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Naqsh: The Art of Wood Carving in Traditional Houses of Gujarat

Authors (s): Jay Thakkar (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 8175252855
Pages: x+224p., Maps; Tables; Plates; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; 25cm.
Pub. date: 01.01.2004, 1st ed.
Publisher: Research Cell
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB22831
List price: US $ 120,00
Bagchee price: US $ 108,00
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 97,20 info

Overview for Naqsh: The Art of Wood Carving in Traditional Houses of Gujarat

Through Naqsh, the author explores and documents exhaustively in detail the art of wood carving of traditional architecture of Gujarat. Traversing from the history of wood carving of India, the book investigates thoroughly the tools and techniques applied by the craftsmen working within the trade guilds. The main section comprises of the ornamentations (symbols, motifs and patterns) witnessed on the traditional wooden houses, which are categorized and analyzed in terms of its aesthetics, its occurrence in time and its physical and symbolic relation to the house. The author then establishes its links and connections to the examples found in other cultures and explains the dissemination of this art.

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  • fabulous work

    (More than year ago) By, john hank

    It is one of the most exhaustive work i have ever seen till now on the wooden traditional houses of Gujarat. I had the chance to meet the author when in india. A single handed work is highly appreciative. It deals in thorough detail about the wood and the forms achieved by the means of carving in the traditional built forms. The drawings are marvellous and done with meticulous details.

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