The Nature of Language in the Orthodox Church Architecture, by Tudor Rebengiuc

22nd August 2006

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Tuesday 22 August 2006, 19.00 - 21.00, The Romanian Cultural Centre, 8th floor, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE; Tel. 020 7439 4052, ext 102; e-mail: Click here to see images from this event. “In places like Romania, despite massive post-communist building activity, the current practice of Orthodox Church Architecture does not measure the quality of its predecessors. As part of the liturgical arts of the Orthodox Church, the understanding of this architecture is linked with that of the icon, central to Orthodoxy. This study will not only offer an insight into the importance of iconic language but will attempt to reveal the particular nature of language as implied in the Orthodox Church tradition. [...] A hermeneutical insight into the iconic language of the Orthodox Church will enrich our horizon of orthodox liturgical arts, serving those who want to research, critique, restore, maintain, design, and build this type of architecture.” (Tudor Rebengiuc) Tudor Rebengiuc is currently studying for an MSc in Architecture at the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, School of Architecture and Interior Design, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He expects to gain his degree in August 2006. This presentation is part of the CULTURE POWER program which is initiated by the Ratiu Foundation UK. The program consists of a series of seminars focused around a presentation followed by a constructive dialogue with an invited audience. Organised by The Ratiu Foundation UK. Details on