Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.