Guest Posts

One of the signs that the Via Lucis community has grown is the number of guest writers who have added their experience, knowledge, and talent to the site. Here is an overview of those contributors and the articles they have written here. We encourage you to take the time to review these interesting and informative posts.

Jong-Soung Kimm

Jong-Soung Kimm
Jong-Soung Kimm

We are honored that Jong-Soung Kimm (architect of the extraordinary Kyongju Artsonje Museum) has written posts on churches in Spain and Germany. His passion and knowledge of medieval architecture, combined with fine photography, have contributed considerably to Via Lucis.

Biographical sketch

Monasterio Santa Maria de Vilabertran (Girona)

La Iglesia del Santo Sepulcro, Torres del Rio (Navarra)

La Iglesia del Crucifijo, Puente la Reina (Navarra)

The Abbey Church of San Salvador de Leyre (Navarra)

The Cistercian Abbey Church of Otterberg

The Cathedral Saint Peter of Worms

Saint Michael’s Church, Hildesheim

Abbey Church of St. Servatius, Quedlinburg

Benedictine Abbey Church of Maria Laach

Palatine Chapel, Aachen (Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Imperial Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mary and Saint Stephen, Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Catedral de Santa María de Urgel, Seu d’Urgell (Lleida)

Sant Vicenç de Cardona, Cardona (Barcelona)

Saint Cyriakus, Gernrode (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany)

Basilica of San Isidoro, León (Castile-León)

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia)

Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes, El Port de la Selva (Girona)

Mainzer Dom Sankt Martin, Mainz (Rhineland–Palatinate)

Dom Sankt Peter, Trier (Rhineland–Palatinate)

Sankt Maria im Kapitol, Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Sankt Georg (Reichenau-Oberzell)

Collégiale Sainte-Gertrude, Nivelles (Walloon Brabant)

Abbatiale Saint Savin, Saint Savin-sur-Gartempe (Vienne)

Monasterio de San Miguel de Escalada (Castile-León)

Santa Maria del Naranco, Oviedo (Asturias)

San Pedro de la Nave, El Campillo (Zamora)

 

Douglas Read

Douglas Read (RIAS)
Douglas Read (RIAS)

Douglas Read is a Scottish architect with a practice of restoration and conservation of buildings of historical importance. His post “Theories of Architectural Conservation” is one of the most popular on the Via Lucis site.

Biographical sketch

Theories of Architectural Conservation

 

 

Carl Siciliano

Carl Siciliano

Carl is a nationally recognized advocate for homeless LGBT youth and has been dedicated to this population since 1994. He was named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama citing the wide recognition the Ali Forney Center’s programs have received for their quality and innovation. In his youth, Carl began to serve the homeless as a member of the Catholic Worker Movement, and lived as a postulant in two Benedictine monasteries.

A Pilgrimage of Healing and Rebirth

 

Dr. Janet Marquardt

Dr. Janet Marquardt
Dr. Janet Marquardt

Dr. Marquardt is one of the authorities on the work of Angelico Surchamp and the Editions Zodiaque. Her long-awaited work Zodiaque; Making Medieval Modern, 1951–2001 (Penn State University Press 2015) has just recently been published.

Biographical sketch

Editions Zodiaque

 

Albert Pinto

Albert Pinto
Albert Pinto

Mr. Pinto’s work concentrates on an anthropological approach to the interpretation of medieval religious imagery.

Biographical sketch

Grandeur and Misery

Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Toulongergues

 

Salvador Penaloza

Salvador Penaloza
Salvador Penaloza

Mr. Penaloza is a photographer from Mexico who documents many of the historic churches of his native country.Churches in Mexico

 

 

 

Dr. Sara Lutan-Hassner

Sara Lutan-Hassner
Sara Lutan-Hassner

Dr. Lutan-Hassner is a lecturer in Art History at Tel Aviv University and a specialist in medieval art history

Biographical sketch

Collégiale de Candes-Saint-Martin

 

 

 

Andreï Gheorghe Vlad

Andreï Gheorghe Vlad
Andreï Gheorghe Vlad

Andreï Vlad comes from Roumania where he trained as an architect. He lives and works today in the former monastic buildings of the Prieuré Sainte-Gemme in the Charente-Maritime region of France. He is dedicated to the restoration of the site and to understanding the history of this superb medieval monument.

Biographical sketch

“Relevé et Restitutions” – Prieuré Sainte-Gemme – French
“Understanding and Reconstruction” – Prieuré Sainte-Gemme – English

Nathan Mizrachi

Nathan Mizrachi
Nathan Mizrachi

Nathan is a fellow blogger, lover of medieval art and architecture, and a traveller of extraordinary dimension.“Go Home Stonehenge, You’re Drunk: Why Salisbury Cathedral Merits Your Attention Instead

 

4 thoughts on “Guest Posts

  1. I do not know where to post this… but soon or later PJ and Dennis you will need to associate with someone French and have a real French version of your site (not a Google Translation which doesn’t work)… Surely you would have a crowd of French people interested in your work (not mentioning other Europeans)… I am a fan and I can barely write English…

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