ISBN 9788174362933,Masterpieces Of Traditional Indian Architecture

Masterpieces Of Traditional Indian Architecture


Satish Grover


Roli Books



Roli Books

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788174362933

ISBN-10 8174362932

Hard Back

Number of Pages 141 Pages
Language (English)

Art & design styles: Baroque

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 the myriad forms, schools and styles of architecture in an informative yet reader-friendly manner focusing on aspects of Indian aesthetics, principles of engineering, history and the philosophic ideas that impart to Indian architecture its grandeur and majesty. Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture is a comprehensive book that illustrates the evolution of architectural forms and their usage over the centuries. It 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. It is a book replete with the history of Indian architecture, brilliant visuals and illuminating perspectives. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Professor of Architecture Satish Grover is the author of three books on the history of Indian Architecture entitled, Architecture of India, Buddhist and Hindu (Vol 1), Architecture of India, Islamic (Vol 2) and Building Beyond Border, a book on contemporary achitecture in India. He was also the founder editor of Architecture plus Design, a premier architecture magazine in India. A practising architect for more than thirty years, his projects have included hotels, group housings, 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.