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Paradigms of Indian Architecture : Space and Time in Representation and Design - G. H. R. Tillotson

Paradigms of Indian Architecture

Space and Time in Representation and Design

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Published: 16th October 1997
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This book explores conceptions of Indian architecture and how the historical buildings of the subcontinent have been conceived and described. Investigating the design philosophies of architects and styles of analysis by architectural historians, the book explores how systems of design and ideas about aesthetics have governed both the construction of buildings in India and their subsequent interpretation.
How did the political directives of the British colonial period shape the manner in which pioneer archaeologists wrote the histories of India's buildings? How might such accounts conflict with indigenous ones, or with historical aesthetics? How might paintings of buildings by British and Indian artists suggest different ways of understanding their subjects? In what ways must we revise our conceptions of space and time to understand the narrative art which adorns India's most ancient monuments? These are among the questions addressed by the contributors to the volume.

Introductionp. 1
Representation
The Monument Described
Past and Present: toward an aesthetics of colonialismp. 12
Tales of the Bharhut Stupa: archaeology in the colonial and nationalist imaginationsp. 26
The Depicted Place
Painting and Understanding Mughal Architecturep. 59
India's Visual Narratives: the dominance of space over timep. 80
Design
The Built Form
Form, Transformation and Meaning in Indian Temple Architecturep. 107
Gods, Patrons and Images: stone sculpture at Vijayanagarap. 136
The Inhabited Space
Spatial Organisation and Aesthetic Expression in the Traditional Architecture of Rajasthanp. 159
A Tale of Two Cities: house and town in India todayp. 176
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ISBN: 9780700710386
ISBN-10: 0700710388
Series: Collected Papers on South Asia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 16th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 17.02  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1