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Title Architecture of the sacred : space, ritual, and experience from classical Greece to Byzantium / edited by Bonna D. Wescoat, Robert G. Ousterhout

Publ Info New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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 RWU Arch  ARCH NA4600 .A73 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  NA4600 .A73 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Preface Robert G. Ousterhout and Bonna D. Wescoat; 1. Material culture and ritual: state of the question Ja Elsner; 2. Monumental steps and the shaping of ceremony Mary B. Hollinshead; 3. Coming and going in the sanctuary of the great gods, Samothrace Bonna D. Wescoat; 4. Gateways to the mysteries: the Roman propylon and in the City Eleusinion Margaret M. Miles; 5. Architecture and ritual in Ilion, Athens, and Rome C. Brian Rose; 6. The same, but different: the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus through time Ellen Perry; 7. Mapping sacrifice on bodies and spaces in ancient Judaism and early Christianity Joan Branham; 8. The 'foundation deposit' from the Dura Europos Synagogue reconsidered Jodi Magness; 9. Sight lines of sanctity at Late Antique Martyria Ann Marie Yasin; 10. The sanctity of place and the sanctity of buildings: Jerusalem vs. Constantinople Robert G. Ousterhout; 11. Divine light: constructing the immaterial in Byzantine art and architecture Slobodan uri; 12. Architecture as a definer of sanctity in the monastery tou Libos in Constantinople Vasileios Marinis; Afterword Bonna D. Wescoat and Robert G. Ousterhout
Note "In this book, a distinguished team of authors investigates the role of architecture in the construction of sacred experience in ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures"--Provided by publisher
"In this book, a distinguished team of authors explores the way space, place, architecture, and ritual interact to construct sacred experience in the historical cultures of the eastern Mediterranean. Essays address fundamental issues and features that enable buildings to perform as spiritually transformative spaces in ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine civilizations. Collectively they demonstrate the multiple ways in which works of architecture and their settings were active agents in the ritual process. Architecture did not merely host events; rather, it magnified and elevated them, interacting with rituals facilitating the construction of ceremony. This book examines comparatively the ways in which ideas and situations generated by the interaction of place, built environment, ritual action, and memory contributed to the cultural formulation of the sacred experience in different religious faiths"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Architecture and religion
Architecture -- Mediterranean Region -- Psychological aspects
Sacred space -- Mediterranean Region
Add Author Wescoat, Bonna D
Ousterhout, Robert G
ISBN 9781107008236 (hardback)
1107008239 (hardback)