The hermit's hut: architecture and asceticism in India

Ashraf, Kazi K.

₹ 1995.00

The book offers an original insight into the profound relationship between architecture and asceticism. Although architecture continually responds to ascetic compulsions, as in its frequent encounter with the question of;excess and less, it is typically considered separate from asceticism.;In contrast, this innovative book explores the rich and mutual ways in which asceticism and architecture are played out in each other'spractices. The question of asceticism is also considered-as neither a religious discourse nor a specific cultural tradition but as a perennial issue in the practice of culture.

ISBN 13: 9789381406427

ISBN 10: 9381406421

Year: 2015

Language: ENGLISH

Pages etc.: 240p., (104)b&w illus., gloss., bib., ind., 25x17cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Subject(s): Fine Arts, Buddhism

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