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The Life of a Balinese Temple

Author : Hildred Geertz
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2004-06-30
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0824825330

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The Life of a Balinese Temple by Hildred Geertz Pdf

Should a temple be seen as a work of art, its carvers as artists, its worshipers as art critics and patrons? What is a temple (and its art) to the people who make and use it? Noted anthropologist Hildred Geertz attempts to answer these and other questions in this unique look at transformations in material culture and social relations over time in a village temple in Bali. Throughout Geertz offers insightful glimpses into what the statues, structures, and designs of Pura Désa Batuan convey to those who worship there, deepening our understanding of how a village community evaluates workmanship and imagery. Following an introduction to the temple and villagers of Batuan, Geertz explores the problematics of the Western concept of "art" as a guiding framework in research. She goes on to outline the many different kinds of work—ideational as well as physical—undertaken in connection with the temple and the social institutions that enable, constrain, and motivate their creation. Finally, the "art-works" themselves are presented, set within the intricate sociocultural contexts of their making. Using the history of Batuan as the main framework for discussing each piece, Geertz looks at the carvings from the perspective of their makers, each generation occupying a different social situation. She confronts concepts such as "aesthetics," "representation," "sacredness," and "universality" and the dilemmas they create in field research and ethnographic writing. Recent temple carvings from the tumultuous and complex period that followed the expulsion of the Dutch and the increasing globalization and commercialization of Balinese society demonstrate yet again that any anthropology of art must also be historical.

Balinese Temples

Author : Julian Davison,Bruce Granquist
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2012-11-27
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462907052

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Balinese Temples by Julian Davison,Bruce Granquist Pdf

The rich religious tradition and architecture of Bali are on display in this informative guidebook. Bali is an island with literally tens of thousands of temples, a proliferation of religious architecture probably not equaled anywhere else in the world. Each temple is like a model of the universe in miniature, reflecting Balinese assumptions about the nature of the universe and man's place in relation to the gods, the ancestors, and the rest of creation. This book is intended as a general introduction to the architectural symbolism of the typical Balinese temple and the cosmological significance of its layout. The informative text is complemented by dozens of watercolor illustrations and will provide a useful guide to many of the temples that the reader is likely to visit during a stay on the island.

Balinese Architecture

Author : Julian Davison
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 124 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2014-06-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462914227

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Balinese Architecture by Julian Davison Pdf

Balinese style villas and resorts are popping up everywhere--from Ibiza to St Barts to Singapore. But what is Balinese architecture? And why is it so popular today? Traditional Balinese houses, temples and pavilions are designed to allow man to exist in harmony with the natural forces of the universe--reflecting core Balinese beliefs about man's place in relation to the cosmos, the gods, the ancestors, and the world around him. Innovative local and Western architects have been designing resorts and villas on Bali for decades, drawing their inspiration from these local traditions. In this one-of-a-kind book, author Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and construction techniques, and the intricate ornamentation used. Over 100 watercolor illustrations and photographs provide a clear picture of the island's architecture as well as an eye-opening look at a culture and a people that have captivated the world's imagination.

Island Of Bali

Author : Miguel Covarrubias
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 365 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-24
Category : History
ISBN : 9781317856849

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Island Of Bali by Miguel Covarrubias Pdf

First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Included is a wealth of information on the daily life, art, customs and religion of this magical Island of the Gods. In the author's own words it presents a bird's-eye view of Balinese life and culture. Miguel Covarrubias, the author, was a noted painter and caricaturist as well as a student of anthropology. He lived in Bali for a total of three years in the early 1930s, and today his account is as fresh and insightful as it was when it was originally published. Introducing the island with a survey of hits history, geography and social structure, Covarrubias goes on to present a captivating picture of Balinese art, music and drama. Religion, witchcraft, death and cremation are also covered. Island of Bali will appeal to anyone with interest in this unique island, from general Eat, Pray, Love readers to serious anthropologist alike. Complementing the text are 90 drawings by Covarrubias and countless others by Balinese artists. Also included are 114 half-tone photographs, and five full-color paintings by the author.

Pura Besakih

Author : D.J. Stuart-Fox
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 490 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2022-07-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9789004487567

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Pura Besakih by D.J. Stuart-Fox Pdf

Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on Bali. Located high on the slopes of the volcano Mt Agung, it has developed over more than a thousand years into a great complex of 22 separate temples, the largest and central being Pura Penataran Agung. The annual cycle of more than seventy rituals, which symbolically link the temples into a whole, culminates in the centenary ceremony called Ekadasa Rudra (last held in 1979). The temple complex, state-supported at least since the fifteenth century, has undergone a series of architectural and ritual changes. This study combines an analysis of textual and historical sources with the fieldwork methods of anthropology in creating a unified interpretation of this great temple.

Seeking the Asian Face of Jesus

Author : Chris Sugden
Publisher : OCMS
Page : 524 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1870345266

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Bridges to the Ancestors

Author : David D. Harnish
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2006-01-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 082482914X

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Bridges to the Ancestors by David D. Harnish Pdf

"Bridges to the Ancestors effectively reveals the Lingsar festival as a site of cultural struggle as Harnish explores how history, identity, and power are constructed and negotiated. He addresses the fascinating interaction between music and myth and the forces of modernity, globalization, authenticity, tourism, religion, regionalism, and nationalism in maintaining "tradition.""--Jacket.

The Illustrated London News

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 704 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1928-04
Category : London (England)
ISBN : MINN:31951001356700W

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Visible and Invisible Realms

Author : Margaret J. Wiener
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1995-04-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9780226885827

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Visible and Invisible Realms by Margaret J. Wiener Pdf

In 1908, the ruler of the Balinese realm of Klungkung and more than 100 members of his family and court were massacred when they marched deliberately into the fire of the Dutch colonial army. The question of what their action meant and its continued significance in contemporary Klungkung forms the basis of Margaret Wiener's complex anthropolological history. Wiener challenges colonial and academic claims that Klungkung had no "real" power and argues that such claims enabled colonial domination. By focusing on Balinese discourses she makes clear the choices open to Balinese, both at the time of the Dutch conquest and in its narration. At the same time, she shows how these discourses, which revolve around magical weapons acquired from invisible agents such as gods, spirits, and ancestors, offer an alternative understanding of Klungkung's power. Moving between Balinese and Dutch narratives and between past and present, Wiener critiques colonial accounts by recounting Balinese memories and interpretations. Her attention to history and local situations illuminates the ways in which colonialism and orientalist scholarship have obscured the power of indigenous rulers and shows how Klungkung, once Bali's paramount realm, was relegated to a peripheral corner of the Indonesian nation-state. Both as a fascinating story and as a rich example of interdisciplinary scholarship, this book will interest students of colonialism, anthropology, history, religion, and Southeast Asia.

Balinese Music in Context

Author : Danker Schaareman
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Bali (Indonesia)
ISBN : UCSD:31822016306573

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The Balinese

Author : John Stephen Lansing
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Arts, Balinese
ISBN : UOM:39015034024748

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The Balinese by John Stephen Lansing Pdf

This study of the complex Balinese culture examines Balinese concepts of personhood and society; the integration of art into every aspect of Balinese life; the effects of the Guen Revolution on Balinese agriculture; the ecological role of their water temples in an age-old system of inigrate rice terraces; and the ethnohistory of Bali, including both colonial and Balinese views. The book is organized around four different periods of fieldwork and includes an appendix of available films and videos on the Balinese.

Bali, Isle of Temples and Dances

Author : Indonesia. Badan Penjelenggara Partisipasi New York World's Fair, 1964-1965
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 110 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 1964
Category : Bali
ISBN : UOM:39015037633735

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Bali, Isle of Temples and Dances

Author : Indonesia. Departemen Penerangan
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 110 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 1963
Category : Bali Island (Indonesia)
ISBN : UCBK:C056855776

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Bali, Isle of Temples and Dances by Indonesia. Departemen Penerangan Pdf


Author : Heiner Gstaltmayr
Publisher : Prentice Hall Travel
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Bali Island (Indonesia)
ISBN : 067189692X

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Bali by Heiner Gstaltmayr Pdf


Author : Scott Rutherford,Brian Bell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Bali (Indonesia)
ISBN : 981234800X

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Bali by Scott Rutherford,Brian Bell Pdf

The classic series provides the complete picture through expert and informative text and remarkable photography. Each book is an inspiring background read, serves as an invaluable, on-the-spot companion and can be kept as a superb, visual souvenir of a visit.