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Architecture, Mysticism and Myth

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This remarkable book, written from an architect’s point of view, examines the inherent mysticism common to architecture around the world. The author, a leader in the Arts and Crafts Movement, explores the intentions behind structure and form. In so doing, he reveals the esoteric principles behind such grand buildings as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, and the Palace of Versailles. Originally published in 1892, this was among the earliest studies of the correlation of mysticism and the design process. Its examination of customs, myths, and folktales of many civilizations demonstrates that buildings reflect secrets that lie deeply embedded in the human psyche, related to ancient and universal symbolism. 30 black-and-white illustrations.

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First published in 1892, this classic explores the symbolism of classical architecture. A milestone in relating mysticism to design, it shows the correlation between mythology and the design of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Palace of Versailles, and other architectural masterpieces. 30 black-and-white illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780486435190
Author:
Lethaby, W R
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Lethaby, W. R.
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Symbolism in architecture
Subject:
Religious buildings
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Buildings - Religious
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Architecture
Series Volume:
108-140
Publication Date:
20040319
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 bandw figures
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.67 lb

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First published in 1892, this classic explores the symbolism of classical architecture. A milestone in relating mysticism to design, it shows the correlation between mythology and the design of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, the Palace of Versailles, and other architectural masterpieces. 30 black-and-white illustrations.
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