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Religion, Architecture and Visual Culture

Series Editors: Ayla Lepine and Victoria Young

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Exploring religious practices and sacred traditions can lead to new ways of interpreting identities, the exchange of ideas and objects and systems of power, politics and patronage. This series addresses a growing need for publications that focus on new methodologies in relation to theology and art history. Titles will engage directly with a range of traditions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Visual culture and architecture will be discussed alongside religious traditions to assess cultural beliefs, social relations and creative practices in global contexts.

The series will be of value to those studying art and architectural history, heritage and conservation, gender and sexuality.

Ayla Lepine is a lecturer in art history at the University of Essex. She has held an Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Courtauld Institute of Art and was a 2012–13 Fellow at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. Her research focuses on religion and the arts in Britain and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has written and lectured widely on Victorian visual culture, the Gothic Revival and contemporary architectural theory, and has published in BRANCH, the Architectural Review and the Burlington Magazine. A collection co-edited with Laura Cleaver, Gothic Legacies, was published in 2012.

Victoria Young is a professor of modern architectural history and chair of the Department of Art History at the University of St Thomas, Minnesota. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture, with special interests in mid-twentieth-century sacred space, the work of Frank Gehry, and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans by Voorsanger Architects (2004–). Recent and forthcoming publications include Saint John's Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space (forthcoming October 2014) and ‘The House as Art’, Exhibit for Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House Museum at St. Thomas (2011).

We invite submissions from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author's biography and an anticipated submission date.

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