The Life of a Balinese Temple: Artistry, Imagination, and History in a Peasant Village
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322pp. June 2004
The Life of a Balinese Temple: Artistry, Imagination, and History in a Peasant Village
Author: Geertz, Hildred;
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 remarkably original book, simultaneously a work of socio-political, cultural, and art history, Hildred Geertz explores transformations in Bali over time by focusing on a particular architectural object: Batuan Village Temple (Pura Desa Batuan). .
Author: Geertz, Hildred;
Hildred Geertz is professor emeritus of anthropology at Princeton University.
Read an excerpt (PDF).



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