Posted by Lindsey on February 17, 2003 at 16:13:13:
In Reply to: Re: What does church architecture actually do in culture? posted by Richard Haut on February 17, 2003 at 09:32:59:
I feel this is quite a sad subject but maybe that is because i love old church architecture. I have two churches (one new and one very old) near me in Wednesbury UK and I can see them from all directions when nearing my home, they are the two towers to me but I have never been inside either of them!! They seem to be locked most of the time but I will now make a concerted effort to go and have a look and consider your question.
As I have not studied much on Architecture old and new, i'm not sure whether my liking of older church buildings is just because i like large stone buildings. Like banks before, choosing large stoned buildings to represent stability, stature and space (probably all weak reasons there sorry) churches are the same and i feel personally that modern churches are too much about the here and now with their modern designs loosing all culture and history with it.
I am not religious so to me a church is a place of beauty, depth and peace, somewhere to think or meet people. Richard had hit the nail on the head about the demise of public British places.
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