The last decade has seen the emergence of a whole new generation of church designs. Covering buildings across the world, Contemporary Church Architecture aims to appeal not only to architects and clergy involved directly in ecclesiastical architecture but also other practitioners and those with a broader interest in cutting-edge design. This book covers the development of contemporary church design by looking at how the rational and the sacred can be reconciled and can inform one another. It also outlines the main trends and approaches: the conflict between self-expression and expression of the sacred, between sculptural signification and functionalism. Beautifully illustrated with around 350 photographs.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1324 g
Dimensions: 286 x 223 x 23 mm
"Contemporary Church Architecture is worth buying for Heathcote's compressed history." (Building Design, Cover date 22nd June) "explores the development of contemporary church design by looking at how the rational and the sacred can be reconciled ." (Church Building, July/August 2007) "With stunning photographs, some full-page, this work really shows off the architecture of each building." (Methodist Recorder , cover date 30th August 2007) "...opulently extravagant, with some of the most beautiful images of contemporary churches I have seen." (Church Times, Friday 15th February 2008)