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The Sky Face: Kirtimukha and Related Hybrid Creatures in The Architecture of Nepal, South and Southeast Asia

 
Himalayan Traditions and Culture Series
Synopsis

Contents: Foreword. Part I: Introduction.1. About the meaning and symbolism in mythic art. 2. The European legacy. 3. The lion in art and architecture. 4. Kirtimukha at sculptures, 5th to 17th centuries. 5. Kirtimukha's identity with the atmosphere - the sky face. 6. Kirtimukha's brother, the sun-bird Garuda. 7. Kirtimukha, the devouring sun, and the breath of life - an identity of contraries. Part II: Nepal. 8. Introduction. 9. Building components bearing Kirtimukhas.10. Animals and hybrid creatures in Newar architecture.11. The early phase: temples, shrines and Buddhist votive: architecture - 7th to 11th centuries. 12. Temples - 13th to 18th centuries. 13. Patan palace (Darbar) - 16th to 18th centuries. 14. Buddhist votive architecture - 17th to 19th centuries.15. Temples, palaces and domestic architecture - late 18th to 20th centuries. Part III: India.16.Kirtimukha in architecture through the ages 2nd to 14th centuries.17. Ajanta.18. Ellora.19. Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, Nachna-kuthara,, Gyaraspur, Madkheda, Khajuraho, Vijayanagar. 20. Orissa. Part IV: South-East Asia. 21. Java and Cambodia. 22. Central Java - Borobudur and Prambanan. 23. Cambodia – Angkor. 24. Myanmar – Bagan. 25. Endnotes.   

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Bibliographic information

Title The Sky Face: Kirtimukha and Related Hybrid Creatures in The Architecture of Nepal, South and Southeast Asia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.07.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Vajra Books
Language: English
isbn 9789937933094
length 489p., col & b/w plates.