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book cover pageArdalan, Nader and Laleh Bakhtiar. Sense of Unity: The Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture. Kazi Publications, 2001.

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Barrie, Thomas and Julio Bermudez and Philip Tabb. Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality. Routledge, 2016.

Barrie, Thomas. House and Home: Cultural Context, Ontological Roles. Routledge, 2017.

https://www.routledge.com/House-and-Home-Cultural-Contexts-Ontological-Roles-1st-Edition/Barrie/p/book/9781138947160

Barrie, Thomas. The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture. Routledge, 2013.

https://www.routledge.com/The-Sacred-In-Between-The-Mediating-Roles-of-Architecture/Barrie/p/book/9780415779647

Barrie, Thomas. Spiritual Path, Sacred Place. Myth, Ritual and Meaning in Architecture. Shambhala, 1996.

https://books.google.ca/books/about/Spiritual_Path_Sacred_Place.html?id=bpRjQgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y&hl=en

Bermudez, Julio. Transcending Architecture. Contemporary Views on Sacred Space. The Catholic University of America press, 2015.

http://www.sacred-space.net/transcending_architecture/

Benedikt, Michael. God is the Good We Do. Theology of Theopraxy. Bottino Books, 2007.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2031640.God_Is_the_Good_We_Do?

Benedikt, Michael. For an Architecture of Reality. Lumen Books, 1992.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/224139.For_an_Architecture_of_Reality

Benedikt, Michael. Deconstructing the Kimbell: An Essay on Meaning and Architecture

SITES, 1992.

Bormida, Eliana. Arquitectura del Paisaje. Lariviere, 2013.

https://www.amazon.com/Arquitectura-Paisaje-ELIANA-GUTIERREZ-BORMIDA/dp/9879395956/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546643697&sr=1-2&keywords=Eliana+Bormida

Bender, Tom. Building with the Breath of Life. Fire River Press, 2000.

https://www.amazon.com/Building-Breath-Life-Working-Communities/dp/0967508916/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Bender, Tom. Silence, Song, and Shadows. Fire River Press, 2000.

https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Song-Shadows-Sacred-Surroundings/dp/0967508908/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Britton, Karla. Ed. Constructing the Ineffable: Contemporary Sacred Architecture. Yale University Press, 2011.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13067212-constructing-the-ineffable

Britton, Karla. Christ the Light: The Making of a 21st Century Cathedral. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2012.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14649626-the-cathedral-of-christ-the-light?

Baek, Jin. Nothing: Tadao Ando’s Christian Sacred Space. Routledge, 2009.

https://www.amazon.ca/Nothingness-Tadao-Andos-Christian-Sacred/dp/0415478545

Bergman, Sigurd. Eschatology as Imaging the End. Faith Between Hope and Despair.  Routledge, 2018.

https://www.routledge.com/Eschatology-as-Imagining-the-End-Faith-between-Hope-and-Despair/Bergmann/p/book/9781138481367

Bergmann, Sigurd. Arts, Religion, and The Environment. Brill | Rodopi, 2018.

https://brill.com/abstract/title/35833

Bergmann, Sigurd. In the Beginning is the Icon: A Liberative Theology of Images, Visual Arts and Culture. Routledge, 2016.

https://www.routledge.com/In-the-Beginning-is-the-Icon-A-Liberative-Theology-of-Images-Visual-Arts/Bergmann/p/book/9781138661059

Bergmann, Sigurd. Religion, Space, and The Environment. Transaction Publishers, 2014.

https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Space-Environment-Sigurd-Bergmann/dp/1412862949

Bergmann, Sigurd. Theology in Built Environments. Exploring Religon, Architecture, and Design. Transaction Publishers, 2011.

https://www.amazon.com/Theology-Built-Environments-Exploring-Architecture/dp/1412810183

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Crosbie, Michael. Architecture for the Gods. Watson-Guptill, 2000.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4757275-architecture-for-the-gods?

Crosbie, Michael J. Seeking the Sacred in Contemporary Religious Architecture . The Kent State University Press, 2010.

https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Contemporary-Religious-Architecture-Landmarks/dp/1606350471

Crosbie, Michael J. Pelli: Life in Architecture. Images Publishing Dist. 2019.

https://www.amazon.com/Pelli-Architecture-Michael-J-Crosbie/dp/1864706937

Crosbie, Michael J. and Steve Rosenthal. Architecture Counts. John Willey & Sons, 1993.

https://www.amazon.ca/Architecture-Count-Michael-J-Crosbie/dp/0471143618

Crosbie, Michael J. Multi-Family Housing: The Art of Sharing. Images Publishing Dist, 2006.

https://www.amazon.ca/Multi-Family-Housing-Sharing-Michael-Crosbie/dp/187690769X

Crosbie, Michael J., Buzz Yudell and John Rubble. The Future of Place: Moore Ruble Yudell. ORO Editions, 2011.

http://www.moorerubleyudell.com/publication/future-place

Crowe, Norman. Nature and the Idea of a Man-Made World . The MIT Press, 1997.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/nature-and-idea-man-made-world

Crowe, Norman and Laseau, Paul. Visual Notes for Architects and Designers.  Wiley, 2006.

https://www.amazon.ca/Visual-Notes-Architects-Designers-Norman/dp/047090853X

Campo Baeza, Alberto. The Built Idea. Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2015.

https://www.campobaeza.com/books/the-built-idea/

Campo Baeza, Alberto. Principia Architectonica. Editorial Nobuko, 2014.

https://www.campobaeza.com/books/principia-architectonica-2/

Campo Baeza, Alberto and Jauze Colette. Campo Baeza. Rockport Pub, 1997.

https://www.amazon.com/Campo-Baeza-Contemporary-World-Architects/dp/1564963403

Coates, Gary J.Erik Asmussen, Architect.  Byggförlaget, 1997.

https://www.amazon.com/Erik-Asmussen-architect-Gary-Coates/dp/9179881076

Coates, Gary J. Ed., Resettling America: Energy, Ecology and Community.  Brick House Publishing Co., 1974.

https://www.amazon.com/Resettling-America-Energy-Ecology-Community/dp/0931790522

Coates, Gary J. Ed. Alternative Learning Environments. Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, Inc. 1974.

https://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Learning-Environments-Gary-Coates/dp/0070114609

Cox, Harvey. How to Read the Bible. HarperOne, 2016.

https://www.harpercollins.ca/9780062343161/how-to-read-the-bible/

Cox, Harvey. The Market as God. Harvard University Press, 2016.

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674659681

Cox, Harvey. The Future of Faith. HarperOne, 2009.

https://www.amazon.com/Future-Faith-Harvey-Cox/dp/0061755532

Cox, Harvey.  The Secular City. Princeton University Press, 2013.

https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10117.html

Cranz, Galen. Ethnography for Designers. Routledge, 2016.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26895885-ethnography-for-designers

Cranz, Galen. The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design. WW Norton & Company, 2000.

https://www.amazon.com/Chair-Rethinking-Culture-Body-Design/dp/0393319555

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Geva, Anat. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sacred Architecture: Faith, Form and Building Technology. Routledge, 2011.

https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Lloyd-Wrights-Sacred-Architecture/dp/0415775086

Geva, Anat. Modernism and American Mid 20th Century Sacred Architecture. Routledge, 2018.

https://www.routledge.com/Modernism-and-American-Mid-20th-Century-Sacred-Architecture/Geva/p/book/9781138062818

Ghirardo, Diane. Italy: Modern Architectures in History. Reaktion Books, 2013.

https://www.amazon.com/Italy-Architectures-History-Diane-Ghirardo/dp/1861898649

Ghirardo, Diane. Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture. Yale University, 2019.

https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300234930/aldo-rossi-and-spirit-architecture

Ghirardo, Diane. Architecture After Modernism. Thames and Hudson, 1997.

https://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/architecture-after-modernism-softcover

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Handa, Rumiko. Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature. Routledge, 2015.

https://www.amazon.com/Allure-Incomplete-Imperfect-Impermanent-Appreciating/dp/0415741505

Handa, Rumiko. Conjuring the Real: The role of Architecture in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Fiction. University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9780803217430/

Karsten Harries (many publications, see this link)

http://campuspress.yale.edu/karstenharries/bibliography/

Harries, Karsten. Art Matters: A Critical Commentary on Heidegger’s “The Origin of the Work of Art”  Springer, 2009.

https://philosophy.yale.edu/publications/art-matters-critical-commentary-heideggers-origin-work-art

Harries, Karsten. Between Nihilism and Faith De Gruyter, 2010. https://philosophy.yale.edu/publications/between-nihilism-and-faith-commentary-eitheror

Harries, Karsten.  The Ethical Function of Architecture . The MIT Press, 1998.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ethical-function-architecture

Harries, Karsten. Infinity and Perspective.The MIT Press, 2002.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/infinity-and-perspective

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Iliescu, Sanda. The Hand and the Soul: Aesthetics and Ethics in Architecture and Art. University of Virginia Press, 2009.

https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/1588

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Jacks, Ben. A House and Its Atmosphere . Culicidae Architectural Press, 2017.

http://culicidaearchitecturalpress.com/ben-jacks-a-house-and-its-atmosphere/

Joy, Rick. Studio Joy Works, Hudson, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2018.

https://www.papress.com/books/Studio_Joy_Works.html

Joy, Rick. Rick Joy: Desert Works. Hudson, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

https://www.papress.com/html/product.details.dna?isbn=9781568983363

Jones, Susan. Mass Timber: Design and Research. ORO Editions, 2018.

http://www.ctbuh.org/Publications/CTBUHJournal/Reviews/MassTimberDesignandResearch/tabid/7846/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

Jones, Lindsay. The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture Experience, Interpretation, Comparison. Volume One Monumental Occasions Reflections on the Eventfulness of Religious Architecture.  Centre for the Study of World Religions, 2000.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8871606-the-hermeneutics-of-sacred-architecture?

Jones, Lindsay. The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture Experience, Interpretation, Comparison. Volume Two Hermeneutical Calisthenics A Morphology of Ritual-Architectural Priorities.  Centre for the Study of World Religions, 2000.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8871609-the-hermeneutics-of-sacred-architecture?

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Kahera, Akel, Latif Abdumalik and Craig Anz. Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers: Art, Architecture and Worship. Architectural Press, 2009.

https://www.amazon.com/Design-Criteria-Mosques-Islamic-Centers/dp/0750667966

Kahera, Akel. Deconstructing the American Mosque. University of Texas Press, 2002.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/643221.Deconstructing_the_American_Mosque?

Kavanaugh, Leslie. Earth Sky. Studiokav, 2015.

https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Sky-Leslie-Jaye-Kavanaugh/dp/9081493345

Kavanaugh, Leslie. The Architectonic of Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz. Amsterdam University Press, 2007.

https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789056294168/the-architectonic-of-philosophy

Krinke, Rebecca. Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation. Routledge, 2005.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6111265-contemporary-landscapes-of-contemplation?

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Ladd, Kevin L and Bernard Spilka. The Psychology of Prayer: A Scientific Approach. Guilford Press, 2012.

https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Prayer-Scientific-Approach-ebook/dp/B009INNLPQ

Leatherbarrow, David. Topographical Stories: Studies in Landscape and Architecture. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14083.html

Leatherbarrow, David and Mohsen Mostafavi. On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. MIT Press, 1993.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/weathering

Longhi, Andrea. Storie di chiese storie di comunita. Gangemi Editore International Publishing. 2017.

https://www.gangemieditore.com/dettaglio/storie-chiese-storie-comunità/7590/2

López Arias, Fernando. Espacio Liturgico. Centre de Pastoral Liturgica. 2016.

https://www.unav.edu/publicaciones/revistas/index.php/scripta-theologica/article/view/4893

López Arias, Fernando. Proyectar el espacio sagrado: Que es y como se construye una iglesia. EUNSA, 2018.

http://www.eunsa.es/tienda/astrolabio-ciencias-sociales/2100-proyectar-el-espacio-sagrado.html

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Mann, A.T. Sacred Architecture. Vega, 2003.

http://www.atmann.net/books.htm

Mann, A.T. and Lynn Davis. Sacred Landscapes: The Threshold Between Worlds. Sterling, 2010.

http://www.atmann.net/books.htm

Mical, Thomas. Architectural Theory: What Comes After Transparency? Springer, 2019.

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811069277

Mical, Thomas. Specifying Ambient Worlds: Architecture, Music and Minimalism. Routledge, 2018.

https://www.amazon.com/Specifying-Ambient-Worlds-Architecture-Minimalism/dp/1472450426

Mical, Thomas and Wouter Van Acker. Architecture and Ugliness: Anti-Aesthetics and the Ugly in Postmodern Architecture. Bloomsbury visual Arts, 2019.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/architecture-and-ugliness-9781350068230/

Mical, Thomas. Doorknob. Bloomsbury Academic. 2017.

https://www.amazon.com/Doorknob-Object-Lessons-Thomas-Mical/dp/1501303112

Mical, Thomas. Surrealism and Architecture. Routledge, 2004.

https://www.amazon.com/Surrealism-Architecture-Thomas-Mical-ebook/dp/B000Q35TG6

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Pallasmaa, Juhani. Encounters1 : Architectural Essays. Rakennustieto Publishing, 2013.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2314817.Encounters

Pallasmaa, Juhani. Encounters 2: Architectural Essays. Rakennustieto Publishing, 2013.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Encounters-v-2-Juhani-Pallasmaa/9789522670205

Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture. Wiley, 2009. https://www.bookdepository.com/Thinking-Hand-Juhani-Pallasmaa/9780470779286

Pallasmaa, Juhani. And Sarah Robinson. Mind in Architecture. Neuroscience, Embodiment and the Future of Design.  MIT Press, 2015.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/mind-architecture

Pallasmaa, Juhani. Eyes of the Skin. Wiley, 2012.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/398621.The_Eyes_of_the_Skin?

Pérez-Gómez, Alberto. Attunement. Architectural Meaning After the Crisis of Modern Science. MIT press, 2016.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/attunement

Pérez-Gómez, Alberto. Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics. MIT Press, 2006.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/built-upon-love

Pérez-Gómez, Alberto. Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science. MIT Press, 1983.

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/architecture-and-crisis-modern-science

Price, Travis and Wade Davis. The Mythic Modern: Architectural Expeditions into the Spirit of Place. ORO editions, 2011.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9879015-the-mythic-modern

Price, Travis. Archeology of Tomorrow. Earth Aware, 2006.

https://www.amazon.com/Archaeology-Tomorrow-Travis-Price/dp/193277193X

Portugali, Nili. The Act of Creation and the Spirit of a Place. Edition Axel Menges, 2006.

http://www.niliportugali.com/Nili_Axel_eng.htm

Portugali, Nili. A Holistic Approach to Architecture — The Felicja Blumenthal Music Center and Library. Am Oved, 2011.

http://www.niliportugali.com/Nili_New_eng.htm

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Robinson, Julia. Institution and Home: Architecture as a Cultural Medium. Techne Press, 2008.

https://www.amazon.com/Institution-Home-Architecture-Cultural-Transformations/dp/9085940079/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546643101&sr=1-9&keywords=Julia+W+robinson

Rios Vizcarra, Gonzalo. Poetica del Mundo Habitado. Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, 2017.

http://libros-san-francisco.blogspot.com/2018/05/libro-poetica-de-un-mundo-habitado.html

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Sabatino, Michelangelo and Rhodri Liscombe. Canada: Modern Architectures in History. Reaktion Books, 2017.

https://www.amazon.com/Canada-Architectures-History-Michelangelo-Sabatino/dp/1780236336

Sabatino, Michelangelo and Greg Bellerby. Eppich House II: The Story of an Arthur Erickson Masterwork. Figure 1 Publishing, 2019.

https://www.amazon.ca/Eppich-House-II-Erickson-Masterwork/dp/1773270478

Sabatino, Michelangelo. Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the vernacular Tradition in Italy. University of Toronto Press, 2011.

https://search.library.utoronto.ca/details?7123704

Sabatino, Michelangelo and Jean-Francois Lejeune. Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities. Routledge, 2009.

https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Architecture-Mediterranean-Vernacular-Identities-dp-0415776333/dp/0415776333/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

Sabatino, Michelangelo and Ben Nicholson. Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape and Preservation in New Harmony. University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/avant-garde-in-the-cornfields

Seamon, David. Life Takes Place. Routledge, 2018.

https://www.amazon.com/Life-Takes-Place-David-Seamon/dp/0815380712

Seamon, David. A Geography of the Livedworld. Routledge, 2016.

https://www.amazon.com/Geography-Lifeworld-Routledge-Revivals-Encounter/dp/113888507X

Seamon, David and Anne Buttimer. The Human Experience of Space and Place. Routledge, 2016.

https://www.amazon.ca/Human-Experience-Space-Place/dp/1138924628

Seamon, David. Goethe’s Way of Science: A Phenomenology of Nature. State University

of New York Press, 1998.

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-2720-goethes-way-of-science.aspx

Seamon, David,Ed. Dwelling, Seeing and Designing: Toward a Phenomenological Ecology, State University of New York Press, 1993.

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-1514-dwelling-seeing-and-designing.aspx

Silvestrin, Claudio. Eye Claudio. Booth-Clibborn. 2002.

https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Claudio-Silvestrin/dp/1861542291

Silvestrin, Claudio. The Non-Materiality of the Material. Turin, 2011.

https://www.amazon.com/Claudio-Silvestrin-Non-Materiality-Material-Germano/dp/8842219096/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546831155&sr=1-1&keywords=silvestrin%2C+claudio.+the+materiality+of+materiality

Silvestrin, Claudio. Claudio Silvestrin’s Timeless Italian Style Architecture Design Philosophy. Design Media Publishing Ltd, 2017.

https://www.amazon.com/Colour-Palettes-Landscape-Design-Peter/dp/1910596345

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Tabb, Philip. Elemental Architecture. Temperaments of Sustainability. Routledge, 2018.

https://www.routledge.com/Elemental-Architecture-Temperaments-of-Sustainability/Tabb/p/book/9780815391906

Tabb, Philip. Serene Urbanism. Routledge, 2018.

https://www.routledge.com/Serene-Urbanism-A-biophilic-theory-and-practice-of-sustainable-placemaking/Tabb/p/book/9781472461377

Tabb, Philip. The Greening of Architecture. Routledge, 2014.

https://www.routledge.com/The-Greening-of-Architecture-A-Critical-History-and-Survey-of-Contemporary/Tabb-Deviren/p/book/9781409447399

Winters, Dennis. Landscape, Buddhism and Awakening. Sumeru Press, 2014.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23105949-searching-for-the-heart-of-sacred-space?

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Vosko, Richard. God’s House is Our House: Reimagining the Environment Worship.  Liturgical Press, 2006.

http://aejt.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/436068/AEJT_11_BR_4.pdf

Vosko, Richard. Designing Worship Spaces: The Mystery of a Common Vision. Liturgy Training Publications, 2007.

https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Worship-Spaces-Mystery-Meeting/dp/1568541279

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Winters, Dennis. Searching for the Heart of Sacred Space. Sumeru Press, 2014

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