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The Resource The hermit's hut : architecture and asceticism in India, Kazi K. Ashraf

The hermit's hut : architecture and asceticism in India, Kazi K. Ashraf

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The hermit's hut : architecture and asceticism in India
Title
The hermit's hut
Title remainder
architecture and asceticism in India
Statement of responsibility
Kazi K. Ashraf
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hermit's Hut 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's practices. 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. The work convincingly traces the influences from early Indian asceticism to Zen Buddhism to the Japanese teahouse--the latter opening the door to modern minimalism. As the book's title suggests, the protagonist of the narrative is the nondescript hermit's hut. Relying primarily on Buddhist materials, the author provides a complex narrative that stems from this simple structure, showing how the significance of the hut resonates widely and how the question of dwelling is central to ascetic imagination. In exploring the conjunctions of architecture and asceticism, he breaks new ground by presenting ascetic practice as fundamentally an architectural project, namely the fabrication of a "last" hut. Through the conception of the last hut, he looks at the ascetic challenge of arriving at the edge of civilization and its echoes in the architectural quest for minimalism. The most vivid example comes from a well-known Buddhist text where the Buddha describes the ultimate ascetic moment, or nirvana, in cataclysmic terms using architectural metaphors: "The roof-rafters will be shattered," the Buddha declares, and the architect will "no longer build the house again." As the book compellingly shows, the physiological and spiritual transformation of the body is deeply intertwined with the art of building."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
P@U
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Ashraf, Kazi Khaleed
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Spatial habitus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asceticism
  • Buddhist architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Asceticism
  • Buddhist architecture
  • India
  • Asceticism -- Buddhism
  • Buddhist architecture -- India
  • Asceticism
  • Buddhist architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Religious
Label
The hermit's hut : architecture and asceticism in India, Kazi K. Ashraf
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover ""; ""Contents ""; ""List of Illustrations ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction: The Architecture of Asceticism ""; ""Chapter 1. Asceticism and Architecture ""; ""Chapter 2. Home in the Ascetic Imagination ""; ""Chapter 3. The Buddha's House ""; ""Chapter 4. The Two Houses: Body and Building in the Ascetic Imagination ""; ""Chapter 5. Asceticism and the Primitive Hut ""; ""Chapter 6. A Hut with Many Meanings ""; ""Chapter 7. The End of Architecture ""; ""Notes ""; ""Glossary ""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Index ""
Control code
ocn869303999
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835835
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225wrr3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869303999
Label
The hermit's hut : architecture and asceticism in India, Kazi K. Ashraf
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover ""; ""Contents ""; ""List of Illustrations ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction: The Architecture of Asceticism ""; ""Chapter 1. Asceticism and Architecture ""; ""Chapter 2. Home in the Ascetic Imagination ""; ""Chapter 3. The Buddha's House ""; ""Chapter 4. The Two Houses: Body and Building in the Ascetic Imagination ""; ""Chapter 5. Asceticism and the Primitive Hut ""; ""Chapter 6. A Hut with Many Meanings ""; ""Chapter 7. The End of Architecture ""; ""Notes ""; ""Glossary ""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Index ""
Control code
ocn869303999
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835835
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225wrr3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869303999

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