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Homo architectus and Deus architectus: On the Possible Name of One Miniature in Bible Moraliseé

(Original title: K pojmom homo architectus a deus architectus. O možnosti názvu jednej miniatúry z Bible Moralisée)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 8, 770-779.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper is a partial result of an iconographic research of the iconographies of an artist and an architect, motivated by the miniature The God Creator in the Bible Moraliseé manuscript. In ancient and biblical sources the authors examined the legibility of these terms in order to give evidence that deus architectus and sapiens architectus have been invented and used before the manuscript was compiled. The textual researches show, that in the term deus architectus the meanings of the words architect and architecture, indicating the whole of building practice, intertwined probably with the meanings related to the God Creator. The practice of an architect could therefore represent the act of Creation, and vice versa, the act of Creation could uplift the practice of architecture.


Architect, Architecture, Deus architectus, Sapiens architectus

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