Architectural poetics in Alvaro Siza's Church of Santa Maria

Stara, Alexandra (2012) Architectural poetics in Alvaro Siza's Church of Santa Maria. In: Emmons, Paul , Lomholt, Jane and Hendrix, John, (eds.) The cultural role of architecture. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 123-131. ISBN 9780415783408

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the Catholic church of Santa Maria, in a small town in northern Portugal, by architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. Siza’s scheme is a testament to the poetic dimension of architecture and its ability to structure communicative space for meaningful engagement with the full spectrum of culture, encompassing juxtaposed and even conflicting ideas and experiences, in a deeply situated and conciliatory way.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > Centre for Contemporary Visual and Material Culture
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > School of Architecture and Landscape
Depositing User: Alexandra Stara
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 15:29
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 13:39
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/22257

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