Cistercian Europe: Architecture of Contemplation

Cistercian Europe Architecture of Contemplation Foreword by Michael DowneyCistercian Europe offers a lavishly illustrated journey through Europe s magnificent Cistercian abbeys A leading expert in medieval architecture Terryl Kinder brings these f

  • Title: Cistercian Europe: Architecture of Contemplation
  • Author: Terryl N. Kinder
  • ISBN: 9780802838872
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Foreword by Michael DowneyCistercian Europe offers a lavishly illustrated journey through Europe s magnificent Cistercian abbeys A leading expert in medieval architecture, Terryl Kinder brings these famous monasteries to life, showing not only where monks lived, worked, and prayed but also how the exquisite architecture of these buildings reflects the spiritual transformaForeword by Michael DowneyCistercian Europe offers a lavishly illustrated journey through Europe s magnificent Cistercian abbeys A leading expert in medieval architecture, Terryl Kinder brings these famous monasteries to life, showing not only where monks lived, worked, and prayed but also how the exquisite architecture of these buildings reflects the spiritual transformation to which their residents aspired.Dozens of famous Cistercian monasteries from across Europe have been chosen to illustrate the wide variety of architectural forms Kinder places these monasteries squarely within the context of daily monastic life in the Middle Ages, describing the use for each abbey building, the reasons underlying the desire for simplicity, and the nature of the contemplative life they were designed to model Maps, floor plans, and than two hundred full color and black and white photographs enhance Kinder s informed and engaging text.

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    1. Easily the most complete and satisfying tour of Cistercian architecture and life I have encountered. Dazzling pictures of all elements of Cistercian monasteries from the 12/13th centuries are included in this oversize book. Many diagrams help visualize the organization of the buildings, and a convincing theory of the architecture is presented. This is a hard to find book from the Cistercian press published in 2002, but it is worth finding if you have an interest in this area of western monastic [...]

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