The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture: Experience, Interpretation, Comparison, Volume 1

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Harvard University Press, 2000 - Architecture - 326 pages
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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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Contents

The Eventfulness of Architecture
38
The Special Case of Architecture
108
Architecture as Mute Text?
121
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Jones is Associate Professor in the Division of Comparative Studies in the Humanities at Ohio State University.