Sacred Spaces James Pallister

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Contemporary religious buildings have a profound influence on the architectural mainstream and offer an outlet for a more unrestrained approach to form and space making. Unshackled by functional constraints, the 30 iconic projects in this book, by some of todays best-known architects alongside innovative emerging designers, explore architectonic themes in sacred structures, whilst setting them in a modern historical context. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 350 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714868950

James Pallister is an independent publisher, writer and editor with interests in architecture, design and technology. He has worked at Dezeen.com where he was Head of Content and the Architects' Journal, where he was variously AJ Publications Editor, Senior Editor and Feature Writer. He has written for titles including Vice, Apollo, Creative Review, Eye, Grafik, and The Independent. He has lectured and taught at the Architectural Association, London South Bank University and at the University of Sheffield. He studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Religion and Politics.

"Beautifully photographed, and elegantly elucidated by James Pallister, Sacred Spaces is a field report from the cult of Corbusier... Pallister has captured their enduring aspirations – and their fleeting perfection."—Washington Post

"The great strength of this anthology is the detailed coverage of every project... Combine with lucid layouts and high production values to make this a covetable volume..."—Architects Newspaper

"Gorgeous... An elegant,a attractive book... A seductive collection of buildings... The pictures are superb."—Icon - Edwin Heathcote

"Pallster’s pertinently and lavishly illustrated new book comes as a revelation... So many unexpected glories... A compilation that provokes fresh thinking."—The Tablet

"Ground breaking and enlightening... Spectacular photography, drawings and accompanying texts."—Wallpaper.com

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