Architektur und Religion. Gedanken über religiose Wirkung der Architektur.
Basel, Kober C.F.Spittlers Nachf(olger) 1911.
8vo. xvi + 120 + (2)pp, also (4)pp publisher’s adverts. Publisher’s cloth, slightly worn. A few leaves a little chipped at upper outer corners.
A posthumously published essay by the well-known architectural historian Baron Heinrich Adolf Geymüller (1839-1909), expounding his controversial view that it was inspiration derived from religious belief that brought about the principal architectural achievements of the early Christian period, the middle ages and the early renaissance (modern scholarship has related Geymüller’s opinions to the fact that he was, rather unexpectedly for an European historian of Italian Renaissance architecture, not a Roman Catholic but a Protestant). Supplementary pages at the end provide a very brief summary of Geymüller’s career and, more helpfully, a bibliography of his published writings.