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Tree and Serpent Worship

James Fergusson (Author)
Synopsis The story of this book is simple, but it seems necessary it should be told in order that much, which it contains, may be appreciated at its true value, and not taken for what it does not pretend to be. When in the autumn of 1866 arrangements were being made in this country for the great Paris Exhibition, to be held in the following year, Mr. Cole suggested to me that it would afford an excellent opportunity for forwarding my designs for a dissemination of knowledge of Indian art and architecture. Having then just completed my "History of Architecture," and having consequently the requisite leisure, I fell readily into his views; and after due consideration it was arranged that I should exhibit a large collection of Photographs of Indian Architecture which I possessed, together with others to which I had access. It was felt, however, that a mere collection of Photographs, without some more prominent object to draw attention to them, would hardly answer the purpose.
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Bibliographic information

Title Tree and Serpent Worship
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8120612361
length xvi+274p., Plates; Figures.; Table; Map; Appendix; Index; 30cm.