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Stone on Stone - The Men Who Built The Cathedrals (Hardcover): Imogen Corrigan Stone on Stone - The Men Who Built The Cathedrals (Hardcover)
Imogen Corrigan 1
R661 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R115 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Standing in the nave of a cathedral, it is hard not to wonder how ordinary human beings could have created sky-scraping, dizzyingly high buildings on which even the top-most parts were delicately decorated, in an age before even the simplest of power tools. Stone on Stone presents the full story of the men who built the cathedrals of the medieval era: who they were, how they lived and how with the simplest of hand tools they created the astonishing buildings that hundreds of years later still stand as monuments to their ingenuity and skill. Topics covered include the context for building such huge places of worship; the men who built: who they were, and the challenges they had to face; finding the materials; construction techniques; building control and finally, who paid for it all.

Heritage Churches - Of the First Nations People in British Columbia (Paperback): Kenneth Perry Heritage Churches - Of the First Nations People in British Columbia (Paperback)
Kenneth Perry
R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Granada - Spain (Paperback): Lea Rawls Granada - Spain (Paperback)
Lea Rawls
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cath drale Notre-Dame de Paris Coloring Book - is a great way to remember the famous and most-amazing cathedral. (Paperback):... Cath drale Notre-Dame de Paris Coloring Book - is a great way to remember the famous and most-amazing cathedral. (Paperback)
Alex Man; Alex Man
R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Colorado's Historic Churches (Hardcover): Linda Wommack Colorado's Historic Churches (Hardcover)
Linda Wommack
R637 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R135 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cathedral Visits Logbook - Record your Cathedral visits here. 60 Pages at 8.5 X 11 (Paperback): William E Cullen Cathedral Visits Logbook - Record your Cathedral visits here. 60 Pages at 8.5 X 11 (Paperback)
William E Cullen
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Glitter (Paperback): Pop... Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Glitter (Paperback)
Pop Academic
R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Glitter (Paperback): Pop... Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Glitter (Paperback)
Pop Academic
R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Foil Effect (Paperback):... Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Foil Effect (Paperback)
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R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Foil Effect (Paperback):... Planner 2019-20 Academic - Weekly & Monthly Planner - Achieve Your Goals & Improve Productivity - Gold Foil Effect (Paperback)
Pop Academic
R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback): Layla Queen Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback)
Layla Queen
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback): Layla Queen Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback)
Layla Queen
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback): Layla Queen Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback)
Layla Queen
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback): Layla Queen Notre Dame de Paris Fire Predicted by Victor Hugo (Paperback)
Layla Queen
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Some Account Of Gothic Architecture In Spain; Volume 2 (Paperback): George Edmund Street Some Account Of Gothic Architecture In Spain; Volume 2 (Paperback)
George Edmund Street
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Some Account Of Gothic Architecture In Spain; Volume 2 (Hardcover): George Edmund Street Some Account Of Gothic Architecture In Spain; Volume 2 (Hardcover)
George Edmund Street
R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Monastery Of San Marco (Paperback): Georgina Sarah Godkin The Monastery Of San Marco (Paperback)
Georgina Sarah Godkin
R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Monastery Of San Marco (Hardcover): Georgina Sarah Godkin The Monastery Of San Marco (Hardcover)
Georgina Sarah Godkin
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
London's City Churches (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Stephen Millar London's City Churches (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Stephen Millar
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Hermit's Hut - Asceticism and Architecture in India (Hardcover, New): Kazi Ashraf The Hermit's Hut - Asceticism and Architecture in India (Hardcover, New)
Kazi Ashraf
R1,401 R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Save R176 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Hermit's Hut offers an original insight into the profound relationship between architecture and asceticism. Although architecture continually responds to ascetic compulsions, as in its frequent encounter with the question of excess and less, it is typically considered separate from asceticism. In contrast, this innovative book explores the rich and mutual ways in which asceticism and architecture are played out in each other's practices. The question of asceticism is also considered-as neither a religious discourse nor a specific cultural tradition but as a perennial issue in the practice of culture. The work convincingly traces the influences from early Indian asceticism to Zen Buddhism to the Japanese teahouse-the latter opening the door to modern minimalism. As the book's title suggests, the protagonist of the narrative is the nondescript hermit's hut. Relying primarily on Buddhist materials, the author provides a complex narrative that stems from this simple structure, showing how the significance of the hut resonates widely and how the question of dwelling is central to ascetic imagination. In exploring the conjunctions of architecture and asceticism, he breaks new ground by presenting ascetic practice as fundamentally an architectural project, namely the fabrication of a "last" hut. Through the conception of the last hut, he looks at the ascetic challenge of arriving at the edge of civilization and its echoes in the architectural quest for minimalism. The most vivid example comes from a well-known Buddhist text where the Buddha describes the ultimate ascetic moment, or nirvana, in cataclysmic terms using architectural metaphors: "The roof-rafters will be shattered", the Buddha declares, and the architect will "no longer build the house again". As the book compellingly shows, the physiological and spiritual transformation of the body is deeply intertwined with the art of building. The Hermit's Hut weaves together the fields of architecture, anthropology, religion, and philosophy to offer multidisciplinary and historical insights. Written in an engaging and accessible manner, it will appeal to readers with diverse interests and in a variety of disciplines-whether one is interested in the history of ascetic architecture in India, the concept of "home" in ancient India, or the theme of the body as building.

Christian Monuments in England and Wales - An Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Various Classe (Paperback): Charles... Christian Monuments in England and Wales - An Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Various Classe (Paperback)
Charles Boutell
R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Christian Monuments in England and Wales - An Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Various Classe (Hardcover): Charles... Christian Monuments in England and Wales - An Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Various Classe (Hardcover)
Charles Boutell
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Famous Cathedrals as Seen and Described by Great Writers (Paperback): Esther Singleton Famous Cathedrals as Seen and Described by Great Writers (Paperback)
Esther Singleton
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Famous Cathedrals as Seen and Described by Great Writers (Hardcover): Esther Singleton Famous Cathedrals as Seen and Described by Great Writers (Hardcover)
Esther Singleton
R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Songshan Shaolin Temple - A Memory of (Chinese, English, Hardcover, Multilingual edition): Songshan Shaolin Temple - A Memory of (Chinese, English, Hardcover, Multilingual edition)
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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