Antinomies of contemporary sacred architecture

Cezary Wąs

10 €

“Sacral architecture of the twentieth century was characterized by the unprecedented diversity of artistic formulas. (..) Some architects sustained the canonical values of the older religious architecture, while increasing number of other creators attempted to use radically new forms. Over the years, the logic and consistency in both groups of artists began to wane and the contradictions between “traditionalists” and “modernists” lost its expressiveness. Therefore, the described history of changes in religious architecture is based on the initial strengthening of contradictions between modernist and traditional values, temporary dominance of modernism, post-modern counter-revolution period, and finally the contemporary approval of the irrational values that are manifested in subtly articulated cult of transcendence.”