Temples, Churches and Mosques; A Guide to the Appreciation of Religious Architecture

By: Davies, John Gordon

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Very Good/Good Condition: Pages unmarked. Tight binding. Minor cover wear. Dustjacket shows 3/8 split at lower front endflap edge. Used hardcover book with dustjacket copy of Temples, Churches and Mosques; A Guide to the Appreciation of Religious Architecture by John Gordon Davies. Map endpapers. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1982. x, 262 pages. 7 x 10 inches, 26 cm. Shipping weight 3 pounds: Extra shipping charges will apply to international order. From the dustjacket: From the temples of the Nile to Baroque and Rococo churches Professor Davies examines the essential nature and characteristics of the major historical styles of religious architecture. The book is organized chronologically to give the reader a sense of the development of and continuities between the different styles. Almost a hundred plans, diagrams and sketches and over ninety photographs illustrate the buildings discussed and show how such qualities as proportion, symmetry and light may be discerned in them. Throughout, the author's concern is to enrich the traveller's enjoyment of religious architecture, not only by teaching the eye what to look for but also by stressing the physical experience of movement through space and, because of the sculptural character of buildings, the sense of touch. Contents: Preface, Acknowledgements, 1 The Temples of the Nile, 2 Aegean Architecture, 3 The Sanctuaries of Classical Greece, 4 The Hellenistic and Roman Periods, 5 Early Christian Architecture and the Byzantine Achievement, 6 Mosques and Madrasas, 7 Romanesque Architecture, 8 The Age of Gothic, 9 The Renaissance and Mannerism, 10 Baroque and Rococo, Appendix: Introducing the Fundamentals of Architectural Appreciation, Further Reading, Index of Places and Buildings, General Index. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1982. x, 262 pages. 7 x 10 inches, 26 cm. Heavy book: Extra shipping charges will apply to international order.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

Title: Temples, Churches and Mosques; A Guide to the Appreciation of Religious Architecture

Author/Composer: Davies, John Gordon

Categories: Travel,

Publisher: Pilgrim Press: 1982-11-01

ISBN Number: 0829806342

ISBN Number 13: 9780829806342

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 012236

Keywords: Nonfiction Books, Religious Architecture, Buildings Temples, Buildings Churches, Buildings Mosques, John Gordon Davies, 0829806342, 9780829806342, OCLC 8669562,