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The Architecture of the In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Sacred Places / Edition 1

The Architecture of the In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Sacred Places / Edition 1

by Thomas Barrie


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415779647
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/25/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 18.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas Barrie is Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University whose scholarship on the symbolism, ritual use, and cultural significance of architecture has taken him to sacred places around the world. He is an award-winning architect and the author of Spiritual Path - Sacred Place: Myth, Ritual and Meaning in Architecture (Shambhala Publications, 1996).

Table of Contents

Illustration Credits ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction 1

2 The Middle Ground of Interpretation: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and the Sensory Experience of Architecture 14

3 Practices of Connection: Applications of Transcendentalist and Buddhist Philosophies 29

4 Mediating Elements: Symbolism, Religion, and the In-Between 39

5 Symbolic Engagements: The Media of Architecture 61

Carl Jung's House in Bollingen: Architecture as a Medium of Transformation 64

6 Earth and Sky: Place and Primordial Architecture 80

Native American Earthworks, Burial Mounds, and Effigy Figures: Cosmological Orientations and Mediations 91

7 The Sacred Path and Place: Spatial Sequences and Symbolic Narratives 103

Tongdo Zen Buddhist Monastery, Korea: The Path as a Mediator 113

8 Ordering the World: Means and Meanings of Proportion and Geometry 132

Saint Benedict's Abbey, Vaals, Holland, by Dam Hans van der Laan: Designing a Middle Ground 150

9 Perfected Worlds: Cosmograms and Connections 167

The Late Works of the Ottomon Architect Sinan: Multitudinous Contexts, Packed Agendas, and Diverse Interpretations 178

10 Conclusion 212

11 Closing Thoughts: Personal Experiences of Place 227

Notes 231

Bibliography 258

Index 264

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