Temples, Mosques and other Places of Worship
Duncan Baird 2013
Hardback 224pp Illustrated 300x230mm
9781848991118   Product Code: 21120
This exceptional reference book interprets the significance of the world's most renowned religious buildings, revealing their history and how they are shaped by the faith for which they were created, be it Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism or Hinduism. The historical range is huge, from the first temples of 9000 BCE to the modernist religious architecture of today. An introduction discusses key universal themes in sacred architecture, while special 'decoder' features give detailed analysis of a particular building or decorative scheme.