What is your favorite form of Church Architecture?
#11
No,but we just covered St. Chapelle in my Gothic Art class and the professor that's all from the 18th or 19th century. She said it probably wasn't that vibrant.
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#12
Baroque!
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#13
Baroque and Gothic.

Rococo is like sitting gazing at a big wedding cake....it doesn't inspire anything but daydreaming for me....

 
That Cheadle is something else...I'd never seen it before.
 
Check out the sedilia ( seating arrangements on the altar)...and the entire floor is done in encaustics.... JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!
 
Thanks, HK!
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#14
Baroque and Rococco. I also like nice simple English countryside parishes, their usualy anglican though. Most look nicer than modern Catholic Churches though.
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#15
The_Harlequin_King Wrote:Cheadle. 'Nuff said.

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This looks very Anglo-Catholic, they have class.
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#16
http://www.stnicholascroatian.com/Murals_4.html

see the "interesting architechture" of St. Nicholas' Croatian Catholic Church in Pittsburgh.

I prefer and love any of the Roman, Sicilian, or Spanish Baroque and possibly Churrigueresque, Spanish and Polish Baroque variations; and I love most especially Maltese Baroque: thanks to the photographs of such beautiful Churches in Malta provided by our dear Maltese Fisheater (Thanks!) :)

I heavily dislike French Baroque, Rocco, and absolutely despise Modern/Post-Modernist Architechture.:(
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#17
loggats Wrote:Gothic because of the cool splendor that aspires to heaven. And makes the chant sound better too.
http://www.andrewcusack.com/romwes16.jpg
That's St. Francis de Sales' Oratory, the ICRSS Oratory here in St. Louis. It's a magnificant Church, for sure! Here's a higher-quality picture and a wide-shot of the main Altar + two of the side Altars. (From aeternus)

Myself, I'm fond of Gothic, specifically German Gothic, because my home parish (#2) is in that style.  I find most any of the Church styles to be beautiful, however.

In Christo Rege et Maria Regina,
    ~Steven
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#18
I love Gothic and Romanesque.
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#19
Although, I'd support Harlequin King's "Cheadle"
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#20
Steven Wrote:
loggats Wrote:Gothic because of the cool splendor that aspires to heaven. And makes the chant sound better too.
http://www.andrewcusack.com/romwes16.jpg
That's St. Francis de Sales' Oratory, the ICRSS Oratory here in St. Louis. It's a magnificant Church, for sure! Here's a higher-quality picture and a wide-shot of the main Altar + two of the side Altars. (From aeternus)

Myself, I'm fond of Gothic, specifically German Gothic, because my home parish (#2) is in that style.  I find most any of the Church styles to be beautiful, however.

In Christo Rege et Maria Regina,
    ~Steven
Steven does the inside of your home parish still look like this or has it been wreckovated? It sure was/is beautiful.
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