Title: La construction des églises dans les missions périphériques du Congo belge (1890-1960). Une pratique 'bricolée' et ambitieuse
Authors: Cleys, Bram
De Meulder, Bruno
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles
Host Document: Topographie du sacré. L'emprise religieuse sur l'espace pages:165-175
Abstract: This article investigates the architectural history of Catholic mission churches in the Belgian Congo (1890-1960) in two movements. In the first part of this article a typology of mission churches in the context of colonial Congo is suggested. In the second part, the building history of 1 church - the main church of the mission station of Mikalayi in the Apostolic Vicary of Kasai - is detailed to show the importance of 'bricolage'. It also presents the mission church as a transnational site influenced by oversees (Belgian) and local forces.
ISBN: 978-2-8004-1433-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Department of Architecture - miscellaneous

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