Open lecture: Unfamiliar Familiar Spaces of Early Modern Devotion

Early Modern devotion requires personal commitment. Across confessions believers engage in individual devotional programmes that supplement the official liturgy and add other devotional sites to the sacred space of the church.

Domestic chapels stage the cult within the home, chambers and gardens offer seclusion fit for prayer or saintly reading. Altars, images and furnishings as well as particular gestures, practices and mindsets set such rooms apart from the rest of home, adding a tinge of the holy to familiar spaces. 

The lecture is part of the ‘Strangely Familiar’ lecture series arranged by MA Spatial Design, Institute of Architecture and Design. 

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Joos van Cleve: The Annunciation, c. 1525, the Metropolitan Museum of Art