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eBook The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms ePub

by George Michell

  • ISBN: 0226532305
  • Category: Architecture
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: George Michell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (September 15, 1988)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1358 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1121 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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In The Hindu Temple, considered the standard introduction to the subject, George Michell explains the cultural .

In The Hindu Temple, considered the standard introduction to the subject, George Michell explains the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of the temple. 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.

The Hindu Temple book. 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.

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Nachna Hindu temples, also referred to as Nachana temples or Hindu temples at Nachna-Kuthara, are some of the . a b c George Michell (1977). The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms. University of Chicago Press.

Nachna Hindu temples, also referred to as Nachana temples or Hindu temples at Nachna-Kuthara, are some of the earliest surviving stone temples in central India along with those at Bhumara and Deogarh. ISBN 978-0-226-53230-1.

In The Hindu Temple, considered the standard introduction to the subject, George Michell explains the cultural .

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.

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.

An Introduction to its Meaning and Forms. Paul Elek: London, 1977. Pp. 192, 106 illustrations. School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 November 2008.

Michell, George (1998). Introduction to Balinese architecture. p. 168. ISBN 0-226-53230-5. 60. ISBN 0-7946-0071-9. I Nyoman Darma Putra and Michael Hitchcock (2005) Pura Besakih: A world heritage site contested in Indonesia and the Malay World, Volume 33, Issue 96 July 2005, pages 225 - 238. Stuart-Fox, David . 2002) Pura Besakih: temple, religion and society in Bali KITLV, Original from the University of Michigan (Digitized 5 September 2008 into Google Books).

In The Hindu Temple, considered the standard introduction to the subject, George Michell explains . of South-East Asia 9. The Hindu Temple Today Further Reading Indexes.

The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms.

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.

Comments

Dagdarad Dagdarad
This is a textbook introducing the architectural student to the Hindu temple. The author is methodical first reviewing the long standing features of the Hindu temple, which is a focal point in worship, in terms of art, architecture, and theology. The Hindu world view and the belief system has to be understood before looking at the technical and stylistic aspects of architecture, which itself is evolving. With over a hundred illustrations and drawings, the author does his best to instruct. With a publisher that specializes in illustrations, this book might have been an emotional experience, nevertheless, what we have is praiseworthy.
Yla Yla
This book is great for those who want an in depth look at Hindu philosophy and the place of temples within it. It's a bit scanty on cultural practices and rituals - that is not the book's aim. It does a wonderful job of explaining things so that a Westerner (like me) can understand. It is, however, a very heavy book. It is certainly not light bed time reading like a National Geographic would be. :)
betelgeuze betelgeuze
Michell is an extremely careful and conscientious chronicler of this difficult, dense subject. He writes unusually well - absolutely clear English - and makes his way through a wide array of topics. Invaluable to the student of the subject.