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The Sky Face Kirtimukha and related hybrid creatures in the architecture of Nepal, South and Southeast Asia

Language: English


Weight:2050 g
Published: July 01, 2019

About the Book

Introduction to Part I 17 Discussion of the Symbolism and Meaning in Mythic Art 20 The 25-year Legacy of Europe The Lion in Architecture and Art 52 5th to 17th-century sculptures at Kirtimukha 59 The Sky Face is Kirtimukha's connection to the atmosphere. 63 Brother of Kirtimukha, the Sun-Bird Garuda 71 The identity of Contraries is Kirtimukha, the Devouring Sun and the Breath of Life. Phase II Nepal Introduction: Kirtimukhas 83 Building Components: 97 The Architecture of the Newars: Animals and Hybrid Creatures 111 The initial stage: Architecture of Buddhist Votives, Temples, and Shrines from the 7th to the 11th Centuries 13th through 18th-century temples Buddhist Votive Architecture from the 17th to the 19th Centuries 279 Patan Palace (Darbar) from the 16th to the 18th Centuries 305 Part III of Temples, Palaces, and Domestic Architecture in India: Late 18th to 20th Centuries 323 The Use of Kirtimukha in Architecture from the Second to the Fourteenth Centuries 327 Ellora 348 Ajanta 342 Gyaraspur, Madkheda, Khajuraho, Pattadakal, Aihole, Nachna-kuthara, and Vijayanagar 369 Orissa Section IV Asia, South-East 387 Cambodia and Java 389 Central Java: Prambanan and Borobudur 435 Angkor 479 in Cambodia Bagan, Myanmar