Gordon Strachan, author of Jesus the Master Builder (Floris Books) explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, and examines the influences on the medieval master builders.
Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr Strachan suggests that the origins of the Gothic style may lie in Islamic architecture.
He goes on to consider how the experience of a particular architectural space affects us, and how sacred geometry works.
Beautifully illustrated, this is an inspiring and informative book for anyone interested in religious architecture and spirituality.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 30 colour photographs
- Publisher: Floris Books
- Publication Date: 22/05/2003
- Category: Theory of architecture
- ISBN: 9780863153914