Worshiping Siva and Buddha: The Temple Art of East Java available in Hardcover
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- University of Hawaii Press, The
The author presents the major sites of these three historical periods and discusses their architecture and sculpture. The many narrative reliefs illustrating sacred and secular literature have been painstakingly identified. The reader is thus able to follow their stories and understand where, why, and how they fit into the visual program planned for each temple and their relation to historical events and the wayang theater. These descriptions are augmented by extensive site summaries. Superb color photography supports the text throughout and is a major contribution in itself.