reread … refresh … research … rechurch…



These ‘short days-long nights time of the year’ made me start again at the bottom of my pile of books: Kidder Smith's ‘The New Churches of Europe’ forms a firm foundation //// 1964 //// The author selected sixty churches that “established new horizons in church thinking.” The index with comparative plans shows no pattern of church layout. Indeed, Church architecture underwent a fundamental shift in typological, stylistic and theological terms throughout XXth century, which led to a renewed rationale of form and floor plans. //// The book is a beautiful document of historical interest (poetic both in word and image) …. Ass well as an ideal Europe trip destination list.










KU Leuven
Faculty of Architecture
Brussels

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charlotte.ardui@kuleuven.be