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Architecture of Manasara
Manasara Series: Vol. 4
Prasanna Kumar Acharya
Bibliography : lix, 793pp., Demy 8vo.
HB ISBN (10) : 8175364122
HB ISBN (13) : 9788175364127

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About the Book:

This volume is the fourth in the Manasara series - the treatise containing knowledge and experience in Town-planning, Architecture, Sculpture etc. of ancient India. The book is the outcome of years of studious research carried out by the author to bring this vast, but almost forgotten, treasure-house within easy reach for all.<-p>

In the present volume, all aspects of Architecture of ancient India have been rendered in English with as much confirmity to the originals in Sanskrit, as possible. The remarkable attention to detail, which was the outstanding trait in the forgotten architects of the past emerges lucidly in this concise treatise, where every topic - be it the unit of measurement, choice of site, analysis of soil, strength of building material, proportion among the various components, planning of villages or towns, design and construction of single-storeyed houses or multi-storeyed mansions, furniture for use or sculpture for ornament-though presented in an encapsulated form rivers the reader`s attention by its dazzling illumination.<-p>

All those interested or engaged in the designs of buildings for different purposes like housing the Gods, people, trade, transport, machines and weapons shall find this book a source of inspiration for their activities.<-p>

Architecture of Manasara, by Prasanna Kumar Acharya


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