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The Vijayanagara Courtly Style: Incorporation and Synthesis in the Royal Architecture of Southern India 15th-17th Centuries

 
George Michell (Author)
Synopsis The architecture of the courtly monuments at Vijayanagara and at the later capitals of the Vijayanagara kings at Penukonda and Chandragiri is a distinctive blend of indigenous southern Indian features and imported Islamic styled elements derived from the Bahmani traditions of the Deccan. This volume sets out to provide the Vijayanagara period courtly monuments with a complete description, and a full set of photographs accompanies the text.
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About the author

George Michell

George Michell obtained his PhD in the field of early western Chalukya temple architecture from the School of Oriental African Studies, University of London, in 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he directed courses on Asian architecture at the Architectural Association, London, and was the co-editor of Art and Archaeology Research Papers from 1972 to 1982. Since the 1980s, he has co-directed an international team of scholars and students at Vijayanagara, the medieval Hindu site in Karnataka. George Michell has also lectured at universities and museums throughout the USA, Europe, India and Australia. Among his many Publications are The Royal Palaces of India, Islamic Heritage of the Deccan, Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning and Hindu Art and Architecture.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Vijayanagara Courtly Style: Incorporation and Synthesis in the Royal Architecture of Southern India 15th-17th Centuries
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8185425299, 9788185425290
length viii+198p., Illustrations; 29cm.
Subjects History