Hindu Temple An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms
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Description: For more than 1500 years, from the Indian subcontinent to the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, the temple has embodied and symbolized the Hindu worldview at its deepest level and inspired the greatest architectural and artistic achievements in Hindu Asia. In The Hindu Temple, considered the standard introduction to the subject, George Michell explains the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of the temple. He illustrates his points with a profusion of photographs, building plans, and drawings of architectural details, making the book a useful guide for travelers to Asia as well as an illuminating text for students of architecture, religion, and Asian civilizations. Michell's discussion of the meaning and forms of the temple in Hindu society encompasses the awe-inspiring rock-cut temples at Ellora and Elephanta, the soaring superstructures and extraordinary sexual exhibitionism of the sculptures at Khajuraho, and the colossal mortuary temple of Angkor Vat, as well as the tiny iconic shrines that many Hindus wear around their necks and the simple shrines found under trees or near ponds.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/1988
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|The Meaning of the Temple|
|The Civilization of Hinduism|
|The World of the Gods|
|The World of Man|
|The Temple as a Link between the Gods and Man|
|The Forms of the Temple|
|The Science of Building|
|The Temples of India|
|The Temples of South-East Asia|
|The Hindu Temple Today|