Exploring the Language of Sacred Architecture
A Salon Discussion
- What is the overarching purpose(s) of sacred art and architecture?
- What is the role of the architect or artist in producing such sacred objects of devotion or places of worship?
- What landscape features or areas of a city constitute an ideal site for such a sacred structure?
- Does the direction a building face really matter? What celestial alignments, if any, should be considered?
- What message does the ritual order of spaces (i.e., spatial sequence) convey to pilgrims?
- What design principles convey beauty in sacred art and architecture? Are they similar or different to the classical tradition?
- What is the role of archetypes, sacred geometry, symbols, proportion, and ornament? How do these features enrich the ritual-architectural experience?
Please join us for an open discussion with artists and architects sharing their views on the language of sacred architecture. Light refreshments will be served.
References for discussion:
- PDF compilation of quotations: “TEMPLUM DEI“
- Intro lecture “TEMPLUM DEI: Exploring the Language of Sacred Architecture” by Brandon Ro – https://youtu.be/4wFF9BHihf4
- “Architectural Theology” by Dr. Denis McNamara – https://youtu.be/2PDWXMMgy9c
- “True Beauty” by Dr. Denis McNamara – https://youtu.be/-c3JWNZSrDI
- “The Classical Tradition” by Dr. Denis McNamara – https://youtu.be/MDpg_ChcgfI
- “Decoration and Ornament” by Dr. Denis McNamara – https://youtu.be/hEi0aqNFpVw
- “Heaven and Architecture” by Dr. Denis McNamara – https://youtu.be/NNvGNdv_dp0
Thursday, September 1st, 5:00 pm
524 South 600 East, Salt Lake City
ICAA Members: Free
ICAA Non-Members: $5