A traditionalist's interpretation of Cathedral
Iranians to read "Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral"
"Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral", a book by Titus Burckhardt, noted German traditionalist, has been rendered into Persian.
IBNA: The book's translator Ladan E'tezadi told IBNA that the book is apparently in the field of art history but, in the introduction, the author has emphasized that his book is not about art's history and its should be studied considering sacred art.
Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence, Italy in 1908 and died in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom and Tradition.
He was an eminent member of the "traditionalist school" of twentieth-century authors. He was a frequent contributor to the journal Studies in Comparative Religion along with other prominent members of the school.
Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral, is a richly colored window onto the lofty intellectual and spiritual climate that conceived the marvel that is Gothic architecture.
The Iranian translator added:" Since the thoughts and ideologies of Burckhardt differs with other scholars; his interpretations of artistic works vary as well. He works on sacred arts and believes that they don’t only exist in building including churches and mosques since many of them are not counted in the field of sacred arts."
"Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral" will be released be Hekmat publications.
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