architecture, Solomon, Jerusalem, temple, synagogue, sacred, pizzi, goode, jewish, intervention
Thanks to: my Thesis Committee: Terrance Goode, Francisco Sanin, and Edward Sichta; and my parents Diane Brousseau-Pizzi and Richard J. Pizzi; and my classmates David Sochaczevski and Garrett Singer.
Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture | Biblical Studies | Historic Preservation and Conservation | Religion
This Thesis investigates the idea of Architecture in text, and the role which a text can play in making architecture. This Thesis will analyze a text and question how it can be used to reveal architectural form and meaning as well as generate program. This Thesis is about the reading, translation, and rewriting of texts. The texts are the written text, the text of the ruin, and the text of the city. The subject of textual analysis is the Bible, specifically those passages which reveal or describe the Jewish Temple. The Temple is referred to often in the Bible, as the “Tabernacle of Moses”, “The Temple”, “Solomon’s Temple” or “Herod’s Temple”, or the “Messianic Temple”. This architectural construct will be a re-presentation of Solomon’s Temple as a metaphor. The Vehicle to test this thesis is a metaphorical reproposition of the Hurva Synagogue, in Jerusalem’s Old City, as The Temple of Jerusalem, as Solomon’s Temple. This these continues the tradition of speculative repropositions and reconstructions in the history of architecture as a discipline.
Pizzi, Christopher, "Architecture in the Text: A Re-Proposition of Solomon’s Temple" (1996). Architecture Senior Theses. 544.
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