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The Resource The life of a Balinese temple : artistry, imagination, and history in a peasant village, Hildred Geertz ; illustrations by Sandra Vitzthum

The life of a Balinese temple : artistry, imagination, and history in a peasant village, Hildred Geertz ; illustrations by Sandra Vitzthum

Label
The life of a Balinese temple : artistry, imagination, and history in a peasant village
Title
The life of a Balinese temple
Title remainder
artistry, imagination, and history in a peasant village
Statement of responsibility
Hildred Geertz ; illustrations by Sandra Vitzthum
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 Desa Batuan convey to those who worship there, deepening our understanding of how a village community evaluates workmanship and imagery." "Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, The Life of a Balinese Temple is a record of a complex communal achievement. Based on continued on-site study over a twenty-year period, it is a contribution to Bali studies and the anthropology of art that will also find an appreciative audience among students of religion, art historians, and those interested in material culture."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geertz, Hildred
Dewey number
306.6/94535/095986
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS632.B25
LC item number
G44 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balinese (Indonesian people)
  • Balinese (Indonesian people)
  • Temples
  • Art, Balinese
  • Architecture
  • Batuan (Indonesia)
  • Batuan (Indonesia)
Label
The life of a Balinese temple : artistry, imagination, and history in a peasant village, Hildred Geertz ; illustrations by Sandra Vitzthum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Work -- A temple and an anthropologist -- Those who carry the temple on their heads -- The purposes of Pura Désa Batuan -- II: Works -- The age of the Balinese Rajas (before 1908) -- The age of the Dutch Rajas (1908-1942) -- Forms, meanings, and pleasures -- The age of the last of the Dutch Rajas (1948-1950) -- The age of freedom (1950-1967) -- The age of the tourists (1966-1995)
Control code
ocm53814309
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780824825331
Lccn
2003025777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53814309
Label
The life of a Balinese temple : artistry, imagination, and history in a peasant village, Hildred Geertz ; illustrations by Sandra Vitzthum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Work -- A temple and an anthropologist -- Those who carry the temple on their heads -- The purposes of Pura Désa Batuan -- II: Works -- The age of the Balinese Rajas (before 1908) -- The age of the Dutch Rajas (1908-1942) -- Forms, meanings, and pleasures -- The age of the last of the Dutch Rajas (1948-1950) -- The age of freedom (1950-1967) -- The age of the tourists (1966-1995)
Control code
ocm53814309
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780824825331
Lccn
2003025777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53814309

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