“A book of thinking . . . through a theology of nature, the place of humanity within the natural world, and how architecture presents a unique opportunity for us to live in harmony with sacred Creation.”
This book is an effort to develop the idea of spiritual sustainability in architecture and explain how it might manifest itself in the cultural environment of the Hiberno-British Archipelago. This is not in any narrow nationalistic sense, for it transcends the closed minds of nationalists—it is the attempt to understand local human cultures in their global context.
Themes include: God and Nature, The Harmonic Manifestation of Truth in Landscape and Community, Organic Architecture: Myths for Modernity, Matter and Spirit, Symbolism Re-Grown and the Compost of Language, Wildness and Closeness in Landscape and Architecture, and Natural Materials and Architectural Representation: The Lessons of Historic Conservation.
The text is illustrated throughout with drawings and photos by the author.