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By Julian Davison

Balinese sort villas and inns are stoning up everywhere—from Ibiza to St Barts to Singapore. yet what's Balinese structure? And why is it so well known today?

Traditional Balinese homes, temples and pavilions are designed to permit guy to exist in concord with the average forces of the universe—reflecting center Balinese ideals approximately man's position in terms of the cosmos, the gods, the ancestors, and the realm round him. leading edge neighborhood and Western architects were designing lodges and villas on Bali for many years, drawing their idea from those neighborhood traditions.

In this exceptional publication, writer Julian Davison offers a finished consultant to Balinese architectural types, the Balinese trust method, the rituals linked to construction, the fabrics and development strategies, and the tricky ornamentation used. Over a hundred watercolor illustrations and pictures offer a transparent photograph of the island's structure in addition to an eye-opening examine a tradition and a people who have captivated the world's mind's eye.

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The lying­ Those who have led a less than meritorious little to the east of the port of in-state period may last for months, even years. life must face divine retribution in the next. ) After a day has subterranean world been set, vast quantities of valuable ritual ob­ malevolent spirits, and it is to this frightful (bhur) of demons and Singaraja. Traces of the Dutch occupation of Bali can be seen in the relief carvings of the pura dalem, though it is the shrieking· ly vivid sculptures of Rangda that jects and offerings are specially created to place that the souls of the wicked are con­ form the dominant imagery of accompany the burning corpse, which has been signed after their demise.

The temple is maintained by the irrigation societies of surrounding rice and the husband of the regions. People come to the temple to pay homage to the goddess of the lake, to seek rulings about goddess Dewi Sri, Wisnu is water distribution from the high priest, to appease the forces of crop pestilence, and to honor a pantheon of gods and ancestors. also responsible for regulating the flow of terrestrial waters, Below right: The two compounds on islets a few meters from the shore. The single shrine of 11 roofs is hence his association with dedicated to Wisnu in his manifestation as the lake goddess, Dewi Danu, who protects all living creatures.

39 This gate at a temple in Ubud is a classic example of brick architec­ ture with paras ornamentation. A Bhoma head with a full set of upper jaw teeth and long fingers is placed immediately above the door. On the tiers above are Sai effigies-lion-like befanged faces. 40 A Typology of Temples There are two main categories of temple in Bali: sanggah, private or house temples, which may comprise a simple enclosure with only one or two tiny shrines to the family's deified ancestors, and pura, temples in the public domain, generally located on public land.

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