Masterpieces Of Traditional Indian Architecture

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Masterpieces Of Traditional Indian Architecture
Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture takes the reader through the centuries and gives a rich insight into India's heritage and architecture. For years the preserve of scholars, this is a presentation of myriad forms, schools and styles of architecture in an informative yet reader-friendly manner, focusing on aspects of Indian aesthetics, principles of engineering, the history and the philosophic idea that impart to Indian architecture its grandeur and majesty. It is a comprehensive book that illustrates the evolution of architectural forms and their usage over centuries. The book explains how different cultures, religions and people have contributed in the making of distinctive styles. These have created stupendous architectural marvels: from the towering minars of Islamic architecture to the exquisite cave architecture of the Buddhists; from the dazzling Dilwara Temple to the glorious Sun Temple. Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture is replete with the history of Indian architecture, brilliant visuals and illuminating perspectives.
About the Author
The late Satish Grover was a professor of architecture and the author of three books titled Architecture of India, Buddhist and Hindu (Vol. 1), Architecture of India, Islamic (Vol. 2) and Building Beyond Borders, a book on contemporary architecure in India. He was also the founder editor of Architecture + Design, a premier architecture magazine in India. A practising architect for more than thirty years, his projects included hotels, group housing, the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and a Buddhist temple in Thailand. The swimming pool he designed for the 1982 Asian Games held in India won him the prestigious National Prize. Satish Grover passed away in September 2005 and is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
TitleMasterpieces Of Traditional Indian Architecture
Author NameSatish Grover
PublisherRoli Books Pvt. Ltd.
Publication Year2008
Total No. of Pages144
Weight0.95 KGS
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