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Chartres : sacred geometry, sacred space

Author: Gordon Strachan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, suggesting its origins lie in Islamic architecture. Also explores how a particular building or space affects us spiritually.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Strachan
ISBN: 0863153917 9780863153914
OCLC Number: 51872072
Description: 111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map, plans (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction1. The Islamic Origin of the Pointed Arch2. Abbot Suger and the Historical Debate3. St Bernard and the Early Gothic Plan4. Of Cubes and Ka'aba5. The Plan of Chartres6. Dionysius the Areopagite and the Unknown God7. St Denis, Chartres and the Darkness of GodEndnotes & Bibliography
Responsibility: Gordon Strachan ; with architectural drawings by Oliver Perceval.

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'Read Gordon Strachan's book and then visit Chartres with an open mind and wide vision, to find personal insight. Illustrated with beautifully prepared drawings.'-- Clive Hicks, Caduceus, September Read more...

 
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