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In 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 particularIn 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....

Title : Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space
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ISBN : 9780863153914
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 111 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space Reviews

  • Gregory
    2018-12-22 14:46

    I just started this book, It is amazing how much some religions influence one another. Although this book is just over a hundred pages the plates are amazing and the drawings give one alot to wonder.Copy/paste the below text into your blog. bExcellent book,,Great spring board to more ideas ,,, ideals of thought...View all my reviewsChartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space by Gordon StrachanI just started this book, It is amazing how much some religions influence one another. Although this book is just over a hundred pages the plates are amazing and the drawings give one alot to wonder.Copy/paste the below text into your blog. bExcellent book,,Great spring board to more ideas ,,, ideals of thought...View all my reviewsView all my reviews

  • Bruce
    2018-12-26 17:51

    A bit lacking. While a good many pages in a short book are given to explaining the construction and islamic oirgin of pointed arches, and the root three rectangle as the pattern for the space, for me the most intriguing aspect of the design of Chartres mentioned is the dual axes of the north and south spires, which the author suggests links sun moon calendrical variation and the pythagorean comma. Because he also links these things with Stonehenge, however, he mistakenly discards it as site background information and thus not worthy of the more extensive coverage he gives other topics.His writing is unfocused and amateurish, to boot.But some topics are covered well and it's a nicely put together book and a lovely physical experience.

  • Stacey Wittig
    2018-12-25 17:47

    Great title, but book does not deliver the "sacred" elements promised in the description and title.