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The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture: Experience, Interpretation, Comparison, Volume 2: Hermeneutical Calisthenics: A Morphology of Ritual-Architectural Priorities

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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 ...

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Overview

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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In his second (of two) volumes, Jones (a Mesoamericanist, he teaches comparative studies in the humanities at Ohio State U.) seeks to provide a new way of thinking about religious architecture, in this case by connecting the buildings with the events that happened within them. Basing his theoretical approach on a cross-disciplinary range of theorists, including Hans-Georg Gadamer and Mircea Eliade, Jones offers references to a plethora of examples as he argues for the underlying morphology of different buildings, towns, and other types of sacred spaces. The volumes are priced and sold individually. Distributed by Harvard U. Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780945454243
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Religions of the World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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

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