In his last book, The Renovation Manipulation, Michael Rose explained what to expect in many church renovations: lies, deception, parish division and destruction of beauty.
In this book, Rose explains the theology behind the current destructive renovation fad and shows where it deviates from authentic Catholic theology.
Rose takes the reader on an imaginary trip through a "traditional" church and a "modern" church to show how far off kilter the current liturgical thinking has become and shows why traditional patterns are not only acceptable, but essential to proper environments for Catholic Worship.
The only criticism I have of this approach is that he pits the ideal traditional church against the modern church that incorporates every possible liturgical fad, including film presentations. While this does serve the point and allow for the bringing together of all the criticisms of modern architecture at once, it also gives modernists ammunition for dismissing the book as "extreme", which it is not.
The book concludes with suggestions for reversing the trend and also a good list of resources for authentic architecture.
I recommend this book to all who would like to know what thought is behind modern church architecture.