Stones in the sand: the architecture of Rajasthan

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The artistic traditions of Orissa are among the oldest and richest in the subcontinent. Recent archaeological fieldwork has revealed several sites from the Stone Age to the Early Historic period. Apart from sculpture and rockcut caves, Orissa developed a distinguished tradition of temple architecture. The Orissan genius has also been manifest in painting, crafts, and dance, including the varied tribal cultural expressions. Despite such extraordinary achievements, no single volume provides an overview of the diverse contributions of generations of Orissan artists. As the accompanying table of contents demonstrates, this. book is wide-ranging in scope, covering all periods and many forms of art. Apart from emphasizing the past, the essays focus on present artistic activities, traditional as well as the modern.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
PALACES OF THE RAJPUT KINGS
42
TEMPLES IN A CHANGING STATE
68
WATER ARCHITECTURE IN RAJASTHAN
78
ARCHITECTURE OF A DESERT TOWN
90
A SOCIAL HISTORY
102
TRADITIONAL VALUES AND ARCHITECTURAL UNDERSTANDING
112
INDEX
122
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