Introduction to Indian Architecture

Architecture
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9780794600112
Publisher:
Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
ISBN:
9780794600112
Format:
Hardcover
Date Published:
03/15/2005
Illustrations:
400 full-photos; watercolors; maps and plans
Number of Pages:
144
Trim Size:
8 3/4 X 9 1/4

Take a journey through Indian architecture from the dawn of civilization to the present with this colorful, attractive survey.

The architecture of India reflects both the cultural diversity of the subcontinent and its rich political and historical inheritance. In this guide, the various strands of this rich architectural history, from the dawn of civilization to modern times, are beautifully presented in word and picture. Readers are taken on a fascinating tour of Indus Valley civilization, early Vedic traditions, Hindu, Jain, Mughal, regional, colonial and post-independence architectural styles. Themes such as water architecture and the architecture of science also figure prominently, giving many westerners their first glimpse of these styles.

The informative text, complemented by 400 photographs, watercolors, maps and plans, provide compelling evidence of India's influence on building design throughout history.

About the Author:
Bindia Thapar has worked in the field of design for several years. She is a visiting lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning in New Delhi, and has illustrated several children's' books.