Sacred Buildings: A Design Manual

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 16, 2008 - Architecture - 247 pages
10 ChurchArchitecture PastandPresent RudolfStegers Faith and Religion in the Present Day / Historicismversus Modernity /The Church in the City / EcclesiasticArchitecture from the athto the 19th Century /The Development of Modern Church Architecture / At the Beginning ofthe zist Century /The Sacred and its Relevance for Church Architecture Today 38 SynagogueArchitectureinthe Recent PastandPresent Roman HoHenstein Synagogue Architecture in the zoth Century / Pioneering New Buildings from Louis Kahn to Mario Botta /The Design of the Synagogue Space /ATheory of Synagogue Design / Architectonic Symbols in Germany /Tradition over Experimentation in the United States 46 MosqueArchitecture PastandPresent NegarHakim The Formation and Expansion of Islam / The Mosque as the Centre of Religious Life / The Four Types of Mosques / zoth-Century Mosque Architecture in the Islamic World / 20th-Century Mosque Architecture in the Nations ofthe Diaspora /The Spatial Programme and Arrangement of Modern-DayMosques 54 Acousticsin SacredBuildings Dorothea BaumannandChristina Niederstatter The Sound of Space as a Symbol ofthe Sacred /Architectural Acoustics - The Conflict between Resonance and Clarity / Sound and Sound Propagation / Geometric Analysis / Reflection and Diffraction / Reverberation Time and Absorption / The Number ofPeople / Materials / Special Aspects of Acoustics in Sacred Spaces /Acoustic Analysis 60 Lightin SacredBuildings Eva-Maria Kreuz Light in Churches / Light in Synagogues / Light in Mosques Selection ofProjects CHURCHES AXIAL PLAN CENTRALISE D PLAN 100 146 TornbjergChurch Paper Church Odense Kobe 70 118 Fogh & FolnerArkitektfirma Shigeru Ban Architects Church Centre Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
 

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Rudolf Stegers is the author of numerous publications and technical articles in the field of architecture. He researched the subject of religious architecture especially in connection with a work on Rudolf Schwarz.

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