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Rediscovering the Hindu temple : the sacred architecture and urbanism of India

Vinayak Bharne author. Krupail Krusche author.

2012

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  • Title:
    Rediscovering the Hindu temple : the sacred architecture and urbanism of India
  • Author: Vinayak Bharne author.
  • Krupail Krusche author.
  • Description: TABLE OF CONTENTS; MAP OF INDIA; HINDU TEMPLES CITED IN THIS STUDY; FOREWORD; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; A NOTE ON AUTHORSHIP; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 - HINDUISM AND THE HINDU TEMPLE; CHAPTER 2 - THE PLEBEIAN TEMPLE; CHAPTER 3 - CODIFYING THE HINDU TEMPLE; CHAPTER 4 - CONCEPTION OF A HINDU TEMPLE; CHAPTER 5 - THE HINDU TEMPLE AS LANGUAGE AND STYLE; CHAPTER 6 - UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES OF A CANONIZED TEMPLE; CHAPTER 7 - SYSTEMS OF MEASURE, ORDER AND PROPORTION; CHAPTER 8 - BEYOND THE OBJECT; CHAPTER 9 - RITUAL; CHAPTER 10 - CIRCUITS, CARTOGRAPHIES, AND CONTRADICTIONS
    CHAPTER 11 - EVOLVING IDENTITIESEPILOGUE; ENDNOTES; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; APPENDIX; PROPORTION STUDIES ON INDIAN PILLARS; INDIAN ARCHITECTURAL GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
    This volume examines the multifarious dimensions that constitute the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and urban built form. Eleven chapters reflect on Hindu temples from multiple standpoints - tracing their elusive evolution from wayside shrines as well as canonization into classical objects; questioning the role of treatises containing their building rules; analyzing their prescribed proportions and orders; examining their presence in, and as, larger sacred habitats and ritua...
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Format: 1 online resource (315 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4438-6734-9
  • Subjects: Hindu temples -- India; City and town life -- India; City and town life -- Religious aspects; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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