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The Design Development Of Indian Architecture
The Design Development Of Indian Architecture
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Author : Claude Batley
Publisher : John Tiranti Ltd.
ISBN# : 978-81-7305-380-1
Pages : 52
Price :INR 695
Offer Price:INR 619
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From the foreword : "The collection of measured drawings and details presented in this publication represents an endeavour to meet a need which everyone who has set out to study the elements of Indian architecture must have felt. "In the histories dealing with that subject, such as the excellent one written by Fergusson, the illustrations must need be small, while the plates contained in the various volumes published by the Archaeological Survey Department of the Government of India, in the well- known Bijapur Portfolio and in other cognate works, are found to deal each with some particular locality or style, and many of them are, if obtainable at all, beyond the means of the average student of architecture.Again, they illustrate, for the most part, only the more monumental and ornate examples in the district with which they each deal, omitting all reference to its smaller domestic architecture, from which, perhaps, the most useful inspiration may be gleaned by architects in connection with their practice in the India of-today. "Moreover, the works referred to naturally treat architecture rather from the archaeological than from the architectural, or constructional, viewpoint. "There are, certainly, several works illustrating Indian architecture by means of photographs, but, however good a photograph may be, it cannot take the place of a measured drawing for the student or architect.
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