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The hermit's hut; architecture and asceticism in India.


The hermit's hut; architecture and asceticism in India.

Ashraf, Kazi K.

U. of Hawai'i Press


222 pages



Spatial habitus; making and meaning in Asia's architecture


Ashraf (architecture, U. of Hawai'i) investigates how the minimal ascetic hut became a source for an amplified architecture in ancient India and its traditions of asceticism, especially in the practices of Buddhism. He discusses asceticism and architecture, home in the ascetic imagination, the Buddha's house, the two houses of body and building in the ascetic imagination, asceticism and the primitive hut, a hut with many meanings, and the end of architecture.

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Date:Feb 1, 2014
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