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Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture

Satish Grover (Author)
Synopsis Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture takes the reader through the centuries and gives a rich insight into her heritage and architecture. For years the preserve of scholars, this is a presentation of the myriad forms, schools and styles of architecture in an informative yet reader-friendly manner focusing on aspects of Indian aesthetics, principles of engineering, history and the philosophic ideas that impart to Indian architecture its grandeur and majesty. Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture is a comprehensive book that illustrates the evolution of architectural forms and their usage over the centuries. It explains how different cultures, religions and people have contributed in the making of distinctive styles. These have created stupendous architectural marvels: from the towering Minars of Islamic architecture to the exquisite cave architecture of the Buddhists, from the dazzling Dilwara Temple to the glorious Sun temple. It is a book replete with the history of Indian architecture, brilliant visuals and illuminating perspectives.
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About the author

Satish Grover

An architect, lecturer and freelance writer, he was born in 1940. He studied mathematics at the University of Delhi and architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, where he has also been teaching for almost 30 years of which he has spent 7 years as Head of the Department of Architecture. He has also edited Architecture+Design magazine for 10 years. He has won a national award for his design of the Indoor Swimming Pool for the Asian Games held at New Delhi in 1982. Grover’s Islamic Architecture in India and a story of contemporary architecture in India Building Beyond Borders are also other valuable publications.

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Bibliographic information

Title Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture
Author Satish Grover
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 8174362932
length 144p., Figures; Plates; Glossary; Bibliography; 29cm.