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The Indian Temple
ARHA 385 FA
This seminar explores the history, forms, and meanings of the Indian temple or devalaya, the pre-eminent building type in India's architectural tradition from the sixth through the sixteenth centuries. The point of
is morphological and stylistic analysis of the buildings themselves, so as to provide a firm basis for the subsequent investigation of such topics as architecture and cosmology, architecture and Hindu ritual, and the
social, economic, and political functions of temples within medieval Indian society.
George Michell, THE HINDU TEMPLE
Dianna L. Eck, DARSAN: SEEING THE DIVINE IMAGE IN INDIA
Joanne P. Waghorne, et al., GODS OF FLESH, GODS OF STONE: THE EMBODIMENT OF DIVINITY IN INDIA
THE HINDU TEMPLE
Meister, et. al., ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE
Pramod Chandra, "A Vamana Temple at Marhia and Some Reflections on Gupta Architecture"
Burton Stein, "The Economic Function of a Medieval South
"Legitimation and Town Planning in the Feudatory States of Central Orissa"
H. von Stietencron, "Orthodox Attitudes towards Temple Service and Image Worship in Ancient India"
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two written exercises, term paper
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Permission of instructor. Students must e-mail a statement of one or two paragraphs to the instructor describing their interest. Students are asked to give their class year and major and describe their background in
any prior work in architectural art
history, studio architecture, Asian art and/or coursework in other disciplines relating to India. Statements must be e-mailed to Professor Phillip Wagoner NO LATER THAN MARCH 30, 2000. Professor Wagoner's e-mail is:
Students will be advised of their acceptance via e-mail. Permission of instructor forms will be available in the Art Department office during registration.
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