Mystery and Matter: On the Relationship Between Liturgy and Architecture in the Thought of Dom Hans Van Der Laan OSB (1904?1991).

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BRILL, Dec 20, 2010 - Art - 591 pages
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Most of the scholarship regarding the Dutch monk and architect Dom Hans van der Laan OSB (1904-1991) has been narrowly focused on his architectural theory and projects. The liturgical and theological dimensions have been virtually neglected, though they are vital for a proper understanding of his thought. Through a thorough reading of the original sources, including previously unexplored documents from various archives, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to Van der Laan s theory. It brings together the different aspects of his work by studying both the liturgical-theological and architectural elements. On this basis the book offers a synthesis of the way in which Van der Laan was able to link earthly matter to the divine Mystery.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter I Biography of Dom Hans van der Laan osb 19041991
19
Chapter II Liturgy
127
Chapter III Towards a theory of architecture
191
plastic designs
275
Development of architectural designs following p
366
Chapter V In the light of the sources
367
From Matter to Mystery
447
La forme des églises
479
Over de schoonheid van het liturgische gebaar
485
List of books chosen for Lent
504
Bibliography
505
Summary
571
Index
583
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About the author (2010)

Michel Petrus Remery, M.Sc. (1996 in Architecture, Delft Technical University), and Ph.D. (2008 in Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome), has published on liturgy and architecture. He has experience in business and global organisations and currently serves as a priest in Leiden.

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