The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture: Hermeneutical calisthenics : a morphology of ritual-architectural priorities

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Harvard University Press, 2000 - Architecture - 498 pages

The two volumes of this investigation into how we perceive sacred architecture propose an original interpretation of built environments as ritual-architectural events.

Exploring the world's cultures and religious traditions, Volume One maps out patterned responses to sacred architecture according to the human experience, mechanism, interpretation, and comparison of architecture. Volume Two, an exercise in comparative morphology, offers a comprehensive framework of ritual-architectural priorities by looking at architecture as orientation, as commemoration, and as ritual context.

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Orientation
Predictions and Enhancements of Nature
Divinity Bodies Abodes and Abstractions

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Jones is Associate Professor in the Division of Comparative Studies in the Humanities at Ohio State University.

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