How may still we build sacred areas, the areas the place we worship? Transcending Architecture considers the mysterious, profound, and actual energy of designed environments to handle the non secular measurement of our humanity. via incorporating views from inside of and with out structure, the publication bargains a large, serious, and nuanced knowing of the lived courting among the outfitted and the numinous worlds.
Far from heading 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 kinds, and never simply in institutionally outlined spiritual or sacred areas. Acknowledging that no person voice can exhaust the subject, Transcending Architecture brings jointly a stellar staff of students and practitioners to percentage 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 with the transcendental size of structure on hand. This ebook therefore presents, on one hand, knowing, aid, and progress to an architectural self-discipline that typically avoids its ineffable measurement and, nonetheless, an important dose of aspect and truth to fields similar 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 tuition of structure and making plans, The Catholic collage of America.
"Transcending Architecture is a vital and well timed contribution to the learn of sacred structure and its relation to the numinous. In a time whilst faith is a part of the world’s political and sociocultural discourse it is very important 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 in the direction of the divine throughout religion, tradition, and time." --Anat Geva, affiliate professor of structure at Texas A&M University