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Famous Cathedrals As Seen And Described By Great Writers (Hardcover): Esther Singleton Famous Cathedrals As Seen And Described By Great Writers (Hardcover)
Esther Singleton
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1909 Edition.

Famous Cathedrals As Seen And Described By Great Writers (Paperback): Esther Singleton Famous Cathedrals As Seen And Described By Great Writers (Paperback)
Esther Singleton
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1909 Edition.

Christian Monuments In England And Wales (Hardcover): Charles Boutell Christian Monuments In England And Wales (Hardcover)
Charles Boutell
R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1854 Edition. An Historical And Descriptive Sketch Of The Various Classes Of Sepulchral Monuments Which Have Been In Use In This Country.

Animal Symbolism In Ecclesiastical Architecture (Paperback): E.P. Evans Animal Symbolism In Ecclesiastical Architecture (Paperback)
E.P. Evans
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1896 Edition.

Abbeys and Churches of England and Wales - Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial (Paperback): T.G. Bonney Abbeys and Churches of England and Wales - Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial (Paperback)
T.G. Bonney
R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1887 Edition.

Christian Monuments In England And Wales (Paperback): Charles Boutell Christian Monuments In England And Wales (Paperback)
Charles Boutell
R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1854 Edition. An Historical And Descriptive Sketch Of The Various Classes Of Sepulchral Monuments Which Have Been In Use In This Country.

White Elephants on Campus - The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960 (Paperback): Margaret Grubiak White Elephants on Campus - The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960 (Paperback)
Margaret Grubiak
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960, Margaret M. Grubiak persuasively argues, through a careful selection of case studies, that the evolution of the architecture of new churches and chapels built on campuses reveals the shifting and declining role of religion within the mission of the modern American university. According to Grubiak, during the first half of the twentieth century, university leaders tended to view architecture as a means of retaining religion within an increasingly scientific and secular university. Initially, the construction of large-scale chapels was meant to advertise religion's continued importance to the university mission. Lavish neo-Gothic chapels at historically Protestant schools, although counter to traditional Protestant imagery, were justified as an appeal to students' emotions. New cathedral-style libraries and classroom buildings also re-imagined a place for religion on campuses no longer tied to their founding religious denominations.Despite such attempts to reframe religion for the modern university, Grubiak shows that by the 1960s the architectural styles of new religious buildings had changed markedly. Postwar university chapels projected a less distinct image, with their small scale and intentionally nondenominational focus. By the mid-twentieth century, the prewar chapels had become "white elephants." They are beautiful, monumental buildings that nevertheless stand outside the central concerns of the modern American university. Religious campus architecture had lost its value in an era where religion no longer played a central role in the formation and education of the American student."White Elephants on Campus is a provocative and engaging look at the university campus chapel in the twentieth century. The author skillfully combines social, educational, religious, and architectural history to illuminate a phenomenon neglected both by scholars and its intended users." -Peter W. Williams, emeritus, Miami University "In this important new book, Margaret Grubiak tells the fascinating story of how religion declined on twentieth-century American campuses and yet, at the same time, administrators persisted in building college chapels, including some of great size and striking architectural merit. This well-written and thoroughly researched account reveals much about American architecture but even more about the larger cultural retreat from Protestantism by the nation's intellectual elites. We have long needed such a study, and Grubiak has done a masterful job in presenting it." -W. Barksdale Maynard, Princeton University

The Cumberland Churchscape - the early religious architecture of Cumberland County, New Jersey (Paperback): Frank L. Greenagel The Cumberland Churchscape - the early religious architecture of Cumberland County, New Jersey (Paperback)
Frank L. Greenagel
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Old Saint Peter's, Rome (Hardcover, New): Rosamond McKitterick, John Osborne, Carol M. Richardson, Joanna Story Old Saint Peter's, Rome (Hardcover, New)
Rosamond McKitterick, John Osborne, Carol M. Richardson, Joanna Story
R2,936 Discovery Miles 29 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

St Peter's Basilica in Rome is arguably the most important church in Western Christendom, and is among the most significant buildings anywhere in the world. However, the church that is visible today is a youthful upstart, only four hundred years old compared to the twelve-hundred-year-old church whose site it occupies. A very small proportion of the original is now extant, entirely covered over by the new basilica, but enough survives to make reconstruction of the first St Peter's possible and much new evidence has been uncovered in the past thirty years. This is the first full study of the older church, from its late antique construction to Renaissance destruction, in its historical context. An international team of historians, art historians, archaeologists and liturgists explores aspects of the basilica's history, from its physical fabric to the activities that took place within its walls and its relationship with the city of Rome.

United First Parish Church (Unitarian) Church of the Presidents Historic Structure Report (Paperback): Richard C. Crisson,... United First Parish Church (Unitarian) Church of the Presidents Historic Structure Report (Paperback)
Richard C. Crisson, Judith M. Jacob, Katharine Lacy
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historic Structure Report for the United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts, this report documents the evolution of the site and the extant church edifice.

Sacred Havens of Brooklyn - Spiritual Places and Peaceful Grounds (Hardcover): Terri Cook Sacred Havens of Brooklyn - Spiritual Places and Peaceful Grounds (Hardcover)
Terri Cook
R664 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R140 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On the Formation of the Upper Monastic Area of Seon Buddhist Temples from Koreas Late Silla to the Goryeo Era (Hardcover, 2013... On the Formation of the Upper Monastic Area of Seon Buddhist Temples from Koreas Late Silla to the Goryeo Era (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Lee Seung-Yeon
R2,992 R2,520 Discovery Miles 25 200 Save R472 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Seon (Zen) Buddhism was first introduced to Korea around Korea's late Silla and early Goryeo eras, the function of the "beopdang" (Dharma hall) was transfused to the lecture hall found in ancient Buddhist temples, establishing a pivotal area within the temple compound called the "upper monastic area." By exploring the structural formation and dissolution of the upper monastic area, the author shows how Korea established its own distinctive Seon temples, unlike those of China and Japan, in the course of assimilating a newly-introduced foreign culture as its own. To accomplish this, the author analyzed the inscriptions on stone monuments which recorded the lives of eminent monks and also numerous excavated temple ruins. These analyses give us a new perspective on the evolution of the upper monastic area, which had the beopdang as its center, at a time when early Seon temples were being established under very adverse and unstable circumstances. The exploration of the spatial organization and layout of Korean Seon temple architecture has illuminated the continuity between Korean Buddhist temples of both the ancient and medieval eras.

A Mighty Architectural Shout - The Evolution of Religious Architecture in Essex County, New Jersey 1743-1900 (Paperback): Frank... A Mighty Architectural Shout - The Evolution of Religious Architecture in Essex County, New Jersey 1743-1900 (Paperback)
Frank L. Greenagel
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One hundred and ten churches and meetinghouses and a single synagogue built before 1900 survive in Essex County. Ten are no longer used for religious services, but endure as offices, theaters, a day care center, a Masonic Lodge, even a nightclub. Many are hosting their second, third or even fourth congregation. Where German might have been heard on a Sunday morning in the 1850s and English or Italian in the 1880s, now Spanish or Portuguese is often the language of choice. These remaining buildings are the vestiges of a social and political history and of architectural traditions that span almost 270 years. Changing demographics and neglect have put many of the old churches at risk of closing, or in danger of significant alteration or demolition. Much of the history of American religious architecture is on view in the county as well as important cultural and social values and the religious practices they represent. More than two-thirds of the surviving churches in the county were built after the Civil War, and 55 of those were erected in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. About one quarter of the churches in the county are Presbyterian, and almost one out of five have or had the word German in their name. The nineteenth century was a period of great social and political upheaval, as well as industrial growth; the book focuses on significant economic and social changes -immigration, industrialization, urbanization, and the exceptional religious pluralism-that shaped the county's churchscape.

Architecture of Canterbury Cathedral (Paperback, New): Jonathan Foyle Architecture of Canterbury Cathedral (Paperback, New)
Jonathan Foyle
R694 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the seat of archbishops, Canterbury Cathedral has been one of Britain's most important buildings for over 1400 years. However, the church as we know it evolved most spectacularly between the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries. Within its designs are references to a world we have forgotten: its relationship to Rome, mythology, hidden geometry and the display of saintly relics. Architectural historian and broadcaster Jonathan Foyle explains how Canterbury's turbulent and brilliant past shaped the cathedral, leaving us today with an extraordinary composite work of architecture. The book features specially commissioned images by the architectural photographer Robert Greshoff as well as carefully selected archival illustrations, and includes a number of the author's own drawings. An additional chapter by Heather Newton covers the cathedral's modern conservation programme.

Pittsburgh Prays - Thirty-Six Houses of Worship (Paperback): Tim Fabian, Brian Cohen, Abby Mendelson Pittsburgh Prays - Thirty-Six Houses of Worship (Paperback)
Tim Fabian, Brian Cohen, Abby Mendelson
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With stirring narrative and beautiful photography, Pittsburgh Prays takes us on a journey to the massive cathedrals and private chapels, synagogues, mosques and temples of Greater Pittsburgh. The book highlights not only sacred places, and piety, but also the love that created and maintains these houses of worships of all faiths, foci of communities and neighborhoods. More than bricks and mortar, each building represents the lexicon of Pittsburgh history - and generations dedicated to the greater good.

Vefa Kilise Mosque (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn Vefa Kilise Mosque (Paperback)
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Vefa Kilise Mosque (Turkish: Vefa Kilise Camii, meaning "the church mosque of Vefa," to distinguish it from the other kilise camiler of Istanbul: also known as Molla Gurani Camii after the name of his founder) is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. The church was possibly dedicated to Hagios Theodoros (St. Theodore, in Greek: ), but this dedication is far from certain. The complex represents one of the most important examples of Comnenian and Palaiologan architecture of Constantinople.

French Museum Architecture (Hardcover): ICI Consultants French Museum Architecture (Hardcover)
ICI Consultants
R1,089 R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Save R68 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designing a museum involves not only conceiving the best way to reveal their collections, but also how to welcome and serve visitors, and how to incorporate the spaces needed for the behind-the-scenes work of curating, restoring, cataloguing and storing. The architects embarking on such a project must carry out in-depth studies and find innovative solutions, whether their mission is to inject new life into a historic museum, to integrate a modern museography, to combine an harmonise an old building with a contemporary space, or to create from scratch a museum that will be acclaimed by critics and the public alike. French Museum Architecture explores these different problematic through forty museum projects, ranging from the Orsay and Quai Branly museums in Paris, to the Lille Museum of Modern Art (LaM) and the Confluences Museum in Lyon, to name but a few. Each project is presented with the emphasis on the thought process behind the creation, exposing the main questions the architects had to address in order to come up with spaces that are efficient, intelligent, welcoming and dynamic, able to fulfil the expectations of a public ranging from academic researchers to the merely curious, and everyone in between.

Great Monasteries of Europe (Hardcover): Bernhard Schutz, Henri Gaud Great Monasteries of Europe (Hardcover)
Bernhard Schutz, Henri Gaud; Photographs by Joseph Martin, Florian Monheim
R2,630 R1,984 Discovery Miles 19 840 Save R646 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

European cultural history is inextricably linked to the presence of monasteries, especially during the Middle Ages. In addition to serving as religious refuges, monasteries provided sanctuary for the pursuits of art, education, science, and book production. This lavishly illustrated book traces the development of the art and architecture of these important buildings, from early Carolingian examples in the eighth century to a modern structure by Le Corbusier in 1960.This unsurpassed survey offers a fresh chronicle of a largely overlooked subject and hundreds of marvelous images, many of them newly photographed, of more than 150 of the most interesting and best preserved monasteries in Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy - all of which are accessible to visitors. Here are unique views of the art and architecture of such treasured places as Mont St. Michel, a wondrous Benedictine sanctuary off the coast of Brittany, and the fabled pilgrimage site in Assisi founded by St. Francis.In an insightful text the author describes the cultural heritage of each of the monasteries portrayed and provides an introduction to monasticism and to the various orders dating from the early Christian era to the present. In addition, the volume offers plans of the sites, a glossary, and a bibliography. Historians and collectors of great books of art history will be intrigued by this unsurpassed collection of photographs and fascinating account of the artistic glory of European monasteries.

Early Religious Architecture of Burlington County, New Jersey 1703-1900 (Paperback): Frank L. Greenagel Early Religious Architecture of Burlington County, New Jersey 1703-1900 (Paperback)
Frank L. Greenagel
R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

All 127 surviving structures erected for religious purposes in Burlington County are surveyed and placed in the context of significant liturgical, ethnic, style and constructions practices of the period. The county was dominated in the 18th century by Quaker meetinghouses, but Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches are more common by the American Revolution. Those of the hinterlands are quite distinct from churches erected in the rivertowns by the time of the Civil War. This work might be considered an explanation of three cultural landscapes that arose in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Guided from Beyond - The Story Of The Templar, A Divine Edifice for the Coming Golden Age (Paperback): Simon Bialobroda Guided from Beyond - The Story Of The Templar, A Divine Edifice for the Coming Golden Age (Paperback)
Simon Bialobroda; Linda K. Myers
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

*AN ARCHITECTURAL AND SPIRITUAL LANDMARK FOR HUMANITY* This is the true story of a group of people who were "Guided From Beyond" and received over 160 transmissions from the Spiritual Hierarchy detailing architectural plans for a temple of transformation for the benefit of humanity. The revealing account of "The Templar, a Divine Edifice for the Coming Golden Age," expresses through sacred architecture the evolution of consciousness and it's purpose for coming into manifestation. As with the Knights Templar of old who provided safe passage for the spiritual pilgrims from the West to the holy land so will The Templar provide safe passage to all who aspire to spiritually connect to the wholeness of creation. "The Story of The Templar," with over 20 architectural drawings, documents the superhuman science expressed through it's architecture of sacred geometry and number. The ancient science of the initiates resides in The Templar's details of specific symbols, materials, and astronomical alignments. Within The Templar, the vibrational patterns of light, color and sound designed into each level rises in vibrational frequency. Through the architectural drawings of the exterior and four of the seven levels within The Templar, the reader is given the opportunity to visually connect and when possible to tune into the The Templar's vibrational resonance. This Divine Edifice, "The 12th Wonder of the World," gives a new vision for humanity. The compelling story of human participation with "masters" from the 7th dimension and higher reveals the triumphs and lessons leading to the spiritual teaching of group work for the future. The inspiring story of The Templar gives hope and direction to the many people around the world who spiritually aspire and work for "The Coming Golden Age" on Earth.

The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Space (Hardcover): S. Collins The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Space (Hardcover)
S. Collins
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Retracing the contours of a bitter controversy over the meaning of sacred architecture that flared up among some of the leading lights of the Carolingian renaissance, Samuel Collins explores how ninth-century authors articulated the relationship of form to function and ideal to reality in the ecclesiastical architecture of the Carolingian empire. This debate involved many of the major figures of the era, and at its core questioned what it meant for any given place or building to be thought of as specially holy. Many of the signature moments of the Carolingian Renaissance, in church reform, law, and political theory, depended on rival and bitterly controversial definitions of sacred architecture in the material world.

The Graveyards and Cemeteries of Edinburgh (Paperback): Charlotte Golledge The Graveyards and Cemeteries of Edinburgh (Paperback)
Charlotte Golledge
R392 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R74 (19%) Out of stock

In medieval Edinburgh the dead were buried in the city's churchyards, with internment in the church reserved for the wealthy, but in the post-Reformation years both rich and poor were buried in the grounds of the churches. By the nineteenth century the city centre churchyards were overcrowded and new outer town cemeteries created, which were no longer controlled by the town but by independent cemetery companies. In this book local historian Charlotte Golledge takes readers on a tour through the history of Edinburgh's burial grounds. She covers the individual history of the graveyards of St Cuthbert's, Greyfriars Kirkyard, Canongate Kirkyard, Old Calton Burial Ground, Buccleuch Parish Chapel Yard, St John's Churchyard, New Calton Burial Ground, the Jewish cemeteries, East Preston Burial Ground, Warriston Cemetery, Dalry Cemetery, Dean Cemetery, Rosebank Cemetery, The Grange and Piershill Cemetery. The story includes the notable events, burials and grave markers at each burial ground as well as the changes in how the people of Edinburgh buried their dead and mourned their loved ones over the years as the new profession of the undertakers took over the role of the church for the new cemeteries. She also unearths evidence of the lost burial grounds of Edinburgh that have been moved, built over or rediscovered. This fascinating portrait of life and death in Edinburgh over the centuries will appeal to both residents and visitors to the Scottish capital.

Twenty Years of Church Acoustics (Paperback): Jay Perdue Twenty Years of Church Acoustics (Paperback)
Jay Perdue
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Windows of Pinner Parish Church (Paperback): Bernard A. Harrison The Windows of Pinner Parish Church (Paperback)
Bernard A. Harrison; Photographs by Paul Marshall
R211 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R128 (61%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Churchyards Handbook (Paperback): Thomas Cocke The Churchyards Handbook (Paperback)
Thomas Cocke
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Primarily tranquil places to bury the dead and to grieve, churchyards are important for many other reasons. They tell us of our past, protect plants and animals for the future and provide peaceful spaces in which to sit and think. "The Churchyards Handbook" gives practical advice on all aspects of churchyard management and should be of use to parish priests, churchwardens and archdeacons as well as those involved with the funeral business. It explains the law relating to churchyards and offers constructive guidance on the difficult subjects of memorials and cremated remains. The proper care of the archaeology and history of churchyards is discussed, as is the importance of the churchyard as a haven for wildlife.

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