Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India

By Vinayak Bharne, Krupali Krusche

This quantity examines the multifarious dimensions that represent the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and concrete outfitted shape. 11 chapters examine Hindu temples from a number of standpoints tracing their elusive evolution from wayside shrines in addition to canonization into classical gadgets; wondering the position of treatises containing their development principles; reading their prescribed proportions and orders; reading their presence in, and as, higher sacred habitats and ritualistic settings; and asserting their influential position within the modern Indian city. Going past stereotypical displays of Hindu temples ruled by means of chronological and stylistic issues, this examine, addressed to architects, urbanists, and developers, combines historical scholarship, documentation, own observations and fieldwork to extend the belief of the Hindu temple as a fancy and contradictory cultural entity, that's either formal and casual, huge and modest, ancient and sleek, and deserving of a miles broader and deeper figuring out.

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