The sacred in-between : the mediating roles of architecture /
by Barrie, Thomas.Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2010Description: xii, 272 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780415779647 ; 0415779634 (hbk : alk. paper); 9780415779647 (pbk : alk. paper); 0415779642 (pbk : alk. paper).Subject(s): Religious architecture | Mediation between God and man
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Epoka University Library
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -263) and index.
Introduction -- The middle ground of interpretation. Phenomenology, hermeneutics, and the sensory experience of architecture -- Practices of connection. Applications of transcendentalist and Buddhist philosophies -- Mediating elements. Symbolism, religions, and the in-between -- Symbolic engagements. The media of architecture: Carl Jung's house in Bollingen: architecture as a medium of transformation -- Earth and sky. Place and primordial architecture: Native American earthworks, burial mounds, and effigy figures: cosmological orientations and mediations -- The sacred path and place. Spatial sequences and symbolic narratives: Tongdo Zen Buddhist Monastery, Korea: the path as a mediator -- Ordering the world. Means and meanings of proportion and geometry: Saint Benedict's Abbey, Vaals, Holland, by Dom Hans von der Laan: designing a middle ground -- Perfected worlds. Cosmograms and connections: the late works of the Ottoman architect Sinan: multitudinous contexts, packed agendas, and diverse interpretations -- Conclusions -- Closing thoughts. Personal experiences of place.