtesy of Utah State Historical Society.