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Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space

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ISBN: 0863153917
Издательство: Floris Books
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 111
Book DescriptionIn this ground-breaking new work, Gordon Strachan explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral and its influences on the medieval master builders. Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr. Strachan shows how the origins of the Gothic style?the pointed arch?may lie in Islamic architecture. He goes on to a fascinating and detailed consideration of how a particular architectural space affects us, and how sacred geometry creates sacred space. Beautifully illustrated ina large format, this is an inspiring and informative book for anyone interested in religious architecture and spirituality.