Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture
This book takes the reader through the centuries and gives a rich insight into India's heritage and architecture. For years the preserve of scholars, this is a presentation of the myrad forms, school and styles of architecture in an informative yet reader-friendly manner focusing on aspects of Indian aesthetics, principles of engineering, history and philosophies, replete with brilliant visuals and illuminating perspectives.
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