Interior of the Church of the Light.
 Andō, Tadao, 1941-

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Title:Interior of the Church of the Light
Notes:"Mr. Ando has shown an ability to suffuse rooms with light in surprising ways. One of his most famous projects is the Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church in Ibaraki, Japan, which is known as the Church of the Light because of the cruciform-shaped opening in the concrete wall behind the altar." [from The New York Times, March 30, 2014.] -- "Dwelling in a house is a search for the mind (kokoro) as the locus of god, just as one goes to church to search for god. An important role of the church is to enhance this sense of the spiritual. In a spiritual place, people find peace in their mind (kokoro), as in their homeland." [ Jin Baek, Nothingness: Tadao Ando’s Christian Sacred Space. Routledge, 2009. ] -- Tadao Ando was the recipient of the Pritzker Prize in Architecture in 1995. -- Photo by Attila Bujdosó.
Artist:Andō, Tadao, 1941-
Building:Church of the Light

Scripture:Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41
John 3:14-21
John 12:20-36
Matthew 4:12-23
Peter I, 2:2-10
Romans 13:11-14
Lectionary links:ALent04
General Subject:Light

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Attribution:Andō, Tadao, 1941-. Interior of the Church of the Light, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 22, 2020]. Original source:
Record Number:55848 Last Updated: 2016-11-27 08:47:31 Record Created: 2014-04-01 16:07:16
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