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The sacred in-between : the mediating roles of architecture / Thomas Barrie.

Barrie, Thomas. (Author).

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School of Architecture NA 4600 B36 2010 30007008813726 Reserves Desk Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780415779630 (hbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0415779634 (hbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780415779647 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0415779642 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 272 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The middle ground of interpretation. Phenomenology, hermeneutics, and the sensory experience of architecture -- Practices of connection. Applications of transcendentalist and Buddhist philosophies -- Mediating elements. Symbolism, religions, and the in-between -- Symbolic engagements. The media of architecture: Carl Jung's house in Bollingen: architecture as a medium of transformation -- Earth and sky. Place and primordial architecture: Native American earthworks, burial mounds, and effigy figures: cosmological orientations and mediations -- The sacred path and place. Spatial sequences and symbolic narratives: Tongdo Zen Buddhist Monastery, Korea: the path as a mediator -- Ordering the world. Means and meanings of proportion and geometry: Saint Benedict's Abbey, Vaals, Holland, by Dom Hans von der Laan: designing a middle ground -- Perfected worlds. Cosmograms and connections: the late works of the Ottoman architect Sinan: multitudinous contexts, packed agendas, and diverse interpretations -- Conclusions -- Closing thoughts. Personal experiences of place.
Subject: Religious architecture.
Mediation between God and man.

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