Considering Importance of Light in the Post- Byzantine Church in Central Albania
The subject of this paper is application of coloring and lighting parameters as principals in well functioning of an important religious monument from the Byzantine and post byzantine periods in central Albania. The aim of the paper is to consider how the twelve-fifteen-century constructors of the Saint Mary church close to Lushnja city and Saint Mary of Leusa in Permet optically manipulated the visual space of the naves, through the particular use of light. The paper is discussing upon the points of the orientation of the main axis of the Saint Mary church that is correlated with astronomical paths and interaction between sunlight and church space itself. We try to discuss not only the fact of light as a symbolic role, but also its environmental implications in terms of surviving and existence. The survey will serve as an important example and approach to analyze other structures and architecture examples and contributing through integrated environmental approaches in conservation and revitalization.