The Buddhist Architecture
The Buddhist architecture has a lot of history that comes along with the culture, India is known for being the center of Buddhism as well as the highlight Buddha teachings. Different parts of Buddha life is instilled in the architecture. According to “The Buddhist Architecture” (2007), “Caves or grottoes are the oldest form of the Buddhist architecture. They are also known as the rock-cut monasteries, which were hewn from the cliffs and rock walls of the valleys. In India, the most significant cave is Junta caves, near modern Arranged, Maharajah’s. ” (Para. Two and Four).
The caves had played a large part in the history of Buddhist architecture; it was more than Just a building or even a simple rock. According to “The Buddhist Architecture” (2007), “Pagodas are the principle form of Buddhist architecture, which are used as religious multistory Buddhist towers, erected as a memorial or shrine. The most important factor was Consciousness, which is the ultimate reality. ” (Para. Two and Four). There are various buildings associated with religion, but the one that came out at the most in my search was, “Amphibian Temple,” this place is known or being a place where “Buddha” obtained inspiration and enlightenment.
There were other temples in China called, “Ethane Temple”, “Lama Temple”, and ” Gangue Temple” these temples hold a lot of education surrounding Buddhism and what it represents, it is an important place to be visited while in China. The Elder (2008) website “Numerous churches, monasteries, convents and shrines show sites connected with the earliest years of Christianity, and the life and ministry of Jesus and his disciples. The design of these constructions was affected as much by the religious traditions of the individual Christian community.
Christianity was instilled in the buildings such as churches, even from the rooftop the column of a church. “Plans. ?Many Early Christians shadowed the basilicas model for their new churches (up. 198, 206) and may also have used old Roman halls, baths, dwelling- houses, and even pagan temples as places of worship. Walls. ?These were still constructed according to Roman methods of using rubble or concrete, faced with plaster, brick, or stone (p. 210 B). Mosaic design was added internally (p. 21 1), and sometimes also externally on west facades; though little regard was paid to external architectural effect (p. 09). ” (“Early Christian Architecture – Comparative Analysis”, 1921). The walls expressed certain parts of the religion was alters, roofs and openings in a church. Some names of the buildings surrounding this architecture were, “The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem and The Church at Gal. Loused. ” Islamic architecture and art pieces were in different areas that Islam either dominated or still remains dominant while still embodying Muslim precepts in its themes. The earliest architectural monument of Islam is the Dome of the Rock Jubbah al-Sahara) in Jerusalem, created in 691-92.
Some Muslims believe it to be the area from which Muhammad rose to heaven. “It has mosaics depicting scrolling vines and flowers, Jewels, and crowns in greens, blues, and gold. Similar in some aspects is the later Great Mosque of Damascus (built c. 705-14) the culture of Islamic Spain reached its apogee in Moorish art and architecture. The Mud© Carlyle of Spain employed through the 18th cent. And, important until much later in time, is founded on this architecture. ” (“Islamic Art And Architecture 2012).