Myth, Ritual and Architecture

Myth, Ritual and Architecture

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  • Author: Todd Spradley
  • Publisher:
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  • Category : Architecture and religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 70


Spiritual Path, Sacred Place

Spiritual Path, Sacred Place

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  • Author: Thomas Barrie
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9781570620058
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 284

Architecture has always been more than mere shelter--it expresses some of the most fundamental and universal aspects of human existence. Through an in-depth survey of religious buildings and sacred sites around the world--from Japanese Zen temples to the Stonehenge-like structures of England--the author shows how sacred architecture symbolizes and recapitulates the spiritual quest.


Chora

Chora

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  • Author: Alberto Pérez Gómez
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773525047
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 364

Contributors to this volume strive to uncover architectural alternatives to simplistic models based on concepts of aesthetics, technology, or sociology. Seventeen essays explore historical topics ranging from antiquity, with a study of the Roman Colosseum; through early Renaissance subjects, such as the treatises of Luca Pacioli on architecture; through to the modern era and explorations on topics ranging from seventeenth-century Amsterdam to architectural insights that can be found in the works of the poet and mathematician Lewis Carroll. Authors examining contemporary issues seek to explicate the spatial poetics of architecture by invoking other artistic disciplines. Essays in this group include a discussion of the accomplishments of Gordon Matta-Clark, a reading of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, and an analysis of the implications of ethical/formal questions in the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein for architecture. Contributors include Caroline Dionne (Université de Québec à Montréal), Mark Dorrian (University of Edinburgh), Michael Emerson (University of New South Wales), Marc Glaudemans (University of Technology), George Hersey (emeritus, Yale University), Robert Kirkbride (design director, Studiolo), Joanna Merwood (doctoral dissertation, Princeton University), Michel Moussette (Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal), Juhani Pallasmaa (architect, Finland, emeritus Washington University in St. Louis), Alberto Pérez-Gómez (McGill University), David Theodore (McGill University), and Dorian Yurchuk (architect, New York City).


Art and Architecture for Congregational Worship

Art and Architecture for Congregational Worship

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  • Author: Richard S. Vosko
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • ISBN: 0814684955
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 252

A deep strain of tribal politics is dividing societies around the globe. Organized religions are also coping with scandals, disappointments, and polarizing ideologies. The history of Christianity reveals that such frictions deeply wound the church. Fr. Richard S. Vosko recognizes that liturgical buildings are metaphorical expressions of the people of God. He proposes, in a relational way, that when all physical and psychological boundaries in a place of worship are removed people will discover a common ground. Building on theological foundations and design principles, Vosko envisions what an egalitarian “servant church” can look like. In a bold but thoughtful manner, he presents progressive insights into the fields of church art and architecture.


The History of Experience

The History of Experience

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  • Author: Wolfgang Leidhold
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1000730506
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 358

In a wide arc from the Paleolithic to the present day, this book explores the changing structure of human experience and its impact on the dynamics of cultures, civilizations, and political ideas. The main thesis is a paradigm shift: the structure of human experience is not a universal constant but changes over time. Looking at the entire range of human history, there are a total of nine transformations, beginning with conscious perception and imagination in the Paleolithic and ending, for the time being, in modern times with the discovery of the unconscious. In between, this book explores six more transformations that took place in different regions and at different times, which include a sense of order, self-reflection, the eye of reason, spiritual experience, as well as the experience of creativity and of consciousness. As such, The History of Experience presents both a cross-cultural and comparative theory of experience and cultural dynamics, and an exploration of rich materials from East and West. This book is of great use to upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars interested in the relationship between history, human experience, culture, and political order.


Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

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  • Author: Thomas Barrie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317179021
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 272

Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped according to topical themes: Being in the World; Sacred, Secular, and the Contemporary Condition; Symbolic Engagements; Sacred Landscapes; and Spirituality and the Designed Environment. Even though the authors’ approach the subject from a range of disciplines and theoretical positions, all share interests in the need to rediscover, redefine, or reclaim the sacred in everyday experience, scholarly analysis, and design.


Transcending Architecture

Transcending Architecture

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  • Author: Julio Cesar Bermúdez
  • Publisher: CUA Press
  • ISBN: 0813226791
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 352

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The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture

The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture

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  • Author: Thomas Barrie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134725221
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

The sacred place was, and still is, an intermediate zone created in the belief that it has the ability to co-join the religious aspirants to their gods. An essential means of understanding this sacred architecture is through the recognition of its role as an ‘in-between’ place. Establishing the contexts, approaches and understandings of architecture through the lens of the mediating roles often performed by sacred architecture, this book offers the reader an extraordinary insight into the forces behind these extraordinary buildings. Written by a well-known expert in the field, the book draws on a unique range of cases, reflecting on these inspiring places, their continuing ontological significance and the lessons they can offer today. Fascinating reading for anyone interested in sacred architecture.


Religion and Architecture in Premodern Indonesia

Religion and Architecture in Premodern Indonesia

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  • Author: G. Domenig
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004274073
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 594

In Religions and Architecture in Premodern Indonesia Gaudenz Domenig presents a new approach to the study of indigenous religions and their influence on vernacular architecture in Indonesia.


The Myth and Ritual School

The Myth and Ritual School

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  • Author: Robert Ackerman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135371121
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 252

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.