World Religious Architecture

Valerie S. Grash, World Religious Architecture, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This course examines a rich variety of the world's major religious buildings and complexes, focusing particular attention on understanding structural, functional, and aesthetic characteristics of individual monuments. Societal conditions and religious beliefs that affected their design and meaning will be examined through readings, discussion, and visual analysis.

Required Texts:

-Leland M. Roth, Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History and Meaning, Second Edition, 2006 (ISBN-13: 978-0813390451) (recommended)

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