Bruce Granquist,Julian Davison

Balinese Architecture Discover Indonesia

Balinese Architecture is a step-by-step guide to the intricacies of Balinese architecture.Traditional Balinese don't live in houses in the conventional sense of the word. Instead, they divide their daily activities between a number a different pavilions which are situated within a family compound that is secluded from the outside world b a high wall Although these living arrangements may seem at first to be a fairly haphazard affair, they are actually grounded in a complex metaphysical system which provides a cosmological framework for maintaining harmonious relations between man and the rest of the universe.This Balinese guide takes a detailed look at this fascinating architectural tradition with watercolor illustrations, designs and extensive commentary.
107 printed pages
Original publication



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    Violetta Zelenitskayahas quoted4 years ago
    Balinese building manual, which even prescribes the type of social background from which the builders of a particular type of structure should be recruited

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