La Deviation de l'Axe des Eglises, est-elle Symbolique? M. R. DE LASTEYRIE.
La Deviation de l'Axe des Eglises, est-elle Symbolique?

La Deviation de l'Axe des Eglises, est-elle Symbolique?

Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1905. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Slim quarto. 36pp. Printed wrappers. "Extrait des memoires de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Tome XXXVII, 2e partie." French text. A study of the deviation of the axis-line in Church architecture (known as "inclinato capite") which was long thought to be symbolic - possibly representative of the incline of Christ's head as he hung on the Cross - but which de Lasteyrie argued was actually the result of architectural miscalculations. Includes basic diagrams of floor plans of 15 churches. B/w illustrations. Wrappers discolored, slightly rubbed & creased, foxing to top-edge & some pages, else a solid near-VG copy. Item #50125

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