Abhinav Publications. 1981. 118 pages of text. 300 illustrations and large scale drawings of plans and sections of five most typical stepwells. A thorough monograph of the characteristic features, history, evolution, typology, style and iconography of the stepwells of Gujarat, a unique form of underground water architecture that survives in this region from the 7th century onwards.
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Book Description Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. (New Delhi): Abhinav Publications, (1981). First Edition (stated) Signed. 11 x 8.75 inches. xvi,118pp, Footnotes, Legend to Illustrations. With more than 300 illustrations and large-scale drawings of plans and sections of five most typical stepwells. Full magenta, spine letters white. Near fine, boards slightly bowed. Dj lightly worn at edges. From dj: "thorough scrutiny of the characteristics, features, history, evolution, typology, style and iconography of stepwells of Gujarat, a unique form of underground water-architecture which survives in this region from the 7th century onwards." With TLS from the author to Professor Embree, and on the half-title a signed presentation from the author to Professor A[inslie] T. Embree (1921-2017), an American Indologist, historian, and cultural ambassador, a leading scholar of modern Indian history, instrumental in introducing South Asian studies in US college and secondary curricula; he made significant contributions to peace efforts between India and Pakistan as a member of the Kashmir Study Group and the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a consultant to the US diplomatic and intelligence communities (Wikipedia). ISBN 039102849; Over 300 illustrations; 11 X 8.75 inches; 118 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 5266
Book Description Abhinav, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0391022849