How should still we build sacred areas, the locations the place we worship? Transcending Architecture considers the mysterious, profound, and genuine strength of designed environments to deal with the non secular measurement of our humanity. by means of incorporating views from inside of and with out structure, the ebook deals a large, severe, and nuanced knowing of the lived dating among the outfitted and the numinous worlds.
Far from keeping off the charged problems with subjectivity, tradition and intangibility, the ebook examines phenomenological, symbolic and designerly ways that the holy will get fastened and skilled via constructions, landscapes, and concrete types, and never simply in institutionally outlined non secular or sacred areas. Acknowledging that no person voice can exhaust the subject, Transcending Architecture brings jointly a stellar crew of students and practitioners to proportion their insights: architect Juhani Pallasmaa and thinker Karsten Harries, comparative faith student Lindsay Jones and architectural theoretician Karla Britton, sacred structure researcher Thomas Barrie and theologian Kevin Seasoltz, panorama architect Rebecca Krinke and religion & shape journal editor Michael Crosbie, are one of the illustrious contributors.
The result's the main direct, transparent, and refined scholarly textual content exclusively fascinated about the transcendental measurement of structure on hand. This e-book hence offers, on one hand, realizing, reduction, and development to an architectural self-discipline that typically avoids its ineffable size and, nonetheless, an important dose of element and fact to fields akin to theological aesthetics, fabric anthropology, or philosophical phenomenology that too frequently fall trapped into unproductive generalizations and over-intellectualizations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julio Bermudez is an affiliate professor within the university of structure and making plans, The Catholic collage of America.
"Transcending Architecture is a crucial and well timed contribution to the research of sacred structure and its relation to the numinous. In a time while faith is a part of the world’s political and sociocultural discourse you will need to revisit the problems of the relation of the sacred and humane. the importance of this quantity is in its contribution to the exam of the way the actual footprint of sacred areas brings the human toward the divine throughout religion, tradition, and time." --Anat Geva, affiliate professor of structure at Texas A&M college