The architecture of Lincoln Cathedral and the institution of justice

Hendrix, John (2013) The architecture of Lincoln Cathedral and the institution of justice. In: Architecture and justice: judicial meanings in the public realm. Ashgate studies in architecture . Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, pp. 257-266. ISBN 9781409431732, 9781409471257 (Ebook)

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The organization of Lincoln Cathedral reinforces the hierarchical organization of a just society based on Christian morality. All of the details of the architecture reinforce the intellectual comprehension of the just or the good on the part of the worshipper. The details are designed to facilitate the ascension of the mind of the visitor from the physical world to a metaphysical reality that reinforces justice.

Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of criminology, international law, philosophy and architectural history and theory, this book examines the interrelationships between architecture and justice, highlighting the provocative and curiously ambiguous juncture between the two. Illustrated by a range of disparate and diverse case studies, it draws out the formal language of justice, and extends the effects that architecture has on both the place of, and the individuals subject to, justice. With its multi-disciplinary perspective, the study serves as a platform on which to debate the relationships between the ceremonial, legalistic, administrative and penal aspects of justice, and the spaces that constitute their settings

Keywords:Architecture, Philosophy, Ethics, bmjtype
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V510 Metaphysics
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V550 Philosophy of Science
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V511 Epistemology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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ID Code:4612
Deposited On:14 Aug 2011 16:36

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