Since 1967, Faith & Form has provided an interfaith forum for those working in religious arts and architecture to learn, discuss and honor work from all faiths. Betty Meyer served as Faith & Form’s editor from 1980 until 2001 and as editor emeritus until her passing in 2012; Betty believed that thoughtful dialog creates meaningful religious art and architecture. Donations to the Betty Meyer Fund assist Faith & Form, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, in fulfilling and continuing our mission to provide and exchange knowledge, insight and creativity among those who create and use religious art and architecture. Please use our online donation form to make your contribution today!
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This year’s 28 award-winning projects were selected from a larger pool of entrants than the previous year: 135 in total were submitted, which might be an indication of the award program’s growing visibility and stature. Over the past few years winning projects have not only been published in Faith & Form and here on our website, but also have been picked up by such sites as Huffington Post, Religious News Service, and ArchDaily, drawing the attention of millions. This has … [Read More...]
My strongest memory of visiting Henry Hobson Richardson’s Trinity Church in Boston is the sheer breadth of the apse in which the chancel resides amid glowing gold-colored walls.. It is a great sweep of a curve that generously yet gently arcs from one side of the sanctuary to the other—it is an architecture of embrace. The swing of this bowed apse takes you in its arms, holds you there beneath its seven arched stained-glass windows, and makes you feel welcome. The apse is like … [Read More...]
In the words of architect John Hejduk, “the fundamental issue of architecture is that does it affect the spirit or doesn’t it. If it doesn’t affect the spirit, it’s building. It if affects the spirit, it’s architecture.” I strive to make the connection between architecture and the spirit by using physical space to stem the stream of thought. To move beyond the experience of a building as an unconscious continuity caught predictably between the past and the future, and … [Read More...]