Religious Architecture
500 Churches, 500 Ideas: New Use for Sacred Spaces
500 Churches, 500 Ideas
New Use for Sacred Spaces
Paperback      ISBN: 3868594949

American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975
American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow
Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975
Hardcover      ISBN: 022656102x
Ars Sacra: Christian Art and Architecture of the Western World from the Very Beginning Up Until Today
Ars Sacra
Christian Art and Architecture of the Western World from the Very Beginning Up Until Today
Hardcover      ISBN: 3848008955
2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality in xxl-format
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
Basilica
The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
Paperback      ISBN: 0452288606
Traces Pope Julius II's controversial early sixteenth-century construction of a new basilica in place of the Emperor Constantine's millennium-old St. Peter's Basilica, documenting how building efforts spanned two centuries and more than two dozen papacies while incorporating the contributions of such master artists as Michelangelo and Raphael. Reprint.
The Basilicas of Ethiopia: An Architectural History
The Basilicas of Ethiopia
An Architectural History
Hardcover      ISBN: 178453725x
The basilica is symbolic of the history of Christianity in Ethiopia. Aizan, the first Christian king of the Aksumite empire was responsible for the creation of the large, five-aisled church of M?ry?m ??yon, sadly destroyed in 1535, and since then many hundreds of basilicas have been built in Ethiopia, many, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lalibela, literally 'hewn from the rock'. In this book, architectural historian and architect Mario di Salvo considers the unique architectural features of Ethiopia's basilicas and explains how they developed over time. Featuring almost 200 colour illustrations, this book is an attractive and comprehensive guide to some of Ethiopia's most inspiring religious buildings
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome
How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0142000159
Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy. Reprint.
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome
How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 1620401932
Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy.
Buckfast Abbey: History, Art and Architecture
Buckfast Abbey
History, Art and Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 1858946506
- a celebration of 1,000 years of Buckfast Abbey's history - includes contributions from 12 leading medieval, architectural and art historians - features specially commissioned photography as well as a wide range of images from the Abbey's extensive archive
Buddhist Art and Architecture
Buddhist Art and Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0500202656
The hugely diverse Buddhist tradition includes frescoes, statues, embroideries and ritual objects, as well as rock shrines, stupas, pagodas and temple complexes. Fisher describes all the Buddhist schools and cultures, from Tibet and Sri Lanka, to Korea and Japan, and explains their imagery.
Building for England: John Cosin's Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge
Building for England
John Cosin's Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge
Hardcover      ISBN: 0888448635
Building for England focuses on the architectural patronage in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge of John Cosin, a cleric of the Church of England. The book draws together evidence for his extensive activity as a patron from the 1620s until his death in 1672. Situating his architecture in the context of his religious and political outlook, this volume argues that in addition to Cosin's theology of free will and pursuit of the "beauty of holiness," there was a national impulse underlying his desire to build and an authoritarian basis to his architecture. This volume focuses on his architectural projects before and after the English Civil War in the Diocese of Durham and at the University of Cambridge, where Cosin's interventions in settings for worship were highly controversial and the target of iconoclasm. Less controversially, but equally central to his ideology, Cosin promoted a series of libraries during his career at Durham and Cambridge. This study draws together the connections between Cosin's various architectural projects for worship and learning in Durham and Cambridge.