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George Michell (Author)
Synopsis This book is part of the Monumental Legacy series, aimed at giving a brief and accurate introduction to the World Heritage (Culture) Sites in India. The series is addressed to the general reader but is also of use to scholars interested in the history of the site. The largest and most elaborate Early Chalukya temples are found at Pattadakal in northern Karnataka. The town along with Badami and Aihole host a series of richly embellished and well-preserved temples of the sixth century. This book : 1. Is the first English language guidebook on this unique heritage spot; 2. Guides the general tourists through the maze of monuments while emphasizing the mixed architectural styles and intricate sculptures; 3. Provides succinct descriptions of each of the monuments highlighting the unique juxtaposition of the Nagara style of architecture of north India and the contrasting Dravida style of the south. Written lucidly with a useful glossary and complemented by photographs and maps, it provides useful information to the general reader, tourists, and visitors to the site.
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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 Pattadakal
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195656512
length xiv+97p., Figures; Plates; Maps; Glossary; 22cm.