ARCHITECTURAL ACTIONS on the Religious Heritage after Vatican II

è  disponibile il libro ‘Architectural Actions on the Religious Heritage after Vatican II’ (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021), che include una selezione degli articoli e delle comunicazioni presentate al VI Congresso Internazionale di Architettura Religiosa Contemporanea, tenutosi a Porto (2019).
I suoi autori sono Bert Daelemans sj, Fernando López-Arias, Bárbara Fiorini, Erzsébet Urbán, Zorana Sokol-Gojnik, Igor Gojnik & Marija Baniæ, João Alves da Cunha, Tobias Bonk Machado, Ursula De Jong e Flavia Marcello, Carla Zito, Lorenzo , Zorán Vukoszávlyev, Walter Zahner, Francesca Leto, João Luís Marques, Nikolaas Vande Keere, Bie Plevoets & Samuel Goyvaerts e Andrea Longhi.
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About author

Esteban Fernández-Cobián (1969). PhD architect, since 1999 he works at the Architecture School of the University of A Coruña (Spain). He is a member of the Scientific Committee of a number of academic publications, and since 2007, he organizes the International Conferences on Contemporary Religious Architecture and publishes the academic online journal AARC. His publications include monographs as “Fray Coello de Portugal, dominico y arquitecto” (2001) and “El espacio sagrado en la arquitectura española contemporánea” (2005), derived from his PhD thesis (CSIC Award 2001), two collections of articles on contemporary religious architecture, and the volume “Arquitectura religiosa del siglo XXI en España” (2020).

In the mid sixties, a process of renewal of the Catholic churches began, which sought to respond to the liturgical modifications implemented during the Vatican II (1962-1965). Fifty years later, this process continues to be problematic in buildings with a high heritage or historical value.
The renovation of the places of worship has hardly been treated by the scientific literature, despite its enormous importance for the old buildings. The evolution of the general post-conciliar liturgical norms incorporated additional factors of uncertainty.
In different countries there were authorized voices that fostered paradigmatic experiences, created study commissions, published reference manuals or criticized excesses. In many cases, their contribution to the debate has not been sufficiently disclosed.
From an operational point of view, it is stimulating to revisit the most relevant architectures at the international level, those high-impact works that were generated thanks to an open and serene dialogue between principals, architects, users, artists and patrimonial leaders. Thus, it is essential to know the criteria that has supported interventions, whether legal (both ecclesiastical or civil), architectural, artistic, liturgical or pastoral. In this sense, what references could be used at a time like ours? How to reform what has already been reformed?
The aim of this book is to shed some light on these questions

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