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South Asian Archaeology and Art 2016 (In 2 Volumes)

Adam Hardy (Author) Laxshmi Rose Greaves (Author)

9789381406953, Religion, Society, Trade and Kingship. Art and Archaeology in South Asia along the Silk Road 5500 BCE-5th Century CE (South Asian Archaeology and Art 2016 Vol 1) & 9789381406960, Bridging Heaven and Earth. Art and Architecture in South Asia 3rd Century BCE-21st Century (South Asian Archaeology and Art 2016 Vol 2). These two volumes comprise a superb range of papers presented at the conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA) which took place at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, at the start of July 2016. The volumes include thirty-eight papers with a total of fifty-five authors from across the globe. Volume I encompasses ground-breaking research on the archaeology, epigraphy and iconography of the Indian subcontinent and of the neighboring countries of Central Asia, spanning a time-frame of approximately six-thousand years, bringing readers up to the fifth century CE. Beginning in the third century BCE and culminating in the twenty-first century. Volume II assembles a rich collection of papers on Buddhist, Hindu and Mughal architecture; on paintings of both a religious and secular nature; on sculpture; on heritage, and on the practice of making.

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About the author

Adam Hardy

Dr. Adam Hardy, an architect, was born in 1953, studied at Cambridge, and has since practiced and taught architecture Until recently, he was Senior Lecturer at Birmingham School of Architecture and is now Senior Tutor at the Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture in London, where he continues to explore the relevance of traditional principles to contemporary design. His passion for Indian temples has been in full flow since his first visit to India in 1981. In the intervening period, he has written and lectured widely on the subject. This book is based on his Ph.D. research on the temple of Karnataka, completed in 1991. He is currently involved in the design of a South Indian temple complex near Birmingham.

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Title South Asian Archaeology and Art 2016 (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.03.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381406977
length 602p.