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The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces: religious architecture of the world.

This lecture explores the architecture of the major religions of humanity. It lays out the resulting developments in chronological order, revealing a global narrative of 'sacred space'. While it does this, it reveals how the beliefs of each faith help to shape its architecture, presenting a distinctive series of creative possibilities that went on to be explored by designers of genius.


lecturer: Jon Cannon


From Chartres cathedral to Angkor Wat, religion has been the inspiration for many of the greatest buildings of the world.

Indeed, for much of human history, the story of architecture and the story of faith were synonymous.






Northern rose window of Chartres cathedral.