Thursday, January 15, 2009

Art and architecture

Sacred Structures: Artistic Renditions of Hindu Temples in Malaysia and Singapore (Hardcover)
Krishna Gopal Rampal (Editor),
Raja Thuraisingham (Publisher),
Saiful Anwar Yahya (Designer)

  • Hardcover: 219 page
  • Price RM 228.00
  • Publisher: Bluetoffee (2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9810595859
  • ISBN-13: 978-9810595852

Product Description

Sacred Structures is a fascinating guide to the world of Hindu Temples in Malaysia and Singapore, presented through the unique artistic vision of some of its leading artists. In four sections, beautifully illustrated with original paintings by ten leading artists, the book takes the reader through the various phases of Hindu Temple building from the 5-6th Century to modern times.

The book contains more than 190 original paintings (in full colour) that clearly illustrate the point that these temples are not only places of worship but magnificent works of art. These paintings are further illuminated by essays written by eminent writers on the historical development of the architecture, sculptures and renditions by these artists. A brief communication on the journey through these temples is also provided for those wishing to undertake similar sojourns.

Available mainly at: Silverfish Books Sdn Bhd, 58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 228 448 37 Email:

Free delivery (by courier) to addresses within Peninsula Malaysia. Delivery to Sabah and Sarawak will cost an additional RM20.00