Architecture For The Gods 2

Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781876907501
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Architecture For The Gods 2 from the Author: Michael J. Crosbie. A sequel to one of the most popular books ever published by IMAGES, this new volume presents more than 30 new religious projects from around North America.

Art And Architecture Of The World S Religions 2 Volumes

Author: Leslie D. Ross
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313342873
Size: 45.52 MB
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Art And Architecture Of The World S Religions 2 Volumes from the Author: Leslie D. Ross. Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. • 200 illustrations, including floor plans of churches, synagogues, and temples bring the discussions of art and architecture to life • An extensive bibliography enables further research

Houses Of God

Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781920744977
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Houses Of God from the Author: Michael J. Crosbie. Houses of God demonstrates an inspiring array of gathering places for worship, collected from the USA and abroad. There are churches, synagogues and temples by some of the world's leading architects.

Sacred Space For The Missional Church

Author: William R. McAlpine
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149827322X
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Sacred Space For The Missional Church from the Author: William R. McAlpine. Sacred Space for the Missional Church examines the strong link between the theology and mission of the Church and the spaces in which and from which that theology and mission are lived out. The author demonstrates that the built environment is not incidental or even subservient to mission. Rather it is a key player in the fulfillment and the communication of that mission. The book begins with a working definition of the missional church, underscoring the connection between God's mission (missio Dei) and the Church's mission. The reader is presented with historical and theological frameworks for sacred space, and reminded of the pivotal role of the built environment in the fulfillment of the mission of the Church. The design and construction of sacred spaces are shown to be fundamentally a theological exercise and not solely a matter of function, pragmatics and fiscal astuteness. The author questions the uncritical application of blanket statements such "form must follow function," and challenges the conviction that it does not matter where worship occurs, only that it occurs. The book addresses genuine concerns such as legitimizing the cost of church buildings and concludes with practical suggestions and essential questions that must be considered in posturing the built environment within the missional praxis of the Church.

Temples For A Modern God

Author: Jay M. Price
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019992595X
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Temples For A Modern God from the Author: Jay M. Price. After World War II, Americans constructed an unprecedented number of synagogues, churches, cathedrals, chapels, and other structures. The book is one of the first major studies of American religious architecture in the postwar period, and it reveals the diverse and complicated set of issues that emerged just as one of the nation's biggest building booms unfolded. Price argues that the resulting structures, as often mocked as loved, were physical embodiments of an important time in American religious history.

Seeking The Sacred In Contemporary Religious Architecture

Author: Douglas R. Hoffman
Publisher: Sacred Landmarks
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Seeking The Sacred In Contemporary Religious Architecture from the Author: Douglas R. Hoffman. A collaborative publishing venture between the Kent State University Press and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs' Center for Sacred Landmarks, The Sacred Landmarks Series includes both works of scholarship and general interest that preserve history and increase understanding of religious sites, structures, and organizations in Northeast Ohio, in the United States, and around the world. This is a compelling study of what makes a sacred place sacred.

The Evolution Of Indian Stupa Architecture In East Asia

Author: Eric Stratton
Publisher: Vedams eBooks (P) Ltd
ISBN: 9788179360064
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The Evolution Of Indian Stupa Architecture In East Asia from the Author: Eric Stratton. Contents: I. Introduction. II. Symbolic analysis of religious architecture. III. Indianization in Southeast Asia: lineage one: 1. Religious foundations. 2. Architecture. 3. Java. 4. Cambodia. 5. Champa. IV. Burma : lineage two: 1. Thai Era. 2. The lineages of stupa forms. V. The philosophical Indianization of Northeast Asia : the third lineage: 1. China. 2. Korea. 3. Japan. 4. Tibet. 5. Mongolia. 6. The Tibetan stupa. Bibliography."This work seeks to explore the development of East Asian architecture based upon its borrowings from the Indian stupa. While most scholars agree that some features of East Asian religious architecture have been strongly influenced by the symbolic architecture of the stupa, this study specifically seeks to identify three distinct architectural "lineages" originating from India to East Asia. These lineages were inspired by the work of Liang Ssu-Ch?eng who first identified several "families" of pagoda structures in Mainland China in the early part of the 20 century. However, here we extend our search to all the nations that have employed the stupa architecture outside India (and Nepal). These other lineages have been identified through careful analysis in archaeological, anthropological, historical, and religious studies."The first of these lineages extends through Indo-China and Indonesia. The second lineage is mainly found extending through Burma. Both lineages, one and two, meet together in later Thai architecture. The third lineage extends across Central Asia to the shores and nations of Far East Asia, such as Japan, Korea and China. As all the lineages are demonstrated to be imbued and propagated by the scared and ancient symbolism of India, each chapter examines the history of Indian thought as it was introduced into a region and then discusses the features of the most well known structures of that region." (jacket)