The Return of Sacred Architecture: The Golden Ratio and the End of Modernism

The Return of Sacred Architecture: The Golden Ratio and the End of Modernism


An inspirational demand a go back to the tenets of conventional structure as a treatment for the dehumanizing criteria of recent structure

• Explains how sleek structure is emblematic of our present estrangement from the non secular rules that formed humanity’s maximum civilizations

• unearths how the traditional legislation of sacred share and concord may be restored

The grotesque constructions that signify the fashionable panorama are inferior not just to the nice cathedrals of medieval Europe and the temples of old Egypt and Greece, yet even to lesser structures of the more moderen previous. the good masterworks of our ancestors spoke to humanity’s greater nature. Architect Herbert Bangs finds how today’s dysfunctional structures convey out the worst in humanity, reinforcing that that's so much base inside us. He indicates how, during the historical legislation of share and quantity, structure as soon as expressed the harmonious courting among guy and the cosmos. In early occasions, the architect labored inside of a sacred and esoteric culture of making buildings during which humans may achieve perception into the character of the divine fact. at the present time, that culture has been deserted in desire of narrowly outlined utilitarian ideas of potency and economic climate.

In The go back of Sacred Architecture, Bangs offers the main to liberating structure from the crude performance of the 20th century: the architects of the trendy human panorama needs to locate the deep-felt connection to the cosmos that guided the interior lives of these who equipped the temples of the previous. the shape in their structures will then mirror the sacred styles of geometry and percentage and convey forth higher concord on the planet.

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