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Orissan Temple Architecture (Vastusatra)

N K Bose (Author)
Synopsis The book aims at studying the architectural aspect of the Orissan temples. It gives a clear idea of the silpa shastra in general and Bhuvanapradipa, late medieval silpa-shastra text in particular, as important sources for the study of Orissan architecture. The author has arranged the material according to specific topics such as classification of soils upon which the temple is to be built, auspicious ceremonies and classification of temple types and their constituent parts. The text's analysis of system's proportion of various temples types is also presented in an admirable manner. An introduction to the book surveys the development of temple architecture in Orissa to enable the students, scholars and other readers to understand the characteristic features of the art.
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About the author

N K Bose

Prof. N.K. Bose was a well known distinguished scholar and art writer. He had made immense and lasting contribution in the field of Orissan temple architecture. He explored the original texts of the Orissan architecture which guide in planning and execution of temples.

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Title Orissan Temple Architecture (Vastusatra)
Author N K Bose
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186050671
length xxii+164p., Tables; Figures; Plates; Appendix; Index; 25cm