ISBN 9788185616957,Symmetry and Proportion in Indian Vastu and Silpa

Symmetry and Proportion in Indian Vastu and Silpa



Sharada Publishing House

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788185616957

ISBN-10 8185616957

Hard Back

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

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This book explores whether the beauty or perfection of a building or an architectural monument is just a matter of luck and individual taste or whether the builders and architects had explicit rules and canons of proportion and design. What were the doctrines or schools of thought that inspired the architects and sculptors of early centuries is still an open question.
This book tries to answer the question as to how the temple,s churches, mosques etc. play singnificant role in a a soeity and why people build structures where they congregate to perform their religious practices, totally different from the shape of their usual residential buildings.
this book attempt to explain how geometry (Indian) was employed as method for mensuration and composition before the apprerance of our present numberical decimal system in 6th century AD. a brief explanation is also presented on how in conceptual terms of most forms of artistic expression in Indian civilization were found on the same ordering principle which was conceived as the basis of laws of creation.