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 Monuments: A Vision of Harmony  A.P. Singh Monuments: A Vision of Harmony   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The present books dealing with the monuments a comprehensive and cogent narration of the history and development, defensive architecture planning execution etc. The book is divided into several chapters dealing with the geography and topography of the region viz; North and Central India, East and West India, historical background, a brief history of art and architecture of monuments in India in general and centre. Table of Contents: Geographical expanse Ancient routes The... 
 Symbolism of the Stupa  Adrian Snodgrass Symbolism of the Stupa   $62.49  $46.87  Buy Now 
In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes "The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throghout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no usablehas a basic simplicity. In this state of the art` studt Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The mounment concretizes metaphyswical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with... 
 The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)  Adrian Snodgrass The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)   $150.49  $112.87  Buy Now 
The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Singon Buddhism surveys and re-interprets the vast work of traditional and modern Japanese scholarship on the twin Mandalas. Adrian Snodgrass of the University of Sydney (Australia) has spent several years of detail the iconography of each and every deity of these two Mandalas as well as to bring out their traditional symbolism that reflects the Tantric thought in its earliest phases. Tantrism or Mantrayana reached China and Japan earlier than it did in... 
 Temple Architecture of Eastern India  Ajay Khare Temple Architecture of Eastern India   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
This book is a systematic overview of the temple architecture built in eastern India between the ninth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning eight hundred years, it defines the tradition of Temple Architecture of eastern India and examines the traits of continuity and of disruption in the tradition. In the absence of many extant examples of temples in the region during this whole period, the study uses the architectural fragments and votive shrines housed in various archives and museums of the... 
 A Survey of Buddhist Temples and Monasteries  Akhtar Malik A Survey of Buddhist Temples and Monasteries   $192.49  $144.37  Buy Now 
A history of Buddhist Architecture is a task for the future; may we some day have the pleasure of welcoming a systematic treatise upon the subject. Nothing guarantees us that in its beginnings the Architecture shall be found on a level with the doctrine, or that it shall follow a parallel course, or again that it shall develop with a proportional rapidity. The foundation of Buddhism in our sub-continent is an historic phenomenon. Based on truth, purity of life, non-possession and... 
 Kailasanatha Temple  Arputharani Sengupta Kailasanatha Temple   $189.49  $142.12  Buy Now 
The new cultural study looks at intersection of Hellenistic and Egyptian-Lycian art forms in the religious sphere of dynastic India that was ushered by Buddhist Cult during the early Christian era. While specifying uniqueness of Indian culture it looks for external parallels and attempts to define the archaeological and cultural affiliation observed in terms of history of art forms in their cultural context. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds... 
 Traditional Architectural Forms of Malabar Coas  Ashalatha Thampuran Traditional Architectural Forms of Malabar Coas   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
A research thesis based on extensive field work, literature study and interviews with practitioners. 
 Ancient Indian Metallurgy  Ashoka K. Mishra Ancient Indian Metallurgy   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
Metallurgy is an interdisciplinary subject consisting of geology, mining physics, chemistry and other applied offshoots of science. Currently its technological advancement is theory based application while contrary to it in ancient times it was empirical one (based on experiments and observations). This empirical based metallurgical advancement of ancient India was in no way inferior to the theory based advancement modern times. The core of this book is to explain limpidly the theoretical... 
 Handbook of Vastu  B. Niranjan Babu Handbook of Vastu   $11.49  $8.62   
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 Vastu Science for 21st Century  B.B. Puri Vastu Science for 21st Century   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
Vastu Shastra is not merely an art but a definite science in itself. This book has made an excellent effort to establish this fact. The book attempts to highlight the principles of Vastu science and its application in designing of built enviroment to enhance the quality of life. This science is still relevant and effective in the modern life changing styles of Architecture with universal application of its principles. The author has tried to justify that Vastu principles are much in need in the... 
 Expressions in Indian Art: Essays in Memory of Shri M.C. Joshi (In 2 Volumes)  B.R. Mani (ed.) Expressions in Indian Art: Essays in Memory of Shri M.C. Joshi (In 2 Volumes)   $352.99  $264.74  Buy Now 
Expressions in Indian Art contains essays on art and architecture. Seventy-five articles in the volume cover various aspects of Indian art and architecture through the ages. Famous centers of art and architecture dealt with are Mohenjo-dara, Harappa, Chanhu-dara, Kalibangan, Dholavira, Banavali, Lothal, Amravati, Sanchi, Sanghol, Mathura, Sarnath, Deogarh, Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri, Mahasthan, Bangarh, Khajuraho, Bhubneswar, Kanchipuram, Badami, Ajanta, Udaipur, Sirpur, Modhera, Ramgarh,... 
 An Engineering Commentary on Manusyalayacandrika  Balagopal T.S. Prabhu An Engineering Commentary on Manusyalayacandrika   $35.49  $26.62   
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The book is an English translation and critical commentary of the Manusyalayacandrika, one of the most popular works on Vastuvidya pertaining to residential architecture. The work adopted as a standard one among theorists and craftsmen deals with planning, designing and construction of houses as well as ancillary structures. It studies the text in comparison with similar contexts in other treatises on vastuvidya like Brhatsamhita, Manasara and Mayamata. The authors focus on the technical... 
 Recent Researches in Indian Art and Iconography  Bhagwant Sahai (Ed.) Recent Researches in Indian Art and Iconography   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
This collection of fifty-one articles brings to light the recent trends in the study of sculptural art, iconography and architecture and focuses on the different aspects of Indian Art. These papers are contributed by the eminent scholars expert in their fields from different parts of India and presented in honour of in honour of  Dr. C.P. Sinha, former Director of the prestigious K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute, Patna. The papers, written in wide and expressive style are supported with... 
 Bhartiya Vaastu Vidya Ke Vaigyanic Aadhar  Bihari Lal Sharma Bhartiya Vaastu Vidya Ke Vaigyanic Aadhar   $23.49  $17.62  Buy Now 
 
 Buddhist Centres of Orissa  Bimal Bandyopadhyay Buddhist Centres of Orissa   $84.22  $63.17  Buy Now 
Orissa has been the Cinderella of Indian archaeological exploration. For historical reasons the decision makers deterred the spade of the archaeologists. Nonetheless, the occasional foray into the field threw a flood of light on the hitherto hidden historical, religious and artistic traditions of the state. The excavation conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India from 1997 to 2000 at Udayagiri was epoch-making. It unearthed a grand monastery with magnificent shrines and unique... 
 Religious Art & Architecture of North East India  Braja Kishor Padhi Religious Art & Architecture of North East India   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
Religious Art & Architecture of North East India by The book deals with the religion, art, architecture of various religious places belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Saivism, Shaktism, etc., Churches, Mosques. It contains seven chapters. The Chapter first analysises a short note on the southern zone interlinked with history of art and architecture of Orissa. The Chapter II is devoted to religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments... 
 Chroonological Idenitity in Indian Art  Brija Kishor Paddhi Chroonological Idenitity in Indian Art   $189.49  $142.12  Buy Now 
The book deals with the various religious places of Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, etc., and Kabyas of Upendra Bhanja relating to the religion, culture, art and architecture. The book will be useful to these interesting subjects ancient history, geography, religion, Jainism, Buddhism, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, Archaeology, architecture, Epigraphy, linguistics, literature, Philosophy, history, etc. for the benefit of Scholars, students and general... 
 The A to Z of Hinduism  Bruce M. Sullivan The A to Z of Hinduism   $17.99  $13.49  Buy Now 
The A-to-Z of Hinduism is a unique, quick-reference book on what is probably the world's oldest major religion. The reach of this book is as wide as that of Hinduism it, covering in alphabetically arranged entries: The historical evolution of Hinduism; Cultural practices and popular beliefs Philosophical ideas and religious thought Mythology and rituals Important religious figures and events Major Hindu scriptures and concepts Pilgrimage sites and sacred places Hindu art, literature... 
 Mayamata: An Indian Treatise on Housing Architecture and Iconography  Bruno Dagens Mayamata: An Indian Treatise on Housing Architecture and Iconography   $122.99  $92.24   
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The MAYAMATA is a Vastusastra, that is to say a 'treatise on dwelling' and, as such,  it deals with all the facets of gods' and men's dwellings, from the choice of a site to the iconography of temple walls. It contains numerous and precise descriptions of villages and towns as well as of temples, houses, mansions and palaces. It gives indications for the selection of a proper orientation, of right dimentions and of appropriate building materials. It intends to be a manual for... 
 Mayamatam: Treatise of Housing Architecture and Iconography (2 Volumes)  Bruno Dagens, Ed. & Tr. Mayamatam: Treatise of Housing Architecture and Iconography (2 Volumes)   $179.99  $134.99  Buy Now 
The Mayamata is a Vastusastra, i.e. a treatise on dwelling, and as such it deals with all the facets of gods' and men's dwellings, from the choice of the site to the iconography of the temple walls. It contains numerous and precise descriptions of villages and towns as well as of the temples, houses, mansions and palaces. It gives indications for the selection of a proper orientation, right dimensions, and of appropriate materials. It intends to be a manual for the architect and a guidebook for... 
 Kumbhalgarh: The Pride of Maharanas of Mewar  C. Dorje Kumbhalgarh: The Pride of Maharanas of Mewar   $115.49  $86.62  Buy Now 
Kumbhalgarh has played an important role in the history of Mewar, particularly from the time of Maharana Kumbha to Maharana Pratap. It is located at a distance of 80 km north-west of Udaipur and about 48 km to the west of Rajsamand in Rajasthan. Due to the strategic location of the Fort, Maharana Pratap continued to retain his second capital here at Kumbhalgarh. In this monograph, an attempt has been made to highlight the historical background of the Mewar State and Kumbhalgarh, its... 
 Indian Sculpture: Towards the Rebirth of Aesthetics  Carmel Berkson Indian Sculpture: Towards the Rebirth of Aesthetics   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
The author wonders why so many Indian studio sculptors today choose to follow their contemporaries in the west, since the vision of these peers is the exclusive product of the western historical past which bears little relevance to the complex world that is India. She expresses the hope that dormant cultural dynamics can be reawakened after depth encounters with the great sculpture of India. Hopefully this will result in revitalized native art forms. Diagrams, photographs and texts clarify... 
 Splendour of Fatehpur Sikari  Chob Singh Verma Splendour of Fatehpur Sikari   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
Fatehpur Sikri-the red sand stone city built by Akbar is today one of the most important archaeological sites in India and exhibits an important phase of Mughal history. Here a galaxy of talented men lent luster to a brilliant Court. A visit to this historic city evokes this memorable epoch, when the dream of India-“equal respect for all religions” was realized again after centuries of conflict. This treatise - “Splendour of Fatehpur Sikri” traces the history of the town and planning and design... 
 Arts and Crafts of Indus Civilization  Choodamani Nandagopal Arts and Crafts of Indus Civilization   $115.49  $86.62  Buy Now 
The self-conscious Indus people produced something distinct in every field of activity, including art and craft. The Harappans introduced the ceramic wares, metal and lithic tools and regulated trade. The Indus phase of art stands for the originality of form and content which was treated with metaphysical approaches and canonized in the later phases of Indian art history. On the basis of physical features, the territorial extent of the Indus Empire can be divided into four provinces, namely... 
 Vastu-Sastra (2 Vols.)  D.N. Shukla Vastu-Sastra (2 Vols.)   $179.50  $134.63  Buy Now 
Contents: Vol. I: Hindu Science of Architecture : Engineering, Town Planning, Civil Architecture, Palace Architecture, Temple Architecture and an Anthology of Vastu-laksanas: Part I: The fundamental canons: Introductory The scope and subject matter of architecture The architect and architecture An outline history of Hindu architecture-both as science and art Study of Hindu science of architecture (A study of representative or principal texts) Fundamental canons of Hindu architecture. ... 
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