ISBN 9788185026527,Stones In The Sand : The Architecture Of Rajasthan

Stones In The Sand : The Architecture Of Rajasthan



Marg Publications

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9788185026527

ISBN-10 8185026521

Hard Back

Number of Pages 124 Pages
Language (English)

Designs law

This volume present the characteristic traditional architecture of Rajasthani towns and cities: the stone-build forts, palaces and havelis, temples, tanks, and kunds, from the 16th century onwards when the region developed the distinctive style of domestic and civic architecture for which it is well known. These articles, written by experts in diverse fields, illustrate how these great and beautiful structures were first conceived, constructed, and inhabited. Tourism has opened up this heritage to vast new audiences, both domestic and foreign; at the same time bringing it under increasing pressure. The volume aims to take stock of where we are in relation to both specialist and popular appreciation of the region, and address the challenges of development. The articles are linked by common themes: Vastu Vidya and architectural texts composed in Rajasthan, the Rajasthani aesthetic, issues of conversation. In spite of its place in the popular imagination, apart from books on forts and places and scattered writings on havelis, the architecture of Rajasthan has rarely been studied seriously; and this selection or articles will be of value for a general as well as academic reader.