Corrina Riess Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Peter Wang Butler UniversityArt and religion often go hand in hand, due to much of the design of the artwork reflecting religious beliefs, stories, or figures. One common form of religious art is architecture, because the very first followers of a religion needed places to worship their deity or deities, needed places to serve as sacrificial areas, and needed statues and other monuments to show their loyalty to their religion and their beliefs. Due to the parallels between religion and architecture, there is a lot of information on the topic, ranging from the earliest of civilizations with an organized religion to the churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, and other religious buildings of the modern day. This collection of research will become a compilation of the architecture of different religions in different time periods, in the hopes of not only showing how each specific religion changed over time from an architectural standpoint, but also showing how many religions have some subtle similarities that are not as easily noticed. By sharing these similarities, as well as some differences the traditional architecture share, it will then be easier to track the changes in architectural style over time, as well as fully understand the purposes, whether they be related to the time period they took place in or not, behind each of the architectural decisions that were made during the construction period.
When & Where
Lilly Hall 133