An Earthly Paradise - Baha'i Houses Of Worship Around The World
by Julie Badiee
The architecture, the art, the spiritual dimension of the Bahá'í House of Worship.
Bahá'í Houses of Worship around the world express the unity of the human experience in their restatement of architectural forms and symbols common to sacred buildings of all times and places.
In this book Dr Badiee, Professor of Art History at Western Maryland College, shows how gardens, hills, water, stone, circles and other geometric forms have always been used as metaphors for the spiritual message of sacred spaces, whether temple, mosque or church.
In Bahá'í Houses of Worship these elements take on additional meaning as an affirmation of the oneness of the world's great religious traditions and the unity of the human race.
144 pages, 157 illustrations
26.7 x 21.6 cm (10.5 x 8.5 in)