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Metaphors built of stone : meanings and uses of church architecture

Author: Richard Kieckhefer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Thinking about church architecture has come to an impasse. Reformers and traditionalists are talking past each other. This book seeks to help both sides move beyond the standoff toward a fruitful  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Kieckhefer
ISBN: 0195154665 9780195154665
OCLC Number: 232708126
Description: pages cm
Contents: The first factor : spatial dynamics --
The second factor : centering focus --
The third factor : aesthetic impact --
The fourth factor : symbolic resonance --
Late medieval Beverley : traditional churches in a traditional culture --
Chicago : traditional churches in a modern culture --
Rudolf Schwarz : modern churches in a modern culture --
Issues in church architecture.
Responsibility: Richard Kieckhefer.


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Kieckhefer has produced a book to challenge the general concept of the church building ... This is an interesting departure from the more usual commentaries on ecclesiastical architecture, and is to Read more...

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