Understanding The Hindu Temple : History, Symbols and Forms

Author :  Tiziana Lorenzetti (Series Ed) Julia A. B. Hegewald

Product Details

  • Country India
  • Publisher EB-Verlag Dr. Brand, Berlin, Germany
  • ISBN9783868931648
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2015
  • Bib. Info168p. Includes Index
  • CategoriesHistory - Arts / Temple / Architecture
  • Product Weight546 gms.
  • PriceContact : info@marymartin.com
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Product Description

This book aims to explain the multiple symbolic meanings encompassed by and in the Hindu temple. Distinct chapters are dedicated to: (1) the multi-level relationship between the temple, the cosmos and the body of the primordial being; (2) the antecedents of Indian sacred monuments; (3) the basic structure of the Hindu temple and the main temple typologies; (4) the sculptural elements, both anthropomorphic and symbolic; (5) the political, economic, and social role played by the temple in Indian society. Lastly, the volume provides a useful glossary of key architectonic terms. This multi-faceted subject-matter is made accessible in the light of its recognisable affinities with Western religio-philosophical traditions. The volume, therefore, offers to the reader, particularly to students of Indian art, a useful teaching tool to understand and to interpret the development of the great sacred Hindu monuments, transforming a highly complex matter into a clear and updated treatise.

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