Masterpieces: Sacred Architecture + Design

Churches, Synagogues, Mosques


Spiritual Spaces


ISBN: 9783037681534 Category:

Chris van Uffelen


Sacred buildings are among the oldest types of edifice produced in human civilisation. The construction of churches, synagogues, mosques and other building which are used for sacred, ritual or ceremonial acts is still considered the most prestigious of construction tasks. Next to functional demands, which are heavily ritualized in liturgical practice, the architects must concentrate particularly on the aesthetic expression. The space must operate as a framework for belief, with specific reference to the religion to be served. It must also be an appropriate stage for the experience of the divine service and concomitant spirituality. This volume shows exceptional examples of buildings from the various religions and denominations which often attain the status of works of art.

Additional information

Weight 2026 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Braun Publishing AG
Publication date 1 October 2013
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.4 x 24.1 cm
Weight 2026 g


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