“This body of work combines a surprising simplicity of means with an extraordinarily rich set of cultural and historical references. Throughout history, humankind has looked to the heavens for both geographical and spiritual orientation: when in doubt as to where we are going, we have always looked upward.
The Same reflex-finding ourselves by looking up-is at the heart of our experience of sacred architecture” (Davis, 11)
The VRC has cataloged 12 images of European dome interiors from Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture. These are available in the Digital Image Database for the SCAD community with a MySCAD log-in.
Mansart, François / dome by Lemercier, Jacques. (1645-1710). Val-du-Grace. Paris, France.
Agha, Mehmed. (1609-1617). Sultanamhed Mosque (Blue Mosque). Istanbul, Turkey.