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  Indian Architecture and Sculpture, Architecture of India
Indian Architecture is as ancient as the history of civilization.
Later, the Vedic period was marked by the unspecified pastoral settlements of mud, thatch, bamboo and timber in the valleys of Ganga and Saraswati.
The Indian temples were built mostly at the places which could be approached by a large number of people, like at centers of pilgrimage, near a river, lake or a man-made tank as the water was needed by the worshippers for ablutions.
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 Indian Temple Architecture
vimanam is the tower that crowns the innermost sanctum of a South Indian temple (Dravidian style of architecture).
The Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur in Tamilnadu (11th century CE) is a collossal structure with a towering vimanam, and is considered to be a masterpiece of Chola architecture.
The Hoysala temples of the earlier part of the 2nd millennium CE, display a unique architectural style, distinct from the Dravidian style that prevailed during this period in the neighboring state of Tamilnadu.
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  Ancient Indian Architecture - Crystalinks
Indian architecture is that vast tapestry of production of the Indian Subcontinent that encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, transformed by the forces of history considered unique to the sub-continent, sometimes destroying, but most of the time absorbing.
The Greek influence led the Indian architecture of the time, especially the rock-cut art, to fall under one of the two categries: the Mathura school of art which was strictly Indian in spirit and did not adopt from the Greek styles, and the Gandharva school of art which incorporated influences of the Greek art.
With the advent of Islam, the erstwhile Indian architecture was slightly adapted to allow the traditions of the new religion, but it remained strongly Indian at its heart and character.
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  Kamat Research Database - 5000 Years of Indian Architecture
In the progress of architecture from the most primitive types of human habitation of magnificent temples and palaces, we can discover the ceaseless effort of man to express his social and religious environment and his attitude towards life.
The earliest phase of Indian architecture may be seen from the remains of the ancient cities of the Indus Valley culture datable to c.
The history of Indian architecture between the Indus Valley period, which came to an end some time in the 2nd millennium B. C., and the 4th century B.C. is very meager.
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 Indian Art and Architecture - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian Art and Architecture, the art and architecture produced on the Indian subcontinent from about the 3rd millennium bc to modern times.
Architecture (building), the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures...
Architecture (computer science), a general term referring to the structure of all or part of a computer system.
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 Indian Art and Architecture Through the Ages,Ancient Architecture in India,Ancient and Modern Indian Architecture
The Mauryan architecture was embalmed in timber, for rocks and stones were not as freely in use then.
The period between 2nd century B.C. and 3rd century A.D. marked the beginning of the sculptural idiom in Indian sculpture where the elements of physical form were evolving into a more refined, realistic and expressive style.
Hence it is said, "the Gandhara artist had the hand of a Greek but the heart of an Indian." The most characteristic trait of Gandhara sculpture is the depiction of Lord Buddha in the standing or seated positions.
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Indian architecture, which has evolved through centuries, is the result of socio-economic and geographical conditions.
Indian architecture, belonging to different periods of history, bears the stamp of respective periods.
With the establishment of Hindu kingdoms in South India, the south Indian school of architecture began to flourish.
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 Ancient Indian Architecture
Yet the Indians themselves have never been very conscious of this role, their own domestic interiors being of the utmost simplicity, with hardly more than a carpet or prayer mat to offset stone floors and plain white walls.
One of the most enduring achievements of Indian civilization is undoubtedly its architecture, which extends to a great deal more than the Taj Mahal or the temple complexes of Khajuraho and Vijayanagara.
The cultural politics of Khajuraho, as indeed of Indian architecture, still remains to be written.
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 Manas: Culture, Architecture of India
Though the Indus Valley sites of Harappa, Mohenjo-daro, and Lothal provide substantial evidence of extensive town planning, the beginnings of Indian architecture are more properly to be dated to the advent of Buddhism in India, in the reign of Ashoka (c.
Buddhist architecture was predominant for several centuries, and there are few remains of Hindu temples from even late antiquity.
South Indian temple architecture takes us, over the next eight centuries, to Thanjavur (Tanjore), to the brilliant achievements of the Hoysalas (as seen in the temples at Belur and Halebid), and the temple complexes, which represent the flowering of the Vijayanagara empire, of Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, and Vellore.
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 Scaffold   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The lower level of the scaffold is devoted to Indian architecture in its various aspects, a subject that provides both the continually developing foundation for my own research in architectural history and theory, and a counterpoint to the western architecture above.
This study of mandalas is based in part on a course in the construction of the five mandalas of the Vajrakilaya tradition that I attended at Namgyal Tantric College, Dharamsala, India, in 1991, and on observation of mandala construction by various groups of Buddhist monks in India and the United States.
The upper level of the scaffold is devoted to some of the coursework of this undergraduate architecture studio from the Design of Environment Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 Indian Architecture,India Architecture,Ancient Architecture India,Indian Architectural Monuments,Architecture in India
The most unique part about Indian architecture is variedness that it carries with it, such as the rock-cut style that's beautifully blended with the cave architecture in Ajanta and Ellora.
Indian Architecture - Check out the zenith of stone architecture of India that can be seen in the graceful contours and exquisite carvings of the temples at Khajuraho, Belur, Puri and Halebid.
The south Indian style of temple architecture is very distinct from that of the rest of India.
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 Indian Architecture: Gateway of India, Mumbai
In the immediate vicinity and behind a small park is the majestic and historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which pre-dates the Gateway by twenty years.
The Indian industrialist and nationalist, Jamshetji Nusserwangji Tata,(1839-1904) laid the foundations of the hotel in 1898.
Barred from entering the exclusive Green¹s Hotel because of his Indian nationality, he decided to build a hotel that would far surpass the hotel from which he had been barred.
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 Contemporary Architecture,Contemporary Residential Architetectuer of India
Over centuries, architecture had evolved from mud to wood, from stone to rock, from brick to marble and eventually, to concrete.
Indian architects during the British period had been relegated to being assistants, and they were not involved in the actual design of monuments.
Indian architects had come to terms with the rapidly expanding need for consolidation of space, and width was compromised for height.
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Indian architecture is as old as the history of the civilization.
Rock-cut architecture took turn with the Buddhist reign and remarkable Buddhist monuments were produced in areas such as Bihar in the east and Maharashtra in the west.
Muslim architecture which can be traced to the first Turkish invasions and gradually acquires a distinct national character that distinguishes it from the architecture of Islam.
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 Indian Architecture,Indian Architecture Information,Architecture Information on India
Indian architecture has come a long, way from Mohenjodaro and Harappan era, with a unique domination of soft curves in architectural edifice.
Indian architecture is a unique representation of the efforts on the part of the unsung artisans who dedicated their lives to the creation of elemental designs and experimentation with new ideas.
Going by tradition and after tracing Indian architecture through 2000 years, the monuments reveal subtle details of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture which leap forth on the very first glance and those little carvings which create awe.
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 Architecture of India,Ancient Architecture of India,Indian Architecture Introduction,Famous Architecture of India
The main reason for this bias or act of omission is that they consider Indian architecture to be exotic and hence fail to analyze these structures properly.
The north Indian style of architecture was at display in its full splendour over a very large area - from Gujarat in the west to Orissa in the east.
The architecture spread with the pace at which the religion itself was growing, carrying its distinct style that propagated the teachings of Buddha.
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 Books on Architecture: Books on Architecture from India / South Asia
Glimpses of Architecture in Kerala : Temples and Palaces / Katakam, Ramu & Singh, Joginder - 2006 [Rs.
Architecture of India : Ancient to Modern / Mathur, Ramprakash - 2006 [Rs.
Indian Architecture: Hindu, Buddhist and Jain : Text and Photographs / Sahai, Surendra - 2006 [Rs.
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 The Hindu : Magazine / Personality : Tradition reinterpreted
He describes his first brush with architecture thus: "At the age of four, I was given a small trowel to help paint the stone floor slabs of the art school that my father ran in a Gandhian community." His father, Devi Prasad, who studied art in Shantiniketan, later taught art at Sevagram.
Prasad studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association schools of architecture.
He is unhappy that Indian architecture has moved away from the traditional.
www.hindu.com /mag/2006/08/27/stories/2006082700090500.htm   (878 words)

 Architecture in Ancient India
The Science of Architecture and Civil Construction was known in Ancient India as Sthapatya-Shastra.
The Raj-Gopurams or main roofs of such temples rise to a height of nearly 90 to 100 ft. and are fully carved with various figurines depicting gods and goddesses from the Hindu pantheon.
Indian motifs can also be traced in Gothic sculpture in the carvings in the cathedrals of Bayeux, Achen and Trier.
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 Indian Architecture Online Encyclopedia Article About Indian Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The architecture of the Indian subcontinent, which varies greatly according to time, location, and religion.
The formation of the Mughal dynasty in 1526 preceded the construction of the great Islamic monuments, such as the city of Fatehpur-Sikri (1568–75), built on a monumental scale with great attention to rich and intricate detail.
The extension of the British Empire into India led to the introduction of Western architectural forms, including the idiosyncratic classicism used by Edwin Lutyens for New Delhi (1913–31).
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 History of India: Indian Art , Architecture, Sculpture, Indian Miniatures, Folk Art, Abstract, Decorative Arts
Academic appraisals of Indian art and architecture in the Western world have often suffered from colonially inspired biases and prejudices that have either attempted to discount the secular character of Indian art, or failed to fully appreciate it's most endearing qualities.
Indian stupas and temples often incorporated sculpted images of musicians, dancers, acrobats and romantic or erotic couples in addition to depictions of a variety of deities.
However, one of the most appealing aspects of Indian art and architecture has been the widespread penetration of the folk idiom into courtly traditions that has been the outstanding hallmark of Indian art, and gives it it's highly characteristic flavor.
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 Indian Architecture
Architecture and sculpture were used together on almost all structures (Dehejia 15).
Vaastusashtra was used in many of the great ancient structures, but one of the oldest and most interesting kinds of architecture were found in the beautiful monasteries and temples of India.
Temple architecture are the Northern, or Indo-Aryan, and Southern, or Dravidan (Temple Arc.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/India/03/glasgow/glasgow.htm   (793 words)

 Indian architecture Summary
The architecture of India, from all periods in its history, presents a complex picture for the casual observer for several reasons.
Indian architecture is that vast tapestry of production of India that encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, transformed by the forces of history considered unique to the Indian subcontinent, sometimes destroying, but most of the tim...
Indian architecture: The Swaminarayan temple in Sarangpur, Madhya Pradesh.
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 Eat Healthy. Live Happy. - Introduction to Indian Architecture: Arts of Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Themes such as water architecture and the architecture of science also figure prominently, giving many westerners their first glimpse of these styles.
The architectural heritage of the Indian subcontinent spans thousands of years and layers of diverse civilizations, beginning with the Indus Valley settlements and the early Vedic traditions.
Enhanced with maps, site plans, and other visual materials, Introduction To Indian Architecture is ideal for non-specialist general readers with an interest in Indian culture and history, students of multicultural architecture, as well as an essential addition to both academic and community library Architectural History reference collections.
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 Masterpieces of Traditional Indian Architecture
For years the preserve of scholars, this is a presentation of the myriad forms, schools and styles of architecture in an informative yet reader-friendly manner focusing on aspects of Indian aesthetics, principles of engineering, history and the philosophic ideas that impart to Indian architecture its grandeur and majesty.
It is a comprehensive book that illustrates the evolution of architectural forms and their usage over the centuries.
These have created stupendous architectural marvels: from the towering minars of Islamic architecture to the exquisite cave architecture of the Buddhists, from the dazzling Dilwara Temple to the glorious Sun Temple.
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 Ancient Indian Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The technique of architecture was both a science and an art, hence it is also known as Sthapatya-kala, the word Kala means an art.
The Dome of the Mosques in Islamic Architecture is derived from the Stupa
The dome over this Mosque at Istanbul has borrowed the technique from the Indian Stupa The mosque, incidentally was built as a Church but was later converted into a mosque by the conquering Ottoman Turks.
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